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Discussion in 'Politics' started by aaronman, Feb 12, 2009.
States Push to Take Back National Guard
Bring the Guard Home.org
War Powers Resolution of 1973
It's too bad that the National Guard was essentially used as a backdoor draft.
so how many states other than vermont can afford the guard?
show of hands?
Bro, this is the paradigm in American thinking that has to change. Where do you think all those federal dollars paying for the Guard come from (besides the printing press... another subject)? Thats right, the states. So, we give our tax revenue to the federal government, who then doles it back out to us as long as were good little peasants. All they ask for in return is that we let them control our actions, and where and how we spend it.
And to top it all off, because we have our guard overseas, the feds (under GW, but I haven't heard of O'bama talking of changing it) we now have federal troops (U.S. Army NORCOM) stationed in America to put be used for disaster relief, and to put down insurrection if it occurs. This has ALWAYS been a state guard function.