The United States.
DOD laughs as governors think
that they control the National Guard.
An article on The Progressive—representing a hundred years of Communism—web site revealed that the Defense Department issued a “Fact Sheet” to Congress outlining a plan to post nearly 400,000 military troops throughout the United States. In violation of Posse Comitatus, the troops would be used in times of emergency or major disaster. Since we elected a major disaster, that prospect can be scary.
In June, the U.S. Northern Command distributed a “Congressional Fact Sheet” entitled “Legislative Proposal for Activation of Federal Reserve Forces for Disasters.” That proposal would amend current law, thereby “authorizing the Secretary of Defense to order any unit or member of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve, to active duty for a major disaster or emergency.”
Taken together, these reserve units would amount to “more than 379,000 military personnel in thousands of communities across the United States,” explained Paul Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs (I’m not kidding. Apparently that is his title).
Governor’s are not happy as they are under the impression that the National Guard is a State Militia that they control and not part of the Standing United States Army despite the 1990 decision of the Supreme Court in Perpich v. United States 496 U.S. 334. It should do Obama’s heart good to know that the Communist propaganda against the militia in public schools is still working strong despite the recent case of D.C. v. Heller.
In response to a letter from Paul Stockton, to the National Governors Association, dated July 20, the governors wrote:
“We are concerned that the legislative proposal you discuss in your letter would invite confusion on critical command and control issues,” Governor James H. Douglas of Vermont and Governor Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, the president and vice president of the governors’ association, wrote in a letter back to Stockton on August 7. The governors asserted that they “must have tactical control over all . . . active duty and reserve military forces engaged in domestic operations within the governor’s state or territory.”
The governors were apparently not concerned enough to stop it when Eisenhower used the 101st Airborne and with reports that the National Guard is “training” across the country for “emergencies.”