Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bush Guts Posse Comitatus, Grabs National Guard! by Major Danby

I'm not really all that much of a states' rights guy.  I fall more on the "strong federal government" side of the spectrum.  So when someone like me starts screaming about a massive sneak attack on federalism, you might want to pay attention.

If I told you that Congress was considering passing a law that gives the President -- this President -- the power, in the event of any "disaster, accident, or catastrophe" that he deems to require it, to:

- involuntarily take National Guard troops from State A and

- require them to work in State B for up to a year,

- in law enforcement rather than just traditional areas like disaster relief,

- over the objection of both state's governors

would you believe it?  Probably not.  And you'd be right.  Congress is not considering such a bill.

IT ALREADY PASSED SUCH A BILL THREE WEEKS AGO!

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