Sunday, August 06, 2006

The House tries to abolish the National Guard

Sound far-fetched? Check out the National Defense Authorization Act. The House passed the Act, which has a portion that would allow the President to take control of the National Guard without the consent of state Governors in the event of "a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident, or catastrophe." If the Federal government can federalize the Guard whenever it wants, what's the point of having a National Guard at the state level?

Exceptions make poor laws. The governors understand that, the House is disregarding it in their grab for power. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had this to say...""The idea of federalizing yet another function of government in America is a, the wrong direction, and b, counterproductive. The system has worked quite well, notwithstanding what went wrong with Katrina."

Right on.