Since the tea party burst onto the scene, conservatives have talked a great limited government game and rejected much of the anti-Constitutional rhetoric of the Bush years with the exception of one crucial issue: war.Details
Introduced on May 14, 2012, AJR66 “respectfully urges the President and the Secretary of Defense to withdraw all New Jersey National Guard personnel from Afghanistan.”
The resolution includes statements on the cost and continuation of Operation Enduring Freedom, the sacrifice of multiple tours and the continued “deployment may leave the citizens of the State of New Jersey vulnerable in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack as the New Jersey National Guard may not have the personnel or equipment to adequately respond to an emergency.”
The absence of Vermont’s National Guard helicopters after Hurricane Irene might have served as a wake up call. All of Vermont’s urgently needed Black Hawk choppers were in Iraq.
This statement in the resolution seems to address “blow back” – the CIA’s term for unintended consequences:Details
The following is a letter sent to Louisiana State Rep Brett F. Geymann. I encourage you to do the same with your state reps: On January 11, 2010, Pres. Obama signed an Executive Order, which grants the executive branch of the federal government new, far-reaching powers over the National Guard of each state. You may…Details