We expect 20 or more states to introduce Defend the Guard legislation during the 2021 legislative session. This is a state bill that prohibits the deployment of a state’s National Guard units into foreign combat zones without a declaration of war, as required by the Constitution.

This is a way states can push back and help restore constitutional war powers. But there are other practical reasons to support this legislation. These unconstitutional wars steal valuable resources from the states.

For Further Reading

States Legislators Set to Push Back Against Endless Unconstitutional Wars

Interview: How States Can Help Stop the Unconstitutional Wars

Defend the National Guard: What, How and Why

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