I think you are right on practically all of your points.
and they can do his bidding without answering to anyone but him.
I think it might even be worse then that. I don't even think the appointed State Governors have the authority to do his bidding. All they can do is advise.
I was picking it apart because that's what needs to be done with it.
Agreed. I think we should also start picking apart the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. I had no idea that the States no longer had control over the States' National Guard. That is serious and occurred over two years ago. What else has changed that we don't know about?
I think if people want to get out from under the oppression they are living under we must develop the skills of a lawyer and the knowledge of a historian.
Also, one of the firsy gut reactions I had when reading this was, this also seems to bypass the 10th ammendment and states rights.
Most definitely! The State's National Guard is supposed to be the State's militia to be used for and by the State.
He would only invoke executive power to do this for an extreme reason, and perhaps there is more than one reason.
The possible implications are not good for the American people.
Does it reassign the National Guard power to the Fed? Seems to me it reassigns a lot of power to a realtively small group of people that have to answer to only one person. Obama.
I think it does both. And I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong. It definitely reassigns the States' National Guard under the direction of the Department of Defense who answers to the secretary of Defense who in turn (i believe) answers directly to the President? It is too late to fact check so I may be wrong but I believe that is the hierarchy.
[edit on 14-1-2010 by harvib]