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Originally posted by LurkerMan
another variable in the oklahoma situation is the Indian tribes. i could easily see them sideing with the state, which will create a myriad of problems for the feds.
the indians have even more sovereignty than the state, their own funding/resources/police force, and their own land.
Originally posted by warpcrafter
Sure, they can join the crowd. That will just be more reason for the feds to listen to their phone calls, read their e-mails and tail their cars.
Thus far, the discussions have been exploratory. Even the proponents say they don't know how an armed force would be organized nor how a state-based militia could block federal mandates.
Critics also asserted that the force could inflame extremism, and that the National Guard already provides for the state's military needs.
"Have they heard of the Oklahoma City bombing?" said Joseph Thai, a constitutional law professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by Ahabstar
....Isn't that what the Oklahoma National Guard is for? .. That IS the states main militia... the Governor has control over it?!
Weird to see this in the Washington Post though.