Originally posted by seeker1963
reply to post by pierregustavetoutant
The National Guard is activated and commanded by the state governor, even under title 32 status in which they get paid by the feds but are
still 100% under civilian state control (This is what happens for any federally declared emergency). When other state units arrive in say, New Jersey
for Hurricane Sandy, it is only because they were invited by the officials of that state under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. Your
supposition that guard troops can be used in other parts of the country unless assistance is specifically asked for by another state is dead, flat
In theory and how it SHOULD be, I agree with you. However, how do we explain those in the National Guard whom have been called upon to serve in the
It seems like we have a disconnect between the rights of the states and the Feds demanding service from said states........
Is it because of corrupt state Governors who hold their hands out to the Feds, thus selling their state out?????
I am not trying to be a wise ass on this, but how can the National Guard be reserved as a protector of a state, when said state allows them to be used
as a federal troop?
Just a couple of comments.
The 21st-Century Militia: State Defense Forces and Homeland Security
these forces are distinct from the Reserves and the National Guard in that they serve no federal function. In times of both war and peace, SDFs
remain solely under the control of their governors, allowing the governors to deploy them easily and readily in the event of a natural or man-made
TOP 5 MILITARY POWER SIZES AND STRENGTH IN THE WORLD 2013
1. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Active: 1,458,219 Reserve: 1,458,500 Paramilitary: 11,035 Total: 2,927,754
2. CHINESE MILITARY Active: 2,285,000 Reserve: 800,000 Paramilitary: 1,500,000 Total: 4,585,000
3. RUSSIAN MILITARY – Active: 1,027,000 Reserve: 754,000 Paramilitary: 5,000 Total: 1,786,000
4. INDIAN MILITARY – Active: 1,325,000 Reserve: 2,142,821 Paramilitary: 1,300,586 Total: 4,768,407
5. TURKISH MILITARY – Active :666,576 Reserve: 378,700 Paramilitary: 152,200 Total: 1,197,476
These numbers do not even come close to the combined number of civilian held weapons in the U.S.
With 21 Million registered Hunters and at least that many illegal weapons in the hands of otherwise law-abiding citizens, then add the weapons in the
hands of the criminal element, I defy any country to try to fight a land war on U.S. soil.