Just so everyone knows, after reviewing the bill, it appears that this measure is for this reason: Ask the people do you support the war and would
you like the United States to leave the war?
It does NOT say California leave the war.. however, California has EVERY legal right to deny Federal access to its Reserves, Militias (non existent
now) or National Guard units.. The federal Government controls the Army and nothing more .. unless the State agrees (none do because none know they
can) for the use of reserves ect... in cases like Katrina or Florida, Texas ect, guard units where gone, when they should have been state side.. the
governor could have called the President for a request to have the troops back, however the state (Louisiana) failed to do so, and as a result the
Fed's ended up sending many troops back them selves.
Basically, if California WANTED to, they could "leave the war" .. However they could not bar their citizens from joining the Army...
States have a lot of power, so few know that States have ANY power in comparison to the Federal government.. which is sad...
This is just a political stunt to say "nahnahnahboo boo" to the Reps that Cali's don't like the war, nothing more, could be, but it isn't. More
and more actions like this however could falter the security of the Union its self, which would of course be bad. Except for Cali who if where a
nation its self would have the 3rd strongest economy in the world.
By the way, just so everyone also knows, I cannot find the links anymore, but if you google long enough or search through the Congress website, you
will find a little something Bush tried to pass.......
It was to give the PRESIDENT 100% control over ALL STATE GUARD UNITS in the event of a "disaster" be it war or natural.
Hmm. It got no media attention, what so ever, not even a second. Our forefathers rolled in their graves.
[edit on 6/6/2007 by Rockpuck]