If elected Governor, I’ll stop the misuse of our National Guard.
I will use every available means to prevent the President of the United States from federalizing our National Guard Troops for use in a foreign conflict that has not had a Declaration of War by the United States Congress.
Over many generations, my family has had many members serve in various branches of the military. My father served in the U.S. Navy….. grandfathers (both) in the U.S. Army. I have a niece serving now.
I believe that often we’ve been too quick to war. But, even if the conditions were such that the use of military forces could be considered appropriate — a Governor of this State should do all in their power to ensure that our National Guard protected from misuse by the President. Our Constitution relies on the Congress to pass a Declaration before the President can use National Guard Troops — whose primary mission is internal — and acts at the prerogative of the Governor.
While some believe this is radical, most would understand that the Tenth Amendment reserves powers to the States. Only under a proper Declaration of War would the President then request the cooperation of the State to bring the National Guard into Ready Reserve. The last several decades have witnessed a misuse of Presidential Authority by both Democratic and Republican Presidents. We must ensure that the blood of our men and women is not sent afield without forethought and commitment. Our representatives in Washington owe us that.
Proud to have the endorsement of the last three candidates of the Libertarian Party for Governor: