Responding to anorder by President Obama, a new push is under way for states to adopt laws limiting the use of their National Guard units unless there is an invasion, insurrection or other limited circumstance.
The recent order, posted on the White House website, was accompanied by the explanation that the group is to work "to protect our nation against all types of hazards." It comes just weeks after the president issued a similarly obscure order vastly expanding INTERPOL's privileges in the U.S.
The White House said the new panel was called for in the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act and will include 10 governors picked by the president as well as the Coast Guard commandant and other officials from the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies.
The White House announcement said the council "will provide an invaluable senior administration forum for exchanging views with state and local officials on strengthening our national resilience and the homeland defense and civil support challenges facing our nation today and in the future."
You can read Bob Unruh's entire article here.
Some might say this is just being paranoid, but given the decidedly totalitarian leanings of those currently in power, I would say it is actually more like prudence.
I hope America's state governments will resist what I view as an unmistakable, and illegal, power-grab on the part of the Obama administration.
It wouldn't hurt my feelings if the vapid republicans would make a stink over this, as well.