January 13, 2010

More Chains From Obama

In 1933, the Nazis came to power in Germany and began to “fundamentally change the country.” Many of these changes were made based on an idea of what Germany and Germans should be. One of the ways Hitler made sure of his intentions was to establish a force outside of the German military that would do his bidding on the home front. After eliminating any threat from the Sturmabteilung (SA) on the Kristallnacht (Night of Long Knives, June 30, 1934) by executing nearly all of its leadership, the Waffen SS made their way to the forefront as Hitler’s State Police. Hitler said, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

Now, we all would read this and say that Hitler was obviously just trying to make the citizenry powerless against him and the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeitpartei). Total domination is much easier without resistance. However, the quote above would fit nicely coming from Hitler’s lips, expect he didn’t say it. During the 2009 Presidential Campaign, a certain candidate made that exact statement. That candidate is now our President. You might ask, “Ok, big deal – when do they ever keep their campaign promises?” Well, when it comes to expanding liberalism and raping American’s freedoms, this President will keep his promises. On Monday, an executive order was signed establishing this concerning the federalization of the National Guard: “When appointed, the Council [of State Governors] will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities” [emphasis mine].

The lobster is in the pot, folks and the water temperature is slowly increasing. Let’s recall a bit of American History and see why our National Guard is important to the States. This piece comes from http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/mgr2.html.

RED RIVER BRIDGE CONTROVERSY. The Red River Bridge controversy between Texas and Oklahoma (sometimes called the Red River War) occurred in July 1931 over the opening of a newly completed free bridge, built jointly by the two states, across the Red River between Denison, Texas, and Durant, Oklahoma. On July 3, 1931, the Red River Bridge Company, a private firm operating an old toll bridge that paralleled the free span, filed a petition in the United States district court in Houston asking for an injunction preventing the Texas Highway Commission from opening the bridge. The company claimed that the commission had agreed in July 1930 to purchase the toll bridge for $60,000 and to pay the company for its unexpired contract an additional $10,000 for each month of a specified fourteen-month period in which the free bridge might be opened, and that the commission had not fulfilled this obligation. A temporary injunction was issued on July 10, 1931, and Texas governor Ross S. Sterling ordered barricades erected across the Texas approaches to the new bridge. However, on July 16 Governor William (Alfalfa Bill) Murrayqv of Oklahoma opened the bridge by executive order, claiming that Oklahoma's "half" of the bridge ran lengthwise north and south across the Red River, that Oklahoma held title to both sides of the river from the Louisiana Purchase treaty of 1803, and that the state of Oklahoma was not named in the injunction. Oklahoma highway crews crossed the bridge and demolished the barricades. Governor Sterling responded by ordering a detachment of threeTexas Rangersqv, accompanied by Adjutant General William Warren Sterling, to rebuild the barricades and protect Texas Highway Department employees charged with enforcing the injunction. The rangers arrived on the night of July 16. On July 17 Murray ordered Oklahoma highway crews to tear up the northern approaches to the still-operating toll bridge, and traffic over the river came to a halt. On July 20 and 21 mass meetings demanding the opening of the free bridge were held in Sherman and Denison, and resolutions to this effect were forwarded to Austin. On July 23 the Texas legislature, which was meeting in a special session, passed a bill granting the Red River Bridge Company permission to sue the state in order to recover the sum claimed in the injunction. The bridge company then joined the state in requesting the court to dissolve the injunction, which it did on July 25. On that day the free bridge was opened to traffic and the rangers were withdrawn.

Meanwhile, a federal district court in Muskogee, Oklahoma, acting on a petition from the toll-bridge company, had on July 24 enjoined Governor Murray from blocking the northern approaches to the toll bridge. Murray, acting several hours before the injunction was actually issued, declared martial law in a narrow strip of territory along the northern approaches to both bridges and then argued that this act placed him, as commander of the Oklahoma National Guard, above the federal court's jurisdiction. An Oklahoma guard unit was ordered to the bridge, and Murray, armed with an antique revolver, made a personal appearance in the "war zone," as the newspapers labeled it. No attempt was made to enforce the Oklahoma injunction, but on July 24, with the free bridge open, Murray directed the guardsmen to permit anyone who so desired to cross the toll bridge. On July 27 Murray announced that he had learned of an attempt to close the free bridge permanently, and he extended the martial-law zone to the Oklahoma boundary marker on the south bank of the Red River. Oklahoma guardsmen were stationed at both ends of the free bridge, and Texas papers spoke of an "invasion." Finally, on August 6, 1931, the Texas injunction was permanently dissolved, the Oklahoma guardsmen were withdrawn to enforce martial law in the Oklahoma oilfields, and the bridge controversy was laid to rest. The bridge was dynamited on December 6, 1995, to make room for a new one.

Notice that the Governor of Oklahoma maintained his sovereignty by usurping the authority of the Federal system. Alfalfa Bill understood the importance the State National Guard played in keeping a state protected and sovereign. Therefore, by federalizing a state’s National Guard, Obama will effectually ignore the sovereignty of the state. And, this is just the beginning of what an executive order like this does. After the Civil War, there was a federal law signed known as the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. This act revolved around limiting the federal government’s ability to use the military for law enforcement measures. Under this act, “uniformed” service men (today would be the Air Force, Navy, National Guard, etc.) were prohibited from normal law enforcement, policing and peace officers when they were elevated to a federal level. This is only to be otherwise where dictated by the Constitution or Congress. But, when you have an anti-American agenda, then what’s the point of following American law and knowing your own Constitution?!

This is interesting, yet connivingly curious. With your state National Guard under the Federal Government’s control, who is left to defend your state’s sovereignty and indeed yourself? Yes, you have your guns, but for how long? Stay tuned – the next post will deal with the UN Small Arms Treaty as it relates to American having to give up ALL of their guns. Stock the ammo boxes while you still can!

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