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Stand Strong recently posted a diary regarding the judicial ruling which stated that:

"Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld violated federal law when he recommended the Air National Guard unit at Willow Grove be disbanded, a federal judge ruled Friday, offering hope the Naval Air Station there can be saved.
U.S. District Judge John Padova of Philadelphia ruled that Rumsfeld usurped Gov. Ed Rendell's power to control the Pennsylvania Air National Guard."

I was reading about this elsewhere, and someone pointed out that:

"The USAF wanted to close down a PA Air Nat'l Guard base, but the gov. argued that they can't do that without his permission, because he is the c-in-c of the PA Nat'l Guard. The issue went to court, and a federal judge has ruled in his favor.

If the National Guard is the "well-regulated militia" mentioned in the 2nd Amendment, then those who believe that the intent of the founders should guide judicial decisions will have to agree with this ruling. The writings of the republican theorists of the 17th-18th centuries clearly reveal a fear of standing armies. The militia was undoubtedly intended to be distinct from the national army.

Now for the fun part: it seems to me that this means governors can recall their NG troops from Iraq, or prevent them from going."

Or is this all a fantasy?

Originally posted to Brainwrap on Sun Aug 28, 2005 at 07:10 AM PDT.

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