The United States has been involved in a perpetual, undeclared war over the past two decades.
This war bringing physical and psychological damage to our sons and daughters who should not be deployed as full-time soldiers.
It’s time to end the federal government’s command of the Pennsylvania National Guard unless war is constitutionally declared by the United States congress.
10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
PA Constitution Article III C NATIONAL GUARD
§ 16. National Guard to be organized and maintained.
The citizens of this Commonwealth shall be armed, organized and disciplined for its defense when and in such manner as may be directed by law. The General Assembly shall provide for maintaining the National Guard by appropriations from the Treasury of the Commonwealth, and may exempt from State military
service persons having conscientious scruples against bearing arms.
(May 16, 1967, P.L.1037, J.R.3)
1967 Amendment. Joint Resolution No.3 renumbered former section 16 to present section 24 and amended and renumbered section 1 of former Article XI (Militia) to present section 16.
Defend the Guard Legislation would require that a State’s National Guard units cannot be deployed to long term combat duty overseas unless congress has declared war, as provided by the U.S. Constitution.