New Orleans pays the price for Iraq

This post was written by marc on August 31, 2005
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Normally we would have a national guard to come in and deal with natural disasters like the hurricane in New Orleans. Thousands of people are likely to die for lack of resources to evacuate people and bring in emergency aid. But we don’t have a national guard in our own country anymore because they are all over in Iraq. Poor judgment has put America at risk.

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You got that straight! I don’t even know how the President has power over the state militias? I didn’t think he had that authority. Weren’t the states given jurisdiction over the state militias? I know it used to be that way. My g-g-grandfather was in a NY State militia in the Civil War. His records are in the State Archives, not the National Archives. Although, I believe the Fed eventually took over all of those units.

Written By Brian JD on August 31st, 2005 @ 11:27 pm

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