As reported by Red Dirt Report, an Oklahoma news blog:
As I wrote Tuesday, we need to make sure that Gov. Strickland and John Kasich know that we'll have none of it, either.
"This power grab eliminates the lines between federal and state authority," [Republican State Senator Randy] Brogdon said. "This move by the administration undoubtedly violates our Tenth Amendment rights as a state..."
"As governor I would never sit idly by and allow the federal government to usurp power clearly delegated to the State of Oklahoma," Brogdon said.
Brogdon, a longtime defender of states' Tenth Amendment rights, called on Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry to boycott the Council if called upon, and immediately denounce any further intrusive action on the citizens of this state.
"This is an opportunity for us as a free people to stand up and stand strong for the protection of our freedoms," Brogdon concluded.
Michael Bolden, of the Tenth Amendment Center has another good idea. Writing to BeaReady at the Ohio Freedom Alliance, he suggests:
[This is] another reason why people need to start demanding that their states pass laws nullifying the use of their National Guard troops in all situations except the three very limited ones in the Constitution.
According to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, the National Guard (which is what the Founding Fathers called "the Militia") may only be used to "execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel Invasions." "Repel invasions" means fighting on our soil, not theirs.
Virtual buckeye to BeaReady at the Ohio Freedom Alliance.