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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    If called upon however, they are under the authority of yours truly, Barack Obama.

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    nvm **** that. But they can all, as individuals, be drafted so they're practically albeit not legally still under the command of Obama.
    And that's precisely when the first part of the second amendment has meaning.

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States."

    When called into actual service of the United States. Yes, the President can assume control of State militia by calling them into service, but he does not get carte blanch control of State militias. Ultimately a militia is controlled by the State it serves and then President when called up.



    They're just making sure the Feds stay within proper bounds.



    We'll see what they lawyers say on that one. But as the State has control of its own militia, it seems to me that the governor has more than enough power to order them to monitor federal agents operating within his State.
    Where does it say the President can call them into service?
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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Do you people even understand that legally it is irrelevant? Federal legal authority always usurps State legality. This is a non-issue. The State governor is doing it to appeal to mental simpletons that don't know the Law.
    You are apparently an expert on the law. Maybe you'd be so kind was to cite the law, and then explain it.
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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    An interesting question of constitutional law. Does the governor of Texas have the right to order a volunteer state militia to monitor Federal troops to ensure there is no hostile intent?
    *I* have a right to monitor troops (to a point), so of course the Governor does, too. Having said that, sounds like grandstanding on his part to me.
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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Do you people even understand that legally it is irrelevant? Federal legal authority always usurps State legality. This is a non-issue. The State governor is doing it to appeal to mental simpletons that don't know the Law.
    Not according to the 10th Amendment.

    Then again, we don't actually follow the 10th Amendment anymore, so there ya go.
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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You know what I meant.
    Please. What you are saying is not worth a hill of beans.

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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    An interesting question of constitutional law. Does the governor of Texas have the right to order a volunteer state militia to monitor Federal troops to ensure there is no hostile intent?
    I think this needs to be broken down into:

    A. Can he?
    B. Is it even remotely warranted in this case?

    For me, the answers are:
    A. Yes
    B. No

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    Re: Does a state governor have the Constitutional right to monitor Federal troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    I think this needs to be broken down into:

    A. Can he?
    B. Is it even remotely warranted in this case?

    For me, the answers are:
    A. Yes
    B. No
    I suppose what it boils down to is the motivation. In this case he is doing it to send the wrong message to people who don't like the fact the the President has the right to declare martial law. As such, he is violating the Constitution.

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