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To: cripplecreek
There are legitimate civilian uses for the national guard but normal policing ain’t one of them.

I'm sorry, but the IL Constitution clearly states otherwise:

Constitution of the State of Illinois
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 4. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND OFFICERS
     (a) The Governor is commander-in-chief of the organized militia, except when they are in the service of the United States. He may call them out to enforce the laws, suppress insurrection or repel invasion.
     (b) The Governor shall commission militia officers who shall hold their commissions for such time as may be provided by law.
As you can see, the militia clearly must have the power to enforce civil law, otherwise the Governor could not call them to do so. This is one reason why I think people need tou read their state constitutions: they present a far different picture of what is and isn't allowed than what the politicians paint. (The IN Supreme Court travesty of unilaterally deciding that the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law illustrates that perfectly as the State constitution contained a word-for-word copy of the US Constitution 4th Amendment.)
38 posted on 07/12/2013 4:23:35 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Then let the democrats do it because no conservative will ever live it down.


42 posted on 07/12/2013 4:24:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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