Uphold the Constitution
Defend the Guard legislation would prohibit a state's National Guard units from being deployed into active combat without a formal declaration of war by Congress, as provided by the U.S. Constitution.
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The goal of "Defend the Guard," a project of BringOurTroopsHome.US, is to have states reassert their Tenth Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution and provide a necessary check on the federal government's use of military force as a tool of U.S. foreign policy.
State legislators have an essential, civic obligation to their voters to demand that the federal government adhere to congressional wars powers as mandated by Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Without an official declaration of war by the U.S. Congress, states have a duty to withhold their troops from active combat.
The sole objective of "Defend the Guard" is to obligate the federal government to obey the U.S. Constitution before sending our sons and daughters to fight more endless wars.