Do Governors have the Constitutional authority to disobey oaths and Presidential decisions that pertain to National Security?
Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Commander in Chief clause, states that “[t]he President shall be 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.”
The Chicago Tribune article titled, Wisconsin governor recalls troops from Mexico border, angering Illinois U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who was just there, reports, “he (Kinzinger) said he was sent to the border as a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and his crew caught a man crossing the border with 70 pounds of methamphetamine.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to wonder if the USA Constitution is being violated for political reasons when a Governor disagrees with the “Commander in Chief?”
Obey the king’s command, I say, because you took an oath before God. (Ecclesiastes 8:2)
What’s My Point?
In a previous post titled, King Solomon, Pelosi, Trump Oath Obligations? I questioned what it means when an elected official takes an oath to obey the Constitution of the USA.
While we no longer have Kings in the USA, voter elect representatives to make decisions for our nation and take oaths in office to obey the Constitution.
This issue of withdrawing troops appears to be another example of the people elected to office who once elected ignore the oaths they take.
In My Opinion
The writers of the Constitution must be rolling in their graves. Or as CitizenTom.com stated in a comment, “there might be a systematic earthquake in the making of grave rollers” based on what our politicians’ actions and progressive interpretations of the Constitution.
Read the Source Links below and the previous posts about taking oaths in office.
Should President Trump issue orders to start arresting elected legislators who violate the oaths they take when they raise their right hand on the Bible?
I admit I am not a Constitution expert. However, do these examples make you wonder how much folly takes place by legislators in our Nation who do whatever they politically please regardless of the Constitution, or oaths they take, or the guise of progressive governing?
Regards and good will blogging.