What to discern about the “perfect storm” of who to blame about the failure to activate the National Guard to “suppress revolutions?”
The Chicago Tribune article titled: General details delay to deadly riot, reported the following statement”
“requesting help at 1:49 PM ………was sent at 5:08 PM….”
A previous article titled: The lost hours: How confusion and inaction at the Capitol delayed a troop deployment, reported:
“Twenty minutes later, (after a protestor was shot to death @ 2:44 PM) according to a Pentagon timetable, Miller gave verbal approval to dispatch National Guard troops to the Capitol.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to discern the root cause of the “insurrection,” to prevent another to occur for the same reasons.”
Obey the king’s command, I say, because you took an oath before God. (Ecclesiastes 8:2)
What’s My Point?
The following Consttution verse titled: When to Call out the Militia
“The states as well as Congress may prescribe penalties for failure to obey the President’s call of the militia. They also have a concurrent power to aid the National Government by calls under their own authority, and in emergencies may use the militia to put down armed insurrection.”
If we discern the articles reporting the confusion based on politics and military bureaucracy which resulted in hours before the National Guard was finally deployed, it becomes apparent that both politicians and military leadership failed to deploy the militia in a timely manner during a contested election “perfect storm.”.
My point is not to discern the obvious bad decisions made by the military, but to point to the root cause in my opinion, of the Insurrection and blame the politicians for their lack of decision making and discernment abilities delay which would have prevented the insurrection in the first place.
In My Opinion
The root cause of the insurrection is Congress for delaying for over 20 years to pass legislation to place minimum voting requirements for voters to trust in the election results.
If we discern the confusion of the military who are appointed by politicians and subject to Congressional finger pointing committees’ hearings such as what is taking place now, it becomes apparent that opposite from ancient times, when a King was in total authority, that in a Democrat Republic, during an election time period of lame duck leadership after elections, that the “perfect storm” of the 2021 election is possible to be repeated.
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Should Congress be pointing their fingers in the right direction by looking in the mirror when they discern the root cause of the “insurrection.”
Regards and goodwill blogging
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Chicago Tribune NY Times February 20, 2021
The Militia Clauses