Re: Arizona Stepping up again!
From the OP article...
I have to ask, since lawmakers did not fund the Arizona State Guard what is the expectation that this will work?
SB 1083 would establish an Arizona Special Missions Unit, separate from the Arizona National Guard and even separate from the Arizona State Guard, which lawmakers approved - but did not fund - last year.
Under the control of the governor, it would respond to disasters and get involved in search-and-rescue efforts. But it also would be responsible in helping to secure the border and supplement law enforcement, including being able to pursue, arrest and detain individuals.
And unlike last year's bill authorizing the governor to set up a State Guard, this measure actually mandates that the governor name someone to head the unit and gives that person the power to get volunteers and appoint commissioned officers. It also includes a $1.4 million appropriation.
- Frustrated Independent
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people.” - Penn Jillette amazingly enough, and I agree.