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Brewer Signs Bill Authorizing Volunteer State Militia

by Evan Wyloge

Published: April 28th, 2011

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Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill creating a state militia that she could deploy at any time, and for any reason.

The bill, SB1495, creates a volunteer state militia, separate and apart from the National Guard.

Rep. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, who sponsored a near identical House bill, said this type of legislation couldn’t have come at a better time.

Harper, who has previously said the governor would not be required to establish a state militia and who called the new state guard a “safety net” for the governor, said he thinks Gov. Brewer should call a militia to action right away.

“I’m very excited that she signed it, of course,” he said. “With the national funding for the National Guard on the border expiring in June, I would like to see the governor sign an executive order that immediately establishes the guard.”

Harper said he consulted several times with Maj. Gen. Hugo Salazar, the Arizona National Guard’s adjutant general, about how he would be able to utilize a volunteer militia if it were to be established and deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border. He called those conversations encouraging.

The new state militia does not have a command structure defined, and Harper said the governor could put anyone in charge of the group.

“That’s not spelled out in the legislation,” Harper said.

Aside from potentially being deployed to the border, Harper said the new state guard could be used in the case of nuclear, biological or chemical attacks, or if there were a radiological leak at a nuclear power plant.

“Decontamination is vital in that scenario,” Harper said. “And the volunteer force could augment first responders in that case.”

 

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Comment by Raymond J. Crawley on May 22, 2011 at 6:03am

Wonder if the volunteers could use a 76 yr old that can still drop a bull elk at 200 yds

 

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Comment by Metalchemist on May 8, 2011 at 8:19pm

If I could find a decent job in Arizona I'd move the (place favorite explicative here) out of Californistan.

When IT hits the fan It'll be in Calif and Ariz. Ya'll in Arizona have got yer act together.

Peggy G  (below) NAILED IT.

 

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Comment by Typhoon McGoon on May 6, 2011 at 1:05pm
RIGHT THE F*** ON!!! OH yeah! Gotta love it! About time! Come on Texas....follow suit!!
Comment by peggy gilliam on May 6, 2011 at 12:57pm
BREWER FOR PRESIDENT !!!!!!!  THANK YOU , ARIZONA ......................

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The fundamental issue in human ethical behavior is summarized by Jesus in what we have come to call "The Golden Rule." Jesus put it this way:

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12 TNIV).

It asks us to test our treatment of others by putting ourselves in their place. Treat others the way you would want them to treat you in the same or similar circumstance.

Somebody took that principle and translated it into Ten Commandments of Human Relations. You may have seen this anonymous piece, for it circulates in a variety of settings. In case you have missed it, I am reproducing it here.

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Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile.

Call people by name. It is music to anyone’s ears to hear the sound of his or her name.

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Be alert to serve. What counts most in life is what you do for others.

Live with a good sense of humor, a generous dose of patience, and a dash of humility appropriate to being human.

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