Editorial: Keep the National Guard home

Until recently, the Oklahoma National Guard was not deployed overseas in combat zones. During the Vietnam War, the Guard was stationed only stateside.

Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed legislation to ensure men and women serving in the Oklahoma National Guard are only deployed as directed by the U.S. Constitution.

Known as the “Defend the Guard” Act, SB 1101 wants to make sure the Oklahoma National Guard could not be deployed overseas unless Congress fulfilled the constitutional requirements of declaring war as seen in article one, section eight, clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution and insurrections as seen in article one, section eight, clause 15.

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