Here is an interesting situation that could define the course of the nation moving forward.
The Governor of Oklahoma Kevin Stitt (R) removed the state’s adjutant general, who had directed troops to comply with the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate. He then replaced him with a new commanding general who issued an order allowing guard to skip the vaccine no repercussions unless they are put on Federal duty.
So, we have an interesting situation. The National Guard reports to the state governors unless they are called up for Federal duty and are acting within the orders of their senior commanders to skip the vaccine. Punishing troops for following lawful order by superior officers could be a very sticky and dangerous legal precedent. One could also argue that un-vaxed troops do not meet the requirements for Federal duty and cannot, therefore, be activated or forced to be vaxed. I am not an attorney, I am definitely not a expert in military legal matters nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
However, there must be some validity to these arguments because one defense department insider was quoted as
…if the Oklahoma National Guard doesn’t comply with COVID vaccine requirements, they will no longer be “maintaining national recognition,” thus, state will no longer have a Nat Guard, but rather a militia…
Several states including Texas already maintain a state militia separate from the state’s National Guard units, however, funding will become an interesting question should the Oklahoma National Guard be excluded from the National Guard. The federal government foots the entire bill for Guard units when they are called to active, Federal duty. If the state governor activates them for an operation, the state foots the bill. However, peacetime training and equipment costs are split between the state and Federal levels. Is Oklahoma prepared to foot the entire bill? Would the Junta-backed Pentagon try and take possession of planes, tanks, weapons and other equipment provided to the Guard units? What would happen if they tried?
This is a very interesting act of resistance…and we’ll keep an eye out for additional updates.
Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!
God bless and God save the Republic.
Oh, and welcome to the Resistance.