From Breitbart.com, there is a story, “Guard needs more money to send troops to border,” that discuss that National Guard needs funds and troops to patrol the border.
After Congress spent trillions on banks, car companies, paying off their special interest groups, and entitlement programs, the National Guard does not have enough resources to protect our nation. Apparently, the Congress has its priorities backwards.
Congress has enumerated powers stated in the Constitution:
1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress” --Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 1, 12, 15, 16
Congress has directly stated responsibilities to protect the nation from invasions. Mexican drug cartels and military crossing into our country and kidnapping and/or killing Americans are invasion. Congress is in dereliction of their duty to protect the citizens.
Instead, they sit in Washington debating about AIG, GM, and Freddie and Fannie. They spend our taxes dollars on wasteful projects and entitlements that not their top priorities.
"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated." --Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Albert Gallatin, 1817
So, Congress needs to get their priorities straight and protect our nation and the citizens. They need to fund and provide National Guard troops for the border and stop wasting our money and resources on stimulus bills, banks, car companies, unions, ACORN, and all their other Liberal programs.