Speak Out: Alabama’s National Guard
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May 20, 2013 | 3237 views |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While I support the men and women of the Alabama National Guard, I question the use of money from the Alabama Trust Fund to build, maintain or repair armories. The Alabama National Guard ceased being state militias in 1958 when state control was subjugated to federal authority.

For all practical means and purposes, today they are federal troops that are used to augment the U.S. Army. This was done to save the federal government money by not having to support a larger standing army but still have a pool of troops to draw from.

If they ever become Alabama’s State Militia again only under the command of our state’s government, only then will the state be obligated to keep up those forces. Alabama’s money is our tax money, not the feds.

Billy E. Price
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