Does anyone else find this a tad disturbing?

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/560809-gop-megadonor-funding-deployment-of-south-dakota-troops-to-border

So a deep pocket GOP donor is paying for the SDNG to “deploy” to Texas. Yes there are issues at the border. BUT the NG cannot perform ANY LE duties, only support missions for CBP.

Questions arise. 1) Did the Governor of Texas request assistance from other states? I did not see where he did, but I may have missed it. And if he did request it, why not to the administration?

2) Did Governor Noem go in search of deep pockets to pay for this deployment?

3) What is the mission going to be? As the last time the NG was sent to the border, they were only doing support as allowed by law.

4) What if Jeff Bezos decided he needed NG support at an Amazon warehouse in the name of “national security” and made a big donation to the state of Virginia in order to secure a “deployment” to an Alabama warehouse?

This comes off as a paid army doing the bidding of a private citizen.

33 thoughts on “Does anyone else find this a tad disturbing?

  1. “Both DeSantis and Noem are potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders.”

    All you need to know right there.

    I heard the Gates foundation just paid for NG troops to storm hospital maternity wards to prevent circumcisions. Or mandatory circumcisions? I forget which, but he has very strong opinions about circumcision one way or the other.

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    1. Don’t know about NG, but teams from Israel and Mexico are on the scene assisting in the effort. And they are ALL Jewish.

      Makes me wonder if the condo was built by anti-Semites because they knew Jews would be moving in. (I can throw out silly conspiracy thoughts, too)

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        1. There has been a great deal of discussion concerning the 40 year building assessment plans in those areas. Whether the regulation has been followed properly is in question.

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          1. “They chose to delay the repairs themselves.”

            The 40 year assessment plan and not getting properly briefed on the issues is part of the issue. Last year the assessment was in the $9 million range, last one was $15M. But I’m not sure if the severity was clear enough.

            Also, the tenants gave control to the condo association.

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          2. “They chose to delay the repairs themselves.”

            I think the record will show that you are entirely correct on that point. It is hard to get people to voluntarily ante up tens of thousands of dollars (or more). Clearly this event demonstrated the need for regulatory enforcement of structural standards.

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  2. This seems to me to be a way to bring the matter to court.

    The states are banding together to perform a function that should be carried out by the Federal government. They are provoking the Biden admin to sue them to stop it to bring the failure of the Federal government to enforce the law into the courts.

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    1. “The states are banding together to perform a function that should be carried out by the Federal government”

      How is this a federal issue? It is more of a function of state and local governments to ensure the safety of buildings.

      For a states rights guy, you sure do have an interesting way of proving it.

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        1. A minor case of “thread high jacking” has occurred, it appears. And I mistook your post to be in reply to the high jacked section of the thread. Apologies.

          As as GOP-run states banding together, they seem to be overlooking the fact that the NG cannot perform any duties outside of support of CBP.

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  3. RE: “Does anyone else find this a tad disturbing?”

    I find Stumble Joe’s refusal to enforce the southern border far more disturbing. My preference is for the Federal government to do its job, but if it won’t I’m OK with private citizens stepping in.

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    1. Pushed the wrong button before finishing my thought.

      The NG cannot be deployed by the feds unless requested by the governor. Has the Texas governor requested the deployment?

      And you can ignore facts if you want, but the NG CANNOT perform any LE, including border security.

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      1. RE: “the NG CANNOT perform any LE, including border security.”

        Not true. In fact, the “National Guard Domestic Law Enforcement Support and Mission Assurance Operations” instruction states: “It is the policy of the Department of Defense and the National Guard Bureau that the National Guard shall cooperate with and provide military assistance to civil authorities as directed by and consistent with applicable state and federal laws, policies, directives and executive orders. This military assistance to civil authorities includes domestic law enforcement support and mission assurance operations.”

        https://publicintelligence.net/national-guard-domestic-law-enforcement-operations-guide/

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        1. “This military assistance to civil authorities includes domestic law enforcement support and mission assurance operations”

          Your own post backs exactly what I said. SUPPORT only. It was the same when 45 deployed the NG to TX during his administration.

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          1. Support includes “military assistance to civil authorities” performing law enforcement. Your assertions on this point are incorrect.

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          2. “… as directed by and consistent with applicable state and federal laws, policies, directives and executive orders. This military assistance to civil authorities includes domestic law enforcement support and mission assurance operations.”

            Support only. That is in accordance with state, federal laws, policies and directives.

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          3. RE: “Support only. That is in accordance with state, federal laws, policies and directives.”

            Per the instruction, support may include use of deadly force.

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    2. I don’t believe the Biden administration is much if any of a departure from Trump. They’re mostly using the same tactics and policies, just with different rhetoric–which is all anyone really pays attention to or cares about.

      It just seems like Central Americans must be streaming across the border because the White House no longer explicitly compares them to bugs.

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          1. The point is that material policies have changed, not just narratives, as your comment suggested.

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  4. Since B**** and his AWOL minion H***** wont enforce the law, someone has to. Quite frankly I have been waiting for Texas landowners to start shooting but I’m more than ok with the NG deploying to bring some resolution to B**** and minion H***** created chaos.

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  5. What seems to have been overlooked by many wrt this post is the fact that a PRIVATE CITIZEN is paying for one state’s NG to deploy to another. Classic mercenaryism.

    Using the NG to shore up support for CBP at the border is not wrong. What I find wrong is the way it is being paid for. If the SD Governor wants to deploy troops under her command (which NG units are), then she should not be accepting payments from a private citizen NOT an SD resident, to avoid justifying to her constituents the deployment.

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