Tuesday, February 15, 2011
VoteVets on Gov. Walker's Threat to Activate National Guard
Key quote: "Maybe the new governor doesn't understand yet - but the National Guard is not his own personal intimidation force to be mobilized to quash political dissent," said Robin Eckstein, a former Wisconsin National Guard member, Iraq War Veteran from Appleton, WI, and member of VoteVets.org. "The Guard is to be used in case of true emergencies and disasters, to help the people of Wisconsin, not to bully political opponents."
Elsewhere, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has this to say: “Here’s one reliable test of good public policy: You don’t have to call out the National Guard when you propose it.”