State Rep. Steve Johnson today introduced the Defend the Guard Act, which would require Congress to declare war as required under the U.S. Constitution before Michigan National Guard troops could be deployed to a warzone.
“This is not an anti-war or pro-war bill but rather a simple requirement for Congress to do their job for once,” said Johnson. “It is important that we have a declaration of war with a clear mission in place before sending our troops into harm’s way.”
Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution states “The Congress shall have Power… To declare War,” which prevents constant military actions without proper discussion and Congressional authority. Johnson said it is time to support President Trump’s leadership in declaring victory and to end the endless wars by bringing our troops home.
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