Dunleavy, four other governors demand Pentagon withdraw unconstitutional vaccine mandate in National Guard

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Five governors, including Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, are calling on the Pentagon to rescind the Covid-19 vaccine mandate for National Guard members.

In their letter, the governors say the mandate is unconstitutional, and that National Guards report to governors of the states, unless called upon by the federal government.

“We write to request you withdraw part of your and the Service Secretaries’ directives to National Guard members in their Title 32 duty status concerning the COVID-19 vaccine,” the letter states. “We acknowledge your right to establish readiness standards for the National Guard for activation into a Title 10 status. However, directives dictating whether training in a Title 32 status can occur, setting punishment requirements for refusing to be COVID-19 vaccinated, and requiring separation from each state National Guard if unvaccinated are beyond your constitutional and statutory authority,” the letter states.

“The U. S. Supreme Court has for decades affirmed in cases, such as in Perpich v. Department of Defense, 496 U.S. 334 (1990), that the National Guard is under the command and control of the Governor of each state unless those members are called to active service under Title 10. The Militia Clauses found in Article 1, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution clearly state, ‘…reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress,’” the letter states.

The letter was signed by Govs. Mark Gordon of Wyoming, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Tate Reeves of Mississippi, and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, as well as Dunleavy.

Separately, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt also asked the Pentagon to suspend a requirement that Oklahoma National Guard members receive the vaccination, noting 800 soldiers — 10% of the Oklahoma National Guard was not vaccinated and had no intention of getting the vaccine. The Oklahoma National Guard requires none of its members to become vaccinated for Covid, in defiance of the Biden order.

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  1. Good show. Better late than never. Many Guardsmen have been stressing out , forced to choose between service and a “ vaccine “ that is not proven to do much and can cause side effects not fully explored as of yet. And as we learn more, does nothing to stop the spread of the virus. Getting the shot or not has no bearing on a serviceman’s readiness to do his/her duties. They should not ever be forced to choose.

  2. Who the hell is this Dunleavy fellow! Where did he come from? Is he new here? I’ve been looking our governor but I got to the point where I gave up! This pretender needs to check in with the other guy.
    I’m getting confused here, who is who???

  3. Barn burning boom, great job Governor Dunleavy and State of Alaska. Clot shot should be on a voluntary basis, with informed consent.

  4. Enough with this sort of wimpish “please don’t force us!” simpering already!
    JUST REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MANDATES!
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    Gov. Dunleavy, don’t ask them, TELL them, that you will refuse to comply with unconstitutional, immoral, illegal mandates!
    It’s really just that simple.

  5. Dunleavy is obviously confused. On one hand he is decrying mandatory inoculation with an experimental “vaccine” that only has emergency authorization by the FDA & on the the other hand he continues to pay his Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Zink, who is a zealot for mandatory Covid vaccinations. Can’t have it both ways, Gov!

    • Zink might be a flake, but at least she doesn’t have any political power. On the other hand, if Dunleavy fired her, she would become the left’s newest media celebrity – and quite possibly a candidate. Better to just let her keep talking and ignore her.

  6. I hear on the Fagan podcast that this is to little too late. Guard member called in saying he was forced to take the covid therapy or quit some time back. I’m totally not surprised. Most politicians are only good for sound bites.
    I was wrong in my barn burning boom, how disgusting the great reset has become.

  7. With an increasingly hostile China and an emboldened Russia, we need all the soldiers we can get. Especially the free thinking ones.

  8. “Members of the U.S. military are already required to get as many as 17 vaccines, depending on where they are deployed. The requirements — which include shots for smallpox, hepatitis, polio and the flu — also provide for a number of temporary and permanent exemptions for either medical or administrative reasons.” This quote is from today’s ADN article on US Military’s vaccinations.
    Not sure if things have changed over the years, but when I entered basic training @ Ft. Lewis in 1967, regular Army recruits were joined by National Guardsmen in that training. That said, I would be astounded if National Guardsmen would be treated any differently, relative to vaccinations, as they may well need to be called up and sent wherever needed.
    Anyone on here thinking things should be held up for a state National Guard unready for service?? Unconstitutional perhaps? Heheh!

  9. Maybe Dunleavy could find a way to just replace the Alaska Guard members who do not want to get the clot shots, the same way he helped replace the nurses and other medical workers in Alaska who lost their jobs when they refused to go along with the poison shot scam. Just bring them in from outside of Alaska if Alaskans refuse to go along with him and his Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink.

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