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Full Text of SR1593  100th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The Illinois National Guard consists of over
313,000 of the best and brightest citizens of the State of
4Illinois; and
5    WHEREAS, The Illinois National Guard honorably serves the
6State and has helped keep our State safe during floods,
7snowstorms, tornados, and disasters, both natural and
8man-made, since its inception; and
9    WHEREAS, The Illinois National Guard has honorably served
10in the ongoing War on Terror since America was attacked on
11September 11, 2001; and
12    WHEREAS, The Illinois National Guard's state mission is "To
13provide trained and disciplined forces for domestic
14emergencies or as otherwise provided by state law"; and
15    WHEREAS, The citizens of the State of Illinois are best
16protected from disasters, both natural and manmade, by having
17the soldiers of the Illinois National Guard remain standing
18watch within our State, instead of stationed at the Mexican
19border; and
20    WHEREAS, No foreign army is amassed at our country's



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1southern borders, threatening invasion; and
2    WHEREAS, Governor Bruce Rauner indicated that he would be
3open to sending the soldiers of the Illinois National Guard
41,000 miles away to serve in a federal capacity, guarding the
5border with Mexico; and
6    WHEREAS, The safety and security of the citizens of the
7State of Illinois, along with the safety and security of our
8National Guard members, must take precedence over the political
9aspirations of our executive branch; therefore, be it
11ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we urge Governor Bruce
12Rauner to put the safety and security of the citizens of the
13State of Illinois first and not deploy the soldiers and airmen
14of the Illinois National Guard to the Mexican border; and be it
16    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
17delivered to Governor Bruce Rauner and Major General Richard J.
18Hayes Jr., Adjutant General of Illinois.