Governor Abbott is putting his citizens rights first by commanding General Betty keep Texans properly informed during an upcoming military exercise.
The United States Army says that United States Military Operation Jade Helm 15 is designed to train special forces units such as the Army’s Green Berets, Air Force and Marine Special Operations Commands, Marine Expeditionary Units, and the 82nd Airborne Division.
It will take place in various locations across the State of Texas including the Big Country’s own town of Big Springs from July – September of 2015.
Citizens have been raising concerns since preliminary operation plans came to light, and Governor Greg Abbott is making it his mission to quell these fears the best he can.
He penned this letter to Commander of the Texas State Guard Major General Gerald “Jake” Betty urging him to monitor all aspects of the operation in the interest of keeping his public informed. Governor Abbott wants to make it clear to Texans that their “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights, and civil liberties will not be infringed”.
State Guard monitoring would make information like military personnel movements and raining exercise schedules public knowledge.
Abbott ends his letter by highlighting “Texas’ long history of supporting our military forces and our proud tradition of training, deploying, and supporting our active-duty troops and return veterans.”
As usual, Governor Abbott is looking out for Texans first. He knows better than most of us that O cannot be trusted, and we all know what he’s done to our military, so it’s no wonder we’re all a bit leery when it comes to military exercises.
Good on you Governor.