I don't pay anywhere near 50% in taxes and I doubt anyone you know does. Now, the national guard is really the equivalent of the organized and well regulated militia of today. It may not be properly used, meaning the federal government is relying too much on it, taking it out of the control of the state. I realize the intent was, when it was decided to rely more on the national guard and the reserve, to make sure the citizens actually approved of whatever war it was going to be used in. Not sure if it worked out that way or not. But in the meantime, the governor doesn't have a military body to call upon for whenever they're needed.
I assume you've all served in the national guard.
Shoot low, sheriff. They're riding Shetlands!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
and return us to our own beloved homes!
Buy War Bonds.