We have a professional army that will fight enemies, both foreign and domestic.
There are millions of Arabs and Muslims who are US Citizens. How many would fire on people declared 'terrorists' by their superiors?
Waco is an example. The riots of the 1960's and 1970's are an example.
Our professional military does know right from wrong. However the risk to military firing on US Citizens comes from the civilian leadership.
No military operations will ever occur in the US without the approval, ROE, and Mission statement coming directly from the President and the SECDEF along with civilian branch secretaries.
So if for some unforseen reason the "military" ever does fire on US citizens you can be assured that the fault lies in the electorate.
This is an often overlooked facet in the decision making process known as voting. If you don't know what a person stands for and believes you shouldn't vote for them. But there are whole segments of our country that votes for someone because they were told to. I don't pity them in the least when they get what they ask for.
posted on 03/01/2004 6:39:43 AM PST
(Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime - Nicole Gelinas)
To: RockChucker; American_Centurion
"How many would fire on people declared 'terrorists' by their superiors?"
What percentage of 'new Americans' do we have in Iraq now? I recall reading the figure was something around 25%. What percentage of these 'new Americans' understand the Constitution, specifically the 2nd Amendment?
posted on 03/01/2004 7:33:46 AM PST
(Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.--Eleanor Roosevelt)
posted on 03/07/2004 11:05:36 PM PST
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