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)
Took the words right out of my mouth.
I have always blamed Clinton on America. He is a reflection of us and our desires.
If you don't know what a person stands for and believes you shouldn't vote for them.
Voting is done by considering party affiliation, not principles. At least for themajority. Those who put principle above party are far too few in number to make any significant difference in an election.
posted on 03/01/2004 7:49:28 AM PST
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