What an incredible statement of disrespect and contempt for those who have served this nation.
The US military is not the TSA. Take your anger elsewhere.
We are also going to have to come to terms with the fact that in a decade we wont have enough money to fund the military hardly at all. The Costs of interest on the debt will be too prohibitive.
The military is now, with the 2011 cuts and with Sequestration, less that 17% of the budget and approaching 2% of GDP - historic lows on both fronts.
It is not military spending that is bankrupting this nation - it is Entitlements. Try telling the Medicare and Social Security crowd that there must be small reforms, and watch the verbal attacks fly.
“What an incredible statement of disrespect and contempt for those who have served this nation.”
I’m afraid I mean no disrespect, in my implication that the Federal military is a professional force structured to above all else follow orders, not uphold the Constitution.
“The US military is not the TSA. Take your anger elsewhere.”
Perhaps not, but do you have any doubt that if so ordered by congress & the present that the Federal military would not act just aggressive as the TSA?
If you think they wouldn’t i’m sorry to say you are sadly mistaken. As I said before, the military is structured to carry out orders(whatever they are) not uphold constitutional law.
I have no doubt that the Federal military’s ranks are filled with many great patriots. The composition and patriotism of the majority of the army, air-force, and Navy is not in fact at issue.
Historic lows? My dear SkyPilot there was a time when we had no standing Federal army at all. 1000 men would not be a historic low!
We were not then nor would we be at such a point defenseless, we have State militia(national guard) forces which were always intended to form the peace time standing force of theses united States for the precise reason that they were not so easy marshaled by Washington against the people & their states.
Im sorry to say SkyPilot that as much as we may not like it, the way things are going now we need to return to that scheme before your Federal military really is ordered to wage a treasonous war upon its own States & people.
Theses are not happy times, and unfortuantly things look very much like they will get worse in the coming decades.