Is our Military being converted to a civilian service?

Or more accurately, is our military being prepared to be utilized in a martial role against U.S. citizens?

National Guard practices going from home to home doing searches, in the pretext of searching for drugs. But this tactic doesn’t make sense when talking about drugs.  I mean, when have you heard of police drug raids going from home to home?  This type of tactic is much more common historically when searching for a specific item or type of individual, be it a firearm or Jew….

FYI, military units do not have legal jurisdiction (the exception being one branch, the U.S. Coast Guard, which has legal jurisdiction on U.S. waters).

http://michaelbane.blogspot.com/2009/02/ive-seen-future-brother.html

This on top of the military training in how to conduct a roadblock…
http://www.duiblog.com/2008/12/16/here-come-the-feds-contd-marines-at-dui-roadblocks/

And for the first time, a U.S. army brigade will be deployed on active-duty during a peacetime/non-emergency period.
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

Posse Comitatus Act – which makes it illegal to utilize the military in a law enforcement role except in a few specified exceptions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

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  1. Jurisdiction. This is where it gets a tad bit confusing. See, US air space is all controlled by the Air National Guard. Army Guard Units are under the command of their state governor. As long as they’re not mobilized, which requires Presidential authorization and “Title 10” orders, it is in fact legal.

    I didn’t say it was right.

    Now, the upside which gets overlooked a whole lot? Liberals and socialist weenies don’t have the capacity or nobility required for self-sacrifice, or to serve others in such an undistinguished manner as a career in the armed forces. Gore? Kerry? Only to build a political career because it used to be required. The guys I work with, the ones going career, are hunters, gun owners, and just as staunchly right-wing as myself.

    I refuse to believe the testicular fortitude required to kill enemies of innocent “infidel” Americans could be turned against our own citizens, who we’ve sworn to protect. I think a military coup and re-taking of the government is a whole lot more likely.

  2. Yes, the National Guard is under the jurisdiction of the the respective Governor’s, and yes there are situations in which they can legally be called up and deployed – both for emergency response, war time situations, and rebellion.

    But we’re talking about an Army unit being deployed on active duty not for any of these issues.

    “The guys I work with, the ones going career, are hunters, gun owners, and just as staunchly right-wing as myself.”

    And hopefully the likes of such influences will prevent our own soldiers from clearing our houses and families.

    “I refuse to believe the testicular fortitude required to kill enemies of innocent “infidel” Americans could be turned against our own citizens, who we’ve sworn to protect.”

    Having studied the history of Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany, I know better than to assume humanity is incapable of such heinous wrongs.


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