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  •  The purpose of the Military is to protect (9+ / 0-)

    and defend the US.

    From all enemies foreign and domestic.

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:35:47 PM PST

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    •  Well, not the US (0+ / 0-)

      The oath is actually:

      I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
      There is actually a difference, albeit only an academic one so long as the US is controlled by its Constitutionally-prescribed government.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:30:13 PM PST

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