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  •  National Guard is not that. (0+ / 0-)
    •  Uh-huh, and none of them serve overseas? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

      by annieli on Fri May 07, 2010 at 01:22:47 PM PDT

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        The Posse Comitatus Act has traditionally been viewed as a major barrier to the use of U.S. military forces in planning for homeland defense.[1] In fact, many in uniform believe that the act precludes the use of U.S. military assets in domestic security operations in any but the most extraordinary situations. As is often the case, reality bears little resemblance to the myth for homeland defense planners. Through a gradual erosion of the act’s prohibitions over the past 20 years, posse comitatus today is more of a procedural formality than an actual impediment to the use of U.S. military forces in homeland defense.

        "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

        by annieli on Fri May 07, 2010 at 01:25:12 PM PDT

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          While the act appears to prohibit active participation in law enforcement by the military, the reality in application has become quite different. The act is a statutory creation, not a constitutional prohibition. Accordingly, the act can and has been repeatedly circumvented by subsequent legislation. Since 1980, Congress and the president have significantly eroded the prohibitions of the act in order to meet a variety of law enforcement challenges.

          "...calling for a 5" deck gun is not parody. Not by a long shot." (gnaborretni)

          by annieli on Fri May 07, 2010 at 01:26:42 PM PDT

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