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originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
Active-duty troops are barred from performing law enforcement functions inside the U.S. by the Posse Comitatus Act, a federal law enacted in 1878 that prohibits the government from using military forces to act as a police force within U.S. borders.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Lumenari
Not seeing where it says anything about citizens and non-citizens, can you bold that part? I mean, that's what you claimed, right?
originally posted by: Lumenari
The distinction was probably not made because WE DID NOT NEED AN ARMY TO DEFEND THE NATION AGAINST CITIZEN INVADERS FROM OUTSIDE OUR BORDERS.