posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 09:07 PM
"Kevin Fields: So it is possible that the President can assign federal troops to act in law enforcement officials, and it NOT violate Posse
Comitatus? Or would such a case clearly violate it, but nothing can be done about it?
Sgt. P.S.N.: No, the president cannot order them to act as law enforcement. He can order them to defend the Constitution of the United States against
all enemies, foreign AND domestic.
Kevin Fields: What would be the difference?
Sgt. P.S.N.: You're not going to see Humvees patrolling your city streets, writing tickets, and arresting shoplifters, wife beaters, or even rapists
and murderers. You will see them stop rioting, looting, violent demonstrations, and the like if the local law enforcement does not possess the ability
to do so. They won't be involved without either a request from local officials or a determination by DHS or FEMA that such involvement is
This is an article in response to the first one I posted. It looks like the military will be legally allowed to put down riots, should they happen. I
beleive any military action against the people to be unlawful, regardless of the circumstances. Anyone ever heard of John Locke, and the Social
Contract? It states that any people existing under a social system exist under an unspoken contract - we surrender some of our freedoms, and in
exchange, we are to be effectively ruled. Our leaders are supposed to look out for our well-being. Should a government fail to keep its end of the
bargain, we have the natural right to rebel against that government.
It looks like our government doesn't quite see things that way...