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Originally posted by lpowell0627
reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
Who would revolt? You mean the people that just lost everything due to a natural disaster and are begging for any amount of aide / supplies that they can get?
Heck -- after Katrina hit and everybody was left in shambles with no solid support system, they would probably have accepted aid directly from Hitler himself.
This idea to me creates a very slippery slope. On one hand, I feel that people should not needlessly suffer if we have the means to help them -- no matter what department / organization they come from.
However, on the other hand, there is the distinct possibility that states will not keep their own emergency management personnel adequately trained and supplied if they know the military will be there to assist.
Further, it leaves open the possibilty of extending their roles within the states. Policies such as these generally end up having no bottom to them -- and even bigger price tags.
Originally posted by fishing
reply to post by lpowell0627
I agree with you !!! Kitrina is a prime example of how we deal with disaster.If this happened on a larger scale you would need the military to stop the animals.
I really don't think the people have the balls to revolt.You can't get people to vote and your talking uprising???This country is too complacent, they worry more about their rights to smoke pot.
Originally posted by mikelee
As I'm sure you and all ATS'ers know, those "emergencies" will be all encompassing and sweeping from a hostage situation to a domestic disturbance between a husband & wife, so this will be the first step to total control.
Originally posted by fishing
reply to post by mikelee
What is your plan ???The police and the national guard could not handle a large scale event.Who do you call???Lets throw more money into the black hole of local government.
The Germans used the term homeland too!!!
Originally posted by cavscout11cav
All of you are assuming that the military would sweep in and take direct control over everything with an iron grip.
Trust me, there are many high ranking military personel that directly control the troops that would think twice when orders violate law. I for one do not think that the military as back up for local law enforcement is a good idea UNLESS the law enforcement is unable to deal with the situation due to being outgunned or severely outnumbered (yes I'm keeping an eye on all of you shouting a call to arms)
I swore to defend the Constitution, not politicians. If a politicians issues illegal orders, then they better make room for me and my unit in jail because we would not violated the rights our fore fathers gave to the people.