Skip to comments.U.S. Should Consider Giving Military Arrest Powers, Ridge Says
Posted on 07/21/2002 9:38:40 AM PDT by GeneDEdited on 07/19/2004 2:10:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Washington, July 21 (Bloomberg) -- The government should consider reversing a more than a century of tradition and law to give the military authority to make arrests and fire their weapons on U.S. soil in the event of a terrorist attack, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said.
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This says that you are not completely aginst using the military domestically.
Bush hasn't a clue. I doubt he has even read the US Constitution. He certainly holds no allegiance to it, based on his actions in office.
He is simply a puppet for the NWO tyrants.
You don't trust the military? this is "war" you know.. You bunch of liberal pansies. It's us or the enemy. Dubya can be trusted with these powers, he's our king! If you aren't a terrorist, then you have nothing to fear! We all have to give up some "liberties" to be safe you know!
I am amazed at the short sightedness in the shadow of 9/11..
Not against American citizens.. That's the difference.
It is because of that century-old "tradition" that the U.S. Coast Guard was never made a part of the DoD. The USCG is the only part of the US Armed Forces that has law enforcement powers in the US.
And it damn well better stay that way. Anything else is martial law.
Tie him up, put him in the wood shed, and then burn it down!
Old man Bush said it first and not enough people were listening. At the time, I wondered what he knew that I did not. Now I know. Our government is expanding in power and depth by leaps and bounds, all in the name of security. Beware, that is what Hitler promised his people as he guided their neck into the noose.
Border and coastal security is a legitimate use of the military, since it defends against foreign invasions. The military has been routinely used throughout American history for frontier security.
As to the Guard in the airports, most of us realized it for the joke that it was, and therefore opposed it.
If tomorrow, Bush does not refute this idea, we will know full well that Ridge and his cohorts were acting with full freedom from Bush.
Sure enough.. It was like a mass advertisment for tyrants to come saying: "Hey, you wanna be the next Hitler? Just scare everyone silly for a few days.. Here, look at the way they reacted after the WTC attack!"
We are setting a bad, bad precedent that is going to come back to bite us eventually.
We are openly admitting that when FEDGOV screws up that we will respond not by taking them to task, but by rolling over and surrendering our "liberties" so they can have a second chance at keeping us "safe"
A whole bunch of people have lost their right to tease the French since 9/11, imo..
Instead of sealing our borders and expelling the real enemy, these morons are turning our country upside down to protect us from ourselves.
By the time these people are done with us, we'll all be broke and living in a quasi National Socialist state.
Because that is a function of our military, to protect our boarders from external threats. Which incidentally is not happening. And the militarys weapons should be pointed at everything on the outside of the boarder. There should be no police involvement in protecting our boarders; the police are for maintaining the peace internally.
Or the Coast Guard in our ports?
Again, because that is a function of the Coast Guard, to protect our seaboard and ports from external threats.
Or the National Guardsmen at the airports?
And I dont necessarily support using troops to maintain our airports. Its highest and best use, as a function, would seem to be getting the public accustom to having a military presence around them, particularly in light of the fact that they dont have ammunition in their weapons.
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