We're on the same page...
Originally Posted by Stubborn
I appreciate hearing that from you. You've always seemed very level headed to me, judging from your posts that I've read.
I just wonder how many others feel the same way?
You all are aware that those 20,000 troops are less than 2/3 the strength of the NYPD right? NYPD has over 34,000 sworn officers covering 300 square miles. And we know how such a massive presence has completely eliminated all crime in the big apple. The Soviets had more than five times that many troops in Afghanistan when they were there and how did that work out for them? Afghanistan is only about 15,000 square miles smaller than Texas.
20,000 troops..... hmmmmmmmmmm......
They wouldn't even fill the cheap seats at a Texans game.
They could all attend a concert inside the Staples Center together!
And that is how they are going to subjugate over two hundred million people spread over 3.79 million square miles?:rofl:
JDE101, the state may have requested the Federal troops so the governor would not have to ask his citizens in the NG to do that duty. Years ago, when I was in the 1st Armored Div we were on alert to go to Detroit to respond to the riots by using the local NG tanks. As I remember the governor wasn't sure his own troops would do the job. Never happened, thank God.
I have my tin foil hat on as we speak, to guard against the black helicopters.
This is all part of the grand design, called the NWO.
Legal to train and legal to deploy. But there are steps that must be gone through properly to do so legally. Scary, but seriously, I have a lot more faith in our military currently than the politicians that are supposed to be their bosses. My guess, is that if Obama's crew (or future Communists like them) started issuing crazy orders, the generals would say, "Ok, that's enough!"
Recent legislative eventsOn September 26, 2006, President Bush urged Congress to consider revising federal laws so that U.S. armed forces could restore public order and enforce laws in the aftermath of a natural disaster, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
These changes were included in the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122 ), which was signed into law on October 17, 2006.
Section 1076 is titled "Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies." It provided that:
The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.
In 2008, these changes were repealed in their entirety, reverting to the previous wording of the Insurrection Act.
 Exclusions and limitations
Exclusions and limitations: There are a number of situations in which the Act does not apply. These include:
National Guard units and State Defense Forces while under the authority of the governor of a state;
Troops used under the order of the President of the United States pursuant to the Insurrection Act, as was the case during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 831, the Attorney General may request that the Secretary of Defense provide emergency assistance if civilian law enforcement is inadequate to address certain types of threats involving the release of nuclear materials, such as potential use of a nuclear or radiological weapon. Such assistance may be by any personnel under the authority of the Department of Defense, provided such assistance does not adversely affect U.S. military preparedness.
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