I’ve never hidden my support of our Military, and this is an area that I hope I can garner your support on. (I think that the Forum has an amazing group of knowledgeable people).
There is a push in Congress and in the Executive branch to get our Military involved in the messy game of “Domestic Security”.
To me, that is neither their job nor their training. They are trained to respond IN KIND to aggressive actions and threat of life. To kill (if necessary) if threatened.They are also already spread too thin throughout the world.
“Domestic” enforcement (ask the average street cop) is wrought with so many “landmines” of Civil Liberties, individual rights and “Camcorder Vigilantes”, that you often get the idea that the public wants these men and women to die rather than defend themselves. (I continue to find it strange that there is not nearly as much “public outcry” when a cop is killed as there is when someone is merely injured in police custody…am I missing something?)
Look folks. I FIRMLY believe in individual rights, the rule if law and in Civil Liberties. I just don’t think that it’s appropriate to get our young men and women in the Military bogged down in this mess. It simply is neither their job nor their training.
So…don’t “write your Congressman or woman” (They never read that stuff). Go through your local and state leaders (who CAN get an ear with a Congressmen or woman) to not get our young men and women involved in this quagmire.