Warning of strained military/civilian relationship

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07 Sep 2022, 11:47 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
That's why we need DeSantis for president. He can put a stop to all of this.

How would desantis manage to do that?


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08 Sep 2022, 4:03 am

If the military feels it has to get involved it would be the ultimate norm breaker. A civilian-controlled military has been a core value of the American Republic. If that's broken the slippery slope can only lead to bad things.

Probably the top-level brass is loyal to the constitution. Below that level, if the s**t hits the fan I am not confident the military won't fissure like the rest of the country.


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08 Sep 2022, 4:45 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
If the military feels it has to get involved it would be the ultimate norm breaker. A civilian-controlled military has been a core value of the American Republic. If that's broken the slippery slope can only lead to bad things.
To name some of the said "bad things":
1. Junta;
2. Civil war.
I believe you'd like neither.


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08 Sep 2022, 10:18 am

magz wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:
If the military feels it has to get involved it would be the ultimate norm breaker. A civilian-controlled military has been a core value of the American Republic. If that's broken the slippery slope can only lead to bad things.
To name some of the said "bad things":
1. Junta;
2. Civil war.
I believe you'd like neither.

That describes it.


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