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DarkmoonIkonoklast Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:43 AM
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Can we not Court-Martial the Commander-In-Thief?
MMAfter all, as Commander-in-Chief of all the nation's Armed Forces, the President is a member of the Armed Forces...
MMAs a member of the Armed Forces, he is subject to, and accountable under, the same Laws governing every other member of the Armed Forces -- the U.C.M.J., or Uniform Code of Military Justice.
MMThere are laws in the UCMJ concerning officers who are derelict in their duty...
MMThere are laws in the UCMJ concerning giving encouragement to the Enemy...
MMSurely, there exist Progressives with legal training, possibly even service in, or with, a J.A.G...
MMMy own readings in the UCMJ indicate that it might be possible, but I'd rather someone with actual legal training and/or expertise look into this...
MMAnyone?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:12 AM
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1. Sorry, won't fly
The Commander in Chief is a civilian, not a member of any military branch. Part of keeping the military from taking over and running the country.
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DarkmoonIkonoklast Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:05 AM
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4. Damn... I had hopes...
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:24 AM
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2. No
See response #1. We evidently can't work within the parameters of reality either.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:54 AM
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3. Nope. He's not a member of the Armed Forces.
The Commander-in-Chief is a civilian.
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