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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:51 AM
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We need our troops here at home right now!
The police departments are attacking and brutalizing U.S. citizens around our nation. If the police forces are at the disposal of the 1%, then our military who are sworn to protect the citizens of this nation need to be here to help us.

We need to be protected from the injustices that the police state is currently wreaking on peaceful protesters.

The protesters have the fucking right to have their voices heard and their grievances known. We have the fucking right to be in a publicly, tax-funded area and peacefully assemble.

Who else can protect us from what is seemingly becoming a police state?
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ChandlerJr Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:59 AM
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1. Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

"Ohio" - Neil Young Lyrics

Are you really sure that's what you want?

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:04 PM
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2. The executive office would just have the military attack the occupiers, if anything.
Now, whether or not the military would comply is another story. And whether the exec office would sig them on the occupiers is another story, too.

Kent State wasn't a dream, so anything is possible. The .01% ran the show then, too.
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FLyellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:20 PM
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4. What, are you smoking crack again? nt
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:20 PM
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3. I believe we need to be very careful of what we wish for. I wish for peace. n/t
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:24 PM
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6. Me too
It's just frustrating and heart-wrenching to watch these people be assaulted. I know it's extreme to wish the military to come to our aid, but I would want it more to be a show of solidarity with the people than an actual altercation.
Peaceful solidarity and to be witnesses to the crimes being committed by the police.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:22 PM
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5. You think that having the military patrol the streets is a good idea?
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:23 PM by bowens43
Really? The military patrolling the streets IS a police state.
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kctim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:37 PM
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7. The military would only help the police enforce laws
Like it or not, the protesters do NOT have a right to break laws.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:39 PM
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8. Technicality I suppose, but military swear an oath to protect and defend
the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, IIRC.
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backtoblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:41 PM
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9. true, guess it would depend on who was seen as the enemy
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