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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:32 PM

Trump says invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, which permits a president to deploy military inside

"As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property," he said. "We will end it now."

He called on governors to use their National Guard units to "dominate the streets" and said he would deploy the active duty military if governors failed to use the National Guard more forcefully.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-guard-troops-deployed-white-house-trump-calls/story?id=71004151

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Reply Trump says invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, which permits a president to deploy military inside (Original post)
NoRoadUntravelled Jun 2020 OP
FarPoint Jun 2020 #1
albacore Jun 2020 #2
crazylikafox Jun 2020 #3
albacore Jun 2020 #4
roamer65 Jun 2020 #5
NoRoadUntravelled Jun 2020 #6
roamer65 Jun 2020 #7
sarisataka Jun 2020 #8

Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:38 PM

1. Try and stay safe folks in D.C....

tRump has placed the city, our Capitol in danger....

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:49 PM

2. Bloody Sunday... 1905... and you know what happened later.

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Response to albacore (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:55 PM

3. that's exactly what I was thinking of when I saw the troops on horses charging the protesters today

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:06 PM

4. A nightmare scenario for you.

Horse, rider, or protestor gets killed.

Bad shit.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:10 PM

5. Toobin said the 1807 Insurrection Act requires states request federal troops.

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 forbids use of federal troops as domestic law enforcement.

Sending federal troops into a state without approval will basically be an illegal invasion.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:16 PM

6. True. But he breaks the laws of the land all the time and no one stops him.

This is my biggest concern.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:19 PM

7. The ball is in the governors court.

They can refuse to request them.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:23 PM

8. That is incorrect

And if you think it through it is obvious that a state's approval is idea but not mandatory

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