21 responses to “Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic”

  1. waterflaws in Denver

    I favor reinstatement of the draft for other reasons. I’m not sure it equates to involuntary servitude.
    1. Since everyone (of “military age”) would be at risk, it would DISCOURAGE gratuitous American military involvement because a broad cross-section of the populace’s lives would be at risk. It would force citizens to face the realities of war and the military and, I believe, most people would be actively critical/oppositional. However, if those in the W. Bush Administration that STARTED the Iraq War were put to death, or imprisoned for life, for their war crimes, it might act as a powerful deterrent to future “American” tyrants.
    2. The “volunteer” model has allowed/encouraged MORE imperialism, because most Americans can sit back and let the “lower” classes do their killing/pillaging for them. No muss, no fuss, for US! The Powers That Be can say, “It’s OK because they VOLUNTEERED!”
    3. If the enlistment numbers are down, it provides an excuse to further privatize the military (still “volunteer” – “volunteering” to get rich).
    4. I don’t believe the constitution precludes obligatory national DEFENSE.
    5. I think non-violent community service (for the “general welfare”) in exchange for college tuition, or food or housing, would not be a bad thing.

    I have an open mind, however.

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    Since the founding of the United States of America, local militias have played an important role in its defense and security. Bolstered by the Founding Father’s concerns about maintaining a large standing army and preserved within the Constitution, the concept of the citizen soldier has since become ingrained in American culture and government. Currently, 23 states and territories have modern militias. “It is not only our right but responsibility to do something”,yes it is!

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  16. Michael L. Carpenter

    Mr. Paul,
    This statement has nothing to do with the subject submitted.
    I truly believe the Obama Administration, in there future plans intend to nulify the United Staes Congress and the US Senate.
    His executive orders that i have read every word of points to this.
    Both houses should look at the impeachable offences he and his aids have commited and bring the artical of impeachment to the floor.

    Thanks for your time.

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    1. Lindsey

      Michael- He appears to be continuing the Bush policies. It is hard to believe that the Supreme Court has not stepped in to declare these orders unconstitutional.

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  17. Edward1334-CO

    I share your dilema. I have come to believe the answer is within. It is not only our right but responsibility to do something. I found that carrying around a sign at events is one outlet. BUT I do not feel as though it is “making a difference”. The domestic enemy is entrenched. So what is next? A gathering of like minds? Raise the “Militia”?

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  18. Xavier

    Americans have protested against our governments unjust wars and cruel policies for decades, all without any sort of beneficial outcome to the greater population of our planet. If you think of our efforts of past and present times, you have ask, has protesting gotten us anywhere? Did we change anything? Did they even listen to what you had say? The answer is absolutely not!
    There has been and continues to be more blood shed for money than our ideals. Words will never deflect bullets in a battlefield and they’ll shoot right through protesting signs. Are we merely cattle?

    I assure you, wall st. has fought with bombs, bullets and broken bottles for they’re money and power, I believe we’re entitled to defend ourselves from tyranny and the enslavement of mankind. When will we fight back for our freedom and families? Will evil prevail because good men are doing absolutely nothing to stop them?
    I too am a veteran of the united states armed forces, which means I took that oath as well. The answer is ourselves! only we can defend our constitution and our way of life. The time has come to fight back!

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  19. J W Lee

    I gave an oathe, upon my enlistment in U.S. military service in the 70′s, and I understood it was a “solemn” oathe…moreover, I don’t believe a solemn oathe has a shelflife or expiration date.

    That oathe provided that I would defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies…both foreign and domestic; my dilema and frustration (like many likeminded veterans) is this: how do I uphold my oathe now that (I perceive) the U.S. Constitution is in peril from (significant) enemies that are not only domestic, but are in a position of power over the American people.

    These “enemies” are obviously intent on enslaving the American people, as evidenced by their acts, while spewing (disingenuous) patriotic rhetoric…surely in violation of law(s) meant to secure our nation from betrayal/treason/sedition, et al…

    My question is: who is going to bring these people to justice and secure for American Citizens the U.S. Constitution and our way of life?

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    1. Edward1334 - CO

      I share your delima. I have come to believe the answer is within. It is not only our right but responsibility to do something. I found that carrying around a sign at events is one outlet. BUT I do not feel as though it is “making a difference”. The domestic enemy is intrenched. So what is next?

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