Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I blame the squirrels

El Paso Times:
"A U.S. Army War College report warns an economic crisis in the United States could lead to massive civil unrest and the need to call on the military to restore order.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Nathan Freir wrote the report "Known Unknowns: Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development," which the Army think tank in Carlisle, Pa., recently released.

"Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities ... to defend basic domestic order and human security," the report said, in case of "unforeseen economic collapse," "pervasive public health emergencies," and "catastrophic natural and human disasters," among other possible crises."

This in conjunction with 20,000 US Troops stationed in the USA on active duty?
Frightening prospect indeed. I'm not one given to hyperbole of fear, but this is likely to have negative consequences.
It was not the barbarians that destroyed Rome, rather the actions by those within. I still thing America's best days are ahead of us, but in no way can a socialist nation with lackluster foreign policy, punishing economic environments and a populace coerced by the military lead the world.


Solameanie said...

I'd like to ask whatever happened to the Posse Comitatus Act? But then, whatever happened to following the law and the Constitution.

And even further, whatever happened with it.

Sra. Madera said...

Once again it only confirms that our educational system has accomplished its goal of creating an uniformed, uneducated electorate. The elected officials also will increase their power base by giving amnesty to the illegals to increase their reelectability and prolong their power.
SO... our job is to educate as many people as we can on the fundamental principles of a Constitutional Republic and the Free Market system. It is a daunting task to imagine.

BCBCFriend said...

...To those who have the ability to listen and evaluate ideas still. I think the problem is more basic than just presenting the concepts of free markets and a Constitutional Republic. Those ideas require optimism and a measure of unselfishness. Too many have fallen into the abyss of cynicism and living for number one, but at least there is a cure for that.