I doubt the founders even considered the issue at all. Seeing as the Posse Comitatus Act wasn't passed until after the Civil War. I do agree that military personel acting as law enforcement would bring about drastic consequences.
I'd hardly call THAT little swaree a 'deployment'. If so you better call the marine corps toy drive each christmas a 'deployment' too
Here's what bothers me in the article Dwind...I'd hardly call THAT little swaree a 'deployment'. If so you better call the marine corps toy drive each christmas a 'deployment' too
an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters,
But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.
After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control
The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.
...The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets.