Wannabe Mountain Hermit
Just watched Pres Trump Addressing The Nation. He is putting a stop by calling out the military.
They will be fully armed as he put it. They are already starting in DC. TV will be interesting tonight.Calling the military in will not do much. They cannot carry loaded weapons. All they can do is assist the police with arrests.
One of my friends was in the Illinois National Guard. He was called up during the King riots in the 1960s. He said they were patrol one night in a truck with a machine gun mounted on the top. All of a sudden, they heard yelling and shouting. Then they saw a couple of hundred black guys charging at them with baseball bats and pipes. They were still down the street when a guy on the truck swung the machine gun toward them. The streets emptied and went totally quiet. What the mob didn't know is the machine gun had no ammo.
Today, I think miscreants are wise to that, or they will shoot first. The National Guard members will be defenseless.
Wow. The next step will be the Dems trying to impeach him for violating the Posse Comitatus Act by sending armed troops against "peaceful" demonstrators.They will be fully armed as he put it. They are already starting in DC. TV will be interesting tonight.
Given what's going on, we are just about there.The Insurrection Act is brief. It allows the President, at the request of a state government, to federalize the National Guard and to use the remainder of the Armed Forces to suppress an insurrection against that state's government. It further allows for the President to do the same in a state without the explicit consent of a state's government if it becomes impracticable to enforce federal laws through ordinary proceedings or if states are unable to safeguard its inhabitants' civil rights.
That's right, he is doing it under the Insurrection Act. People who are peacefully and quietly protesting are ok. It's the idiots who are coming in and destroying, looting and attacking people that he is sending the military against. Oh, I totally expect the leftist heads are spinning right now chomping at the bit to try.
They were talking about the Insurrection act earlier today and maybe I got confused. That happens a lot unfortunately. But the talking heads were wanting him to use it and when he came out and started talking about using the military I just assumed that he did. As usual I assumed without learning the actual facts. I guess I got too excited and we all know what happens when we assume. LOL.This is the part which has me most concerned:
"If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them."
That doesn't sound like the Insurrection Act, which requires state governors to request military intervention before troops may be sent to the state.
Either it's bluster or he's winging it and expecting the military to play along.