Saturday, January 01, 2011

w Don't Ask, Don't Tell Was Like Catch-22

12/25/2010 - “I've read the National Guard, so called by General LaFayette, started in New York City America's first federal capital, and were troops that guarded the government. One regiment I read from the Bowery, was involved in the "Draft Riots" the officer in charge, held in courts martial, the rest of the unit marched on Washington, D.C. to guard it during the Civil War, then mustered out on Brother Island in the Bronx at the end of it. Where barely none served in the Vietnam Conflict, many are asked to serve in foreign wars today. I think this might be where a "states rights" issue is arising, the National Guard often called out in natural disasters and as insurance against widespread civil unrest, i.e., the seizure of state government internally or externally, "only" legally at the request of the Governor of that state. I wonder if D.C. has the vote as a state, they will have a National Guard unit?” – Huffington Post

1/1/2011 Comment: The now Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) covers the military without a "policy wank's" addendum.

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