of military service and public police service are worlds apart,
for good reason. Today in America, we are currently witnessing the
culmination of a decades-long trend that has introduced the language,
weapons, and tactics of the overseas battlefield onto the streets
coordination between military forces abroad and public forces at
home further threatens to subvert the very social fabric upon which
America was built, resulting in a betrayal of The U.S. Constitution
and the American people.
is designed to be a last-resort option when all diplomacy has failed.
Military personnel and munitions should be deployed with a heavy
heart, because it is understood that the military task is one of
enemy annihilation. The weapons used by the military are developed
to "shock and awe" on every level. Pyschological warfare
and espionage is often employed first to soften up the enemy before
unleashing an array of high-tech weapons that range from pain compliance
on the street level, to bombs rained from above.
military serviceman is a brave soul who has trained physically and
mentally to perform under the constant stress of battlefield conditions.
However, this stress-training, much like any of the martial arts,
can result in a non-questioning live weapon who must kill or be
killed when placed in a threatening situation.
guard-like duties promote attending to their stated enemies
as hostile, criminal, and subversive. The population of the enemy
country are called civilians, as they are not afforded any
legal protection that might be owed to citizens, and any
deaths can be written off as "collateral damage."
training inculcates values of aggression, intimidation, and the
use of excessive force if it means self-preservation in a world
where might is right, so long as it means Mission Accomplished.
Peacekeeping and The Constitution
the other hand, are in service to the domestic population and the
U.S. Constitution. They swear an oath to the local community, and
are paid by citizens to be experts in well-considered evaluation
and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Their duties comprise those
of humility: patrolling a neighborhood to ensure restfulness; rescuing
a cat caught in a tree; removing a threat when there is a plea for