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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

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    I prefer the status quo. It has it's advantages;

    a) Fools who want to volunteer to fight for the corporations' assets and profits can do so.

    b) It allows many to "Be all that they can be...and die" for the corporations who use out military as mercenaries for profit.

    c) It allows for conservatives and TPer's to sacrifice other peoples loved ones with a volunteer army, to satisfy their own blood lust for war.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body like Switzerland has? As in every able-bodied adult (except for conscientious objectors) owns and knows how to use a military grade rifle and advanced weaponry is under local civillian control.
    Unless I am missing the point, we already have both. There are more guns than people in the US, and we have what appears to be a standing formal military of sufficient strength. Why change that?

    I'm not sure what a military grade weapon is. Other than cosmetics, all firearms do the same. Make pointy things go really fast.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I'm not sure what a military grade weapon is. Other than cosmetics, all firearms do the same. Make pointy things go really fast.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Unless I am missing the point, we already have both. There are more guns than people in the US, and we have what appears to be a standing formal military of sufficient strength. Why change that?

    I'm not sure what a military grade weapon is. Other than cosmetics, all firearms do the same. Make pointy things go really fast.
    As in full-auto, standardized reliable platform with large magazines.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
    a) Fools who want to volunteer to fight for the corporations' assets and profits can do so.
    This is SLIGHTLY debatable.....but not by much.

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    c) It allows for conservatives and TPer's to sacrifice other peoples loved ones with a volunteer army, to satisfy their own blood lust for war.
    Political hackery at its finest here folks.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    The Swiss aren't a good example. Other than their banks, chocolate, and army knives they are irrelevant.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body like Switzerland has? As in every able-bodied adult (except for conscientious objectors) owns and knows how to use a military grade rifle and advanced weaponry is under local civillian control.
    Count me in. And institute a manditory term of service, too.

    We should not exclude consciousness objectors. Serve or find another country to live in.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    We have the most powerful military in the world and its all volunteers.
    Volunteers but not a militia, which is the point.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You can't maintain global hegemony with a citizen defensive body.
    That's the point.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    As in full-auto, standardized reliable platform with large magazines.
    You're saying the M16 is not a "military grade" weapon, then, even though it's the standard rifle of the military. This would also mean the M9 is not a "military grade" weapon, either, eventhough it's the standard military pistol.

    Are you sure you know enough about this topic to be speaking on it?

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