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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
    Of course conservatives argue that America has ALWAYS been imperialistic, laugh out loud. Boundless provides textbooks to more than 2,000 colleges in the US. But I wouldn't expect that you'd know this.
    Conservatives? I posted evidence from literally 3 sides of the spectrum calling your claims into question and labelling it as myths. JSTOR is an online repository for peer reviewed documents covering all matters of subjects. Get serious, man.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Conservatives? I posted evidence from literally 3 sides of the spectrum calling your claims into question and labelling it as myths. JSTOR is an online repository for peer reviewed documents covering all matters of subjects. Get serious, man.
    You posted three conservative opinions. How nice of you. At any rate, having strayed far enough from the op, it's safe to say that DP posters anyway, prefer a strong interventionist, offensive, hegemonic global police force, as opposed to an adequate self defense force.
    Last edited by Montecresto; 02-28-15 at 10:49 AM.
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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 posted three conservative opinions.
    I posted 5 different sources (including peer reviewed articles) from scholars in liberal arts universities, conservative commentators and published authors. That you have ignored this so you can post encyclopedia.com stuff really is interesting.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 02-28-15 at 11:04 AM.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I posted 5 different sources (including peer reviewed articles) from scholars in liberal arts universities, conservative commentators and published authors. That you have ignored this so you can post encyclopedia.com stuff really is interested.
    You have a nice, if flawed opinion. Peer reviewed, that's cute.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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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 have a nice, if flawed opinion.
    A flawed opinion? So the Monroe Doctrine was isolationist? The creation of Liberia was isolationist? Our intervention in the Opium Wars was isolationist? Again, your lack of historical knowledge has been pointed out by both myself and another poster. If you're not going to address it, fine. Just don't pretend like your blogs can compete.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    A flawed opinion? So the Monroe Doctrine was isolationist? The creation of Liberia was isolationist? Our intervention in the Opium Wars was isolationist? Again, your lack of historical knowledge has been pointed out by both myself and another poster. If you're not going to address it, fine. Just don't pretend like your blogs can compete.
    I addressed it forcefully with academia, and you dismiss the encyclopedia as a blog, as well as Boundless, no blog, which supplies textbooks to over 2,000 American universities. Scholars who don't go about apologizing for US policies, all note the Spanish American war as a turning point of isolationism, toward aggressive imperialism. Your few examples of adventurism notwithstanding! Have a nice day.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The content of the posts on this thread before you even jumped in says otherwise.


    When there's a domestic emergincy we do just fine. While deployed we typicaly do better than our reguler Army counterparts. I confess that part of that superior performance is due to the Guard feeling like we have something to prove when around reguler Army units. While the Guard limousine driver has to show the WestPoint-grad convoy commander how to properly call for fire, while actualy taking fire, the Guard motorcycle sailsman is showing the 82nd Airborn Major how to properly conduct a base-defence drill. I have every confidence in the Guard.


    Just as we can now with our thinner ranks and leaner budget.
    While I have great respect for the Guard and understand the difficulties they face compared to the regular Army but in my personal experience over the last 9 years and multiplie combat trips I have just not seen the Guard units doing better than active duty. Don't get me wrong I have worked with some studs in the guard but as units they have been noticeably less capable they active duty units. I have no doubt that there are some Guard units that are great I just haven't seen it. The majority that I have worked with have been less physically fit less tactically sound and less technically proficient. Which makes sense as it is hard when you don't do this as your full time job. So I dong blame them. I just have never seen them being better than their active duty counterparts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's all you're allowed to have under the 2nd Amendment.
    Then I have to return my M-1 Abrams? But I just got a tune up!
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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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
    Lol. What a crock.
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