View Poll Results: Which branch and explain?

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  • Army

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  • Navy

    8 12.50%
  • Airforce

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  • Marine Corps

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  • Coast Guard

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  • Other

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Thread: Military Branches

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    Re: Military Branches

    I don't like the idea of merging all of the branches together. But since that's what the question is I voted Army. The Army has planes, ships, Special Forces, etc etc. They'd probably be the best in absorbing the other branches. I don't think it's a good idea though. But if they were to merge the branches Boot Camp should be to the Marine Corps' standards.

    I do however think the Air Force should be given back to the Army.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I don't like the idea of merging all of the branches together. But since that's what the question is I voted Army. The Army has planes, ships, Special Forces, etc etc. They'd probably be the best in absorbing the other branches. I don't think it's a good idea though. But if they were to merge the branches Boot Camp should be to the Marine Corps' standards.

    I do however think the Air Force should be given back to the Army.
    The way I see it....
    The AF should go back to the Army.

    The Marine Corps should be a part of the Navy.
    The Coast Guard should also be a part of the Navy.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    The way I see it....
    The AF should go back to the Army.

    The Marine Corps should be a part of the Navy.
    The Coast Guard should also be a part of the Navy.
    The Corps is under the Department of the Navy. That's why the Corps doesn't have it's own Chaplains, Corpsmen, and a few other jobs. They come from the Navy. The Coast Guard in times of war can be put under Department of the Navy control.
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    Re: Military Branches

    The Army because you can't win a war without boots on the ground.


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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    The Corps is under the Department of the Navy. That's why the Corps doesn't have it's own Chaplains, Corpsmen, and a few other jobs. They come from the Navy. The Coast Guard in times of war can be put under Department of the Navy control.
    Yes, Im aware... but what I mean is... It should be absorbed by the Navy entirely.
    Same with the Coast Guard.

    Our Military Branch Choices should be Army...or Navy?
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    Re: Military Branches

    The Navy already owns the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard in times of war.

    Ask any Marine, and he'll be glad to tell you he's better than any five soldiers.

    Ask any Air Force pilot to land on a heaving carrier deck, see what he says.

    Besides, I'm a Navy veteran.

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    Re: Military Branches

    I think the US would be better served by consolidating its law-enforcement services. Do you really need Police departments, Sheriffs departments, Marshalls, State Troopers, DEA, ATF, FBI and Lord knows what else?
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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    I don't like the idea of merging all of the branches together. But since that's what the question is I voted Army. The Army has planes, ships, Special Forces, etc etc. They'd probably be the best in absorbing the other branches. I don't think it's a good idea though. But if they were to merge the branches Boot Camp should be to the Marine Corps' standards.

    I do however think the Air Force should be given back to the Army.


    The Army has ships?

    Heck, the Army couldn't even keep it's Reactor Operator's Licence after it melted it's SL1 reactor in Idaho. So how's the Army going to run the submarine fleet?

    (Note: The Founders of the Constitution knew that there were enough logistical, tactical, and operational differences to mandate both Army and Navy.)

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think the US would be better served by consolidating its law-enforcement services. Do you really need Police departments, Sheriffs departments, Marshalls, State Troopers, DEA, ATF, FBI and Lord knows what else?
    Police Departments enforce munipal law.
    Sheriff's patrol the county.
    A state couldn't function if the State Police weren't out there collecting taxes on the highways.
    The FBI enforces federal law.

    The DEA shouldn't exist, since the federal government doesn't have constitutional authority to regulate drugs.
    The federal government does not have the athority to regulate alcohol or tobacco, either, per the Constitution. And fire arms are heavily over-regulated in defiance of the Second Amendment. Thus the BATF isn't necessary.

    DHS should never have been created, since FBI already exists.

    Border Patrol is a specialized task, but there's no reason the FBI couldn't absorb that.

    Treasury directs the Secret Service to deal with counterfeiters and Presidential Security. Clearly both functions can fall under the FBI umbrella.

    In general, there are too many bureaucracies and too many duplicated functions for efficiency or coherence in policy.

    82 Americans died protecting their freedoms under the First and Second Amendment simply because the bureaucrats running the BATF wanted a high profile arrest just before their budget came under review by Congress.

    DHS is prevented from acting in matters of border security, and hence it can't possibly be responsible for "homeland" (something wrong with the word "national"? Closet nazis refer to the "homeland"...) security.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The Army because you can't win a war without boots on the ground.
    That's wrong.

    Wars can be won without putting troops on the ground if the victor is willing to admit that it plans to deny all people future use of the property for the next hundred years or so.

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