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    Re: Minority Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael McMahon View Post
    Hi my name is Michael McMahon. A common argument against gun control is the threat of a tyrannical government. But is there any other defensive countermeasure?
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    Re: Minority Rights

    I think increasing freedom of association within the military would make it easier for minorities to disobey any unlawful orders. Maybe a very loose analogy is with the French Foreign Legion or Britain's Gurkha Regiment by way of giving different minority groups their own military units.

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    Re: Minority Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael McMahon View Post
    I think increasing freedom of association within the military would make it easier for minorities to disobey any unlawful orders. Maybe a very loose analogy is with the French Foreign Legion or Britain's Gurkha Regiment by way of giving different minority groups their own military units.

    Perhaps transform a branch of service - say the Marine Corps - into a Spanish speaking branch ?

    Officers would naturally have to speak English as well.

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    Re: Minority Rights

    There was actually an Irish Brigade that fought with the Union Army during the American Civil War. They were given their own regiments in order to increase their support for the Union.

    "... by mid-1861 the formation of an ethnically based, Irish brigade served two purposes for the North. First of all, it warned Britain (which appeared to be favoring the Confederacy, or at least openly deliberating its entry into the conflict on their behalf) that there could be Union-supported consequences in Ireland if Britain intervened (most of the brigade's leadership were known Irish revolutionaries). Secondly, it served to solidify Irish support for the Union. Many Irish were divided between supporting the Confederate States in their struggles for independence or to preserve the Union, which gave the Irish a set of rights and freedoms under the Constitution but which they had to struggle to obtain. There were also concerns by some Irish about a flood of freed slaves migrating north and competing for the lowly jobs for which they already had to scrabble. An ethnically based brigade would thus solidify the support of the largest Catholic minority for the Union cause."
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    Re: Minority Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    We have to make the penalties for committing suicide, more severe, in order to cut down on those numbers

    Give all suicide survivors the death penalty! That'll teach'em.

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    Re: Minority Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    You see that connection, too? Democratic big government doesn't make the power grab all at once, it does it a little at a time. Death by a thousand cuts. And the next generation doesn't even miss their lost freedoms; they never had them in their life time anyways. All of our freedoms are under siege; free speech, privacy, self defense; the list could go on and on. They are trying to mould us into an obedient cookie cutter version of a compliant citizenry. Under their ever watchful eyes.
    Everyone sees the connection. Which is why every time a Democrat is elected President there is a huge boost in private firearm sales throughout the US. The more the anti-American left wish to abolish free speech, free association, freedom of religion, and all our other protected rights the more we will see Democrats attack the Second Amendment. They know, as do we all, that without the Second Amendment we would have no means to defend any of our other constitutionally protected rights. So it is essential for Democrats to abolish the Second Amendment first before they can successfully attack the rest of our rights, which has always been their ultimate goal.

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    Re: Minority Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael McMahon View Post
    Tyranny is more likely to happen when only 51% of the vote grants you complete 100% control of the military.

    Even if minorities are in the army, they are outnumbered in every military base. This makes them ineffective in deterring a potential tyrant. It would be hard for them to defect and they would be mistaken for the enemy by fellow minority members due to the uniform they've on. Ideally minorities would have their own military bases, their own uniforms, their own recruitment procedures and a section of the military budget in proportion to the democratic mandate that they have received.
    I have absolutely no idea what country you are from, but if you are going to refer to the US Constitution, the Second Amendment, or the US military you should at least learn a little bit about your subject matter first. If you are from the US, and educated in the US, then the state of our civics education is much worse than I originally thought. I can only hope you are not born and educated in the US, because your posts show that you lack fundamental understanding of how things work.

    The US military swears its allegiance to the US Constitution, not to individuals. I have no idea where you got the idea that votes has anything to do with controlling the military, it doesn't. The President is the Commander-In-Chief of the military and Presidents are not elected by popular vote. Furthermore, only Congress has the authority to declare wars, determine their training, and fund them, so even the Commander-In-Chief is not in complete control of the military.

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    Re: Minority Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    where do you come up with this nonsense? Nothing you post has any support in the constitution, the case law, or the US Code
    danielpalos is noted for making things up out of thin air. Even when presented with the exact text from the Supreme Court telling him he is flat-out wrong, he will claim the court is wrong instead. There is no reasoning with self-delusion this bad.

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    Re: Minority Rights

    Glitch: "The US military swears its allegiance to the US Constitution, not to individuals."

    I'm afraid an oath of allegiance can be easily broken.

    Also, tyranny does not solely refer to a lone individual tyrant but also instances where a majority of the population try to oppress a minority.

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