Brutus, the most influential series of essays opposing ratification, argued that standing armies "are dangerous to the liberties of a people...not only because the rulers may employ them for the purposes of supporting themselves in any usurpation of powers, which they may see proper to exercise, but there is a great hazard, that any army will subvert the forms of government, under whose authority, they are raised, and establish one, according to the pleasure of their leader."
Many in our community have linked and read the recent piece written by John Whitehead titled: Has the Department of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?
As Wirecutter remarked: Old news, man. Sorry.
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