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  • nalpak retrac
    Champion of the Balance
    • Dec 2003
    • 1073

    National Guard

    Power corrupts....
  • Morgan Kane
    Lost in the multiverse
    • Jun 2006
    • 1428

    and abslolute power corrupts abolutely !


    • Doc
      Eternal Champion
      • Jan 2004
      • 3630

      Just saw this. I had no idea this was happening.

      The thing that distinguishes the Guard from other Reserve components is its chain of command and state control. Losing this independence is antithentical to its supposed mission, and would create as many problems (especially in the chain of command) as it would solve.

      More power grabbing from our increasingly imperial executive branch. Aren't Republicans supposed to be the party of states' rights?


      • David Mosley
        Eternal Administrator
        • Jul 2004
        • 11823

        I can see this as one of those things which people set out to do with good intentions and (perhaps) good reasons, but which may in time get hijacked for purposes far beyond - and quite contrary to - what the original implementors intended. It's much the same with ID cards in the UK. You always have to think 'What's the very worse thing that could happen if this was pushed through?'.

        And then double it.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


        • ThomasL
          Now & Then
          • Dec 2003
          • 155

          November 2008 cannot get here soon enough!

          Unless it's like November 2000...


          • Morgan Kane
            Lost in the multiverse
            • Jun 2006
            • 1428

            This topic is near the topic about democracy : checks and balance ........

            Bush wants absolute control


            • lemec
              Eternal Champion
              • Jul 2005
              • 5313

              Yes, this is bad. The Federal Government is a good thing to have on certain issues, but they have too much power as it is.

              that seems like the first step in not allowing states to make their own laws.

              Soon, we Americans, will have to live by one man's rules instead of having our local representatives speak for us. Everything could just roll down hill from Washington D.C. to the rest of the nation. We would not even have the
              pretence of having control of the community where we live, each state's National Guard would really be Federal Guardsmen of one big prison-the US.

              As it is, if we wanted to band together and change the government(right now), Washington D.C. would never permit it.

              "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
              - Michael Moorcock


              • MalikTous
                Silver Machine pilot
                • Jun 2011
                • 96


                Government is worse as of 20 jan 2009, the ACORN frauds and Socialist scum that made it in are worse than the pinhead Shrub and his fossil veep. I voted against them, the Dummycrats have failed to represent me since 1963 (before I could vote!) and the Repulsivans failed in 1992 when they should have exposed the voter fraud of ACORN and kicked Komrad Klinton out on his... ear. Remember that mountebank was trying to socialise healthcare too...
                'He's frozen in a timetrap,
                Slowly losing power.
                Frightened if he makes a move,
                The dream will soon turn sour...'


                • Rothgo
                  Champion of the Unbalanced
                  • Aug 2006
                  • 6656

                  This is a forum for civilized debate.
                  'Nuff said.