Well, to answer that question…..yes….and no…. The Posse Comitatus Act was crafted in such a way as to allow the President, at the behest of State Governors, use Federal Troops to quell disturbances. The verbiage in the law indicates that the Posse Comitatus act can be put aside any time by the President and in the many years since it’s origin, it has undergone many re-writes and many laws and provisions have been put into place that in reality, make it almost moot. As much as I would like to take up the cause on this issue and take it to my elected officials, I don’t believe there is any way this issue can be resolved. As the 2nd Amendment was intended to give the people and the states the means to protect ourselves from an oppressive government, in original inception, the Posse Comitatus Act, regardless of what the ordinary people think, was never really intended to prevent the federal government from using troops against the citizenry in times of insurrection or uprising. There are however punitive measures that can be taken against Unit Commanders who do use troops in a manner not provided for or authorized in the current language of the pertinent laws to include the Posse Comitatus Act. Now that brings me to the current apparent abuse of the Posse Comitatus Act that just occurred in Samson Alabama. Troops from nearby Fort Rucker were pressed into service to assist the local constabulary contain a crime scene. The Commander who allowed this is under investigation to determine if violations in fact occurred. I guess we’ll see what happens……….. Click here for a very comprehensive explanation of the act and click here also for another explanation. Both are worth the read………
POSSE COMITATUS ACT TAKES ANOTHER HIT IN FLORIDA. The troops that take part in this ought to be ashamed of themselves and anyone in command that thinks this is a good thing should be removed from their positions post-haste….
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