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Strength of Military Dependent Upon What it is Willing to Defend

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 17, 2020 at 17:59

Two points to muse over here; first, dependency upon socialism for living a life in liberty; second, the willingness to defend liberty by military means.
In the first, we have seen and are witnessing how socialism ( in current guise as communism) requires militant force to enforce inequitable totalitarian control for a false narrative of equality. A Chinese citizen does not have the same rights as the ruling members.
In the second degree, liberty is guaranteed by freedom to live while consenting to abiding by the rule of law. When a defection to the rule of law is contemplated and consent to such becomes manifest, then military correction is the humanist socialists' target of sedition to gain control.
America, for a long time relied upon a consenting civilian population to observe the rule of law. This is under scrutiny now since certain of America's military leaders are dissenting from the commander in chief, the current President Trump.
However, if America does ever fail, it will not be because of socialism, but the total abandonment of the rule of law, whether under socialism or otherwise

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