Do you agree with the Posse Comitatus Act?Posted by: PetersSmith
The purpose of the act – in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807 – is to limit the powers of the federal government in using its military personnel to act as domestic law enforcement personnel.
Yes, allowing the use of the military to act as a peace keeping force is authoritarian. It will automatically turn this country into a police state, where the police in this case would be the army. Do you want Martial law? Curfews, the suspension of civil law, civil rights, habeas corpus. The law enforcement should remain as the police, not the Army.
No, it is fairly clear that if the military acts as the peace keeping force then there will be less crime and the law enforcement would be much, much more efficient. They can be used in advisory, support, disaster response, or other homeland defense roles as well.
I do not believe that the military should be able to act as a regular police force however there are cases in which the military should be allowed to respond to domestic crime and terrorism. This does not mean that there will be martial law or a military base inside of the major cities. Police will still handle all common crime, homicide, investigation, SWAT, Riot Control ( save for extreame cases of disruption and unrest ). The Military will not replace police, FBI or other such agencies nor should it. The Military however should be able to respond quickly to major terror, organized destruction and natural disaster scenarios. Waiting days for presidential approval costs lives in those cases.