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Posse Ignoratatus

Posse Comitatus, Section 15 of chapter 263 of the Act states:


From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress.

Words..Just words.

The military is prepping a ‘strike force’ capable of ‘dealing’ with Ebola patients in the United states..

CNN first reported this bombshell news today during a somewhat slow news cycle. I cannot help but think that the ‘strike force’ will somehow be forgotten about by the time Monday morning coffee is brewed in diners across America..

The team is going to be ready to deploy, over the next month, within 72 hours. Anyplace.. any time.

There have been few if any news outlets referring to the potential POSSE COMITATUS issue..

It has been around since 1878.. is there an erosion of it? Surely.. does latest Ebola team constitute a violation of it? I suppose lawyers and Constitutional scholars will argue that point until their insides turn into liquid..

And quite frankly, if a ‘STAND’ scenario developed, would anyone even care if a violation took place? Instead, we’d cheer on troops shooting Ray Flowers live on the radio and perhaps just ask for more..

I am a little uncomfortable with this news..
Am I the only one?

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