Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Paul Elisha: Beware The American Military Monopoly

As a rising tide of irritation roiled what should have been an energetic second-wind, for gaining new fruit to enrich the electoral edge that OBamians have been thirsting for, this aging veteran was stunned to hear but a single voice raised to protest the temerity of military mischief-in-the-making… and that voice of a Republican rebel, at that.  To this ‘pro forma’ civil libertarian, we seem to be on the razor’s edge of a power move, by certain commanders of our various armed forces, toward an American ‘military monopoly.’

Those who founded this republic knew they were initiating an almost impossible experiment in self-governance:  a government of, for and by its people:  free of servile sectarian religious rule and free of monetary manipulation, for power.  Beyond all these, the ‘military government monopoly’ is an even greater danger.  The most recent crisis confronting us; a military that rules by coercive command, is anathema to all we represent.

It is incumbent on those who see this danger for what it is, regardless of their political party affiliation, to expose and oppose it, by every available means.

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