Posse Comitatus: Not Allowed?
“When these military units came in they brought their specialized equipment such as infrared devices, sensors, scopes and helicopters. In conjunction with the U.S. Border Patrol, they would deploy along the border and, for a brief time, there would be no traffic across that border. The smugglers and the alien traffickers simply ceased operations. We sealed 100 miles sections of the border at a time. It was very effective. But since it was temporary, the illegal traffic resumed as soon as the military withdrew. The whole border can be sealed in that manner. It wouldn’t take all that many soldiers either.Heh, gay bath house!
“The whole U.S.-Mexico border could be sealed with as few as 100 helicopters equipped with FLIR (forward looking infrared) scopes, and a few hundred men equipped with state of the art sensors, scopes and other electronics. There are those who would argue that this is a violation of Posse Comitatus. That’s ridiculous. Posse Comitatus prohibits the use of troops for domestic law enforcement. Border security is not domestic law enforcement. It is protecting our nation from foreign intruders. Besides, Posse Comitatus was passed in 1878, yet the U.S. Cavalry continued to patrol the U.S. Mexico Border until 1924. If Congress intended Posse Comitatus to prevent the military from securing our nation, the cavalry wouldn’t have continued on the border for another 46 years. I once brought up that fact to U.S. Representative Jim Kolbe at a Town Hall meeting in which he stated that Posse Comitatus prevented the U.S. Military from securing our border. Jim Kolbe reacted with a look on his face like he had been photographed in a compromising position in a gay bath house. He has never again used Posse Comitatus as an excuse not to use the military on the border.”
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