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Old August 28, 2011, 08:07 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by JohnKSa
If he were going to carry legally, I would think it would have to be under the auspices of some sort of exemption applying to the military.
I'm under the impression that the main reason the President is the commander in chief of the armed forces is that in a democracy, it's a good idea to have the military under civilian control.

So the whole point is that he's a civilian, i.e. not in the military, and so not eligible for any military exemptions...
Thomas Jefferson never said that.
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