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Old November 26, 2012, 02:20 PM   #23
MLeake
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Mike, my original reference to Posse Commitatus was in response to Tom Servo, who didn't seem to realize that one of the domestic limitations on the military WAS a reaction to reconstruction.

I based that assumption on his reference to the Insurrection Act of 1807, and dismissal of any impact of Reconstruction on military employment.

Armed rebellions are a different ballgame, starting with Shay's Rebellion (suppressed by Army troops under Washington, IIRC).
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