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Old February 27, 2009, 10:19 AM   #55
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That oath would stop any rogue President or any other politician from what your scenario suggests.
Aside from the plain fact that a fellow taking an oath stops nothing, the history of the armed services and the oath do not reasonably suggest that it makes the armed services a fourth branch of government and a check on their exercise of power. On the contrary, it indicates US military legal subservience to civilian authority more than LegalAid with rifles.

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