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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 6, 2022, 04:09 PM

52. Precisely. We live in a democratic republic with a civilian controlled military.

It is the duty of everyday citizens to voice their concerns and opinions regarding national and international affairs, and of the policies and workings of our government and military. Being an expert on any particular topic is not a prerequisite for democratic participation.

The founders were very clear on such principles, to prevent the democratic experiment from devolving into a military state.

A government of the people, by the people for the people - not a government of experts and generals.

It should be noted that most regular people couldn't care less about world politics or military objectives - until they are forced to because the so called experts and leaders who were supposed to prevent situations like this have failed to do their jobs - and now innocent people are being slaughtered and the security of the world is at grave risk. Putin was appeased for 20+ years and this is the end result.

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