The Posse Comitatus Act, designed to keep our military from performing a policing function, states as follows:
"Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
In layman's terms, that means anyone could be fined or imprisoned for using the military as a policing force. Sen. Barbara Boxer, in an overreaction to last week's tragedy in Connecticut, suggested using National Guard troops as extra security in America's schools. If this plan were to go into action the implications could be dangerous. From the time our children were five years old to the day they graduated high school, our children would be mentally prepared for the military on ever street corner. Just like walking through the body scanners at TSA checkpoints, our children would be so used to giving up their liberties they may never even blink at giving them up again…and again…and again.
Do we really want that?