"A standing army, however necessary it may be at some times, is always dangerous to the liberties of the people. Such power should be watched with a jealous eye."
by:
Samuel Adams
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
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Standing armies are dangerous to liberty, especially when they are used to police the world in nation building. They promote and justify such atrocities as torture and assassination (even on its own citizens - as example: the occupying statist theocracy that is infesting the once land of the free and home of the brave).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The only place America needs an actual standing army is on its own southern border. The Coast Gaurd, Border Patrol and Reserve should be able to take care of the rest...until it becomes necessary to once again stand an army that is...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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