As I mentioned SEPCOR, there is so much wrong here, I don't know where to start.
It is almost like a late 19th Century Prussian wrote this.
The Army is not only the foundation of the Joint Force — it is the foundation of our liberty and prosperity in ways many Americans do not recognize.Dude, seriously - I am sure you are a great guy, but your civics leave a lot to be desired.
The USA is a republic with an army, not the other way around - or at least is supposed to be.
What pray tell is the Army supposed to be the foundational element of? Over to Chad;
I. Foundation of Liberty and Security:This doesn't just make me want to take away his JPME books. If the "without the army, there is no nation" attitude does not make you want to return to a National Guard based land component, nothing will. ... are we sure he isn't trolling?
II. Foundation to National Civil Authorities:
III. Foundation of the Joint Force:
IV. Foundation for the National Economy:
V. Foundation for National Healthcare:
Good googly moogly - he even has a little math to decorate this highly anti-liberty vibe.
These foundational tenets can be seen in the following model (where π represents a mathematical constant):Maybe this whole liberty thing is outdated and I'm the problem.
π = The Army
(π X civilian rule) = Liberty
(π X Joint Force) = National Security
(π X Civil Support) = Domestic Tranquility
(π X research and infrastructure investment) = Economic Prosperity
(π X medical research) = Longevity of Nation and The People
I'll close with Madison.
“A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen”At tip A.
“Keep within the requisite limits a standing military force, always remembering that an armed and trained militia is the firmest bulwark of republics - that without standing armies their liberty can never be in danger, nor with large ones safe”
--- James Madison.