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'Lay down your arms': Prominent veterans urge troops to defy Trump

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2020
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President Trump’s idea to deploy active-duty military forces to quell increasingly violent riots in cities across the country has already sparked a sharp legal and constitutional clash.

But an even more explosive debate has broken out on a question once believed unthinkable: Should — and will — rank-and-file troops obey the commander in chief if they’re ordered to round up American citizens on the streets of New York, Louisville, or Chicago?

Some prominent veterans and lawmakers on Capitol Hill already are calling on service members to “lay down your arms”...

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