I had a nightmare. In my dream, it was November 2008 and the president declared martial law, disbanded Congress, suspended the constitution (and the election) and ordered all military in the continental U.S. to stay on their bases. He then brought his private army, the so-called contractors in Iraq, back to the states to enforce his rules.

Every member of the military has sworn an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The contractors owe allegiance to the guy who signs their checks.

Allen Matthews
Oak Park

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