My answer to Is the United States military currently protecting US citizens? If so, is this the best method to prot…
Answer by Ken Larson:
The National Guard and Army Reserve are chartered to protect U.S. citizens. They are organized on a volunteer basis and trained as extensions of our federal military service, part and parcel of state government in our local communities.
State Governors call on the National Guard in emergencies like floods, hurricanes and similar events. The states allow the federal government to call up and deploy the National Guard and the Reserve units in supplementing our forces in warfare.
As for the moral question, our current law does not allow drafting citizens for military duty, although they must register at age 18 as being available. Our military, both reserves and active duty, are volunteers. They take an oath of to protect the citizen domestically and in foreign service.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice and related U.S. laws reflect the will of the U.S. Citizens and their moral belief in the above until such laws are changed through elected representatives of the people.