Leaning Right Blog says, "The reason that we do not traditionally have the US Military walking the streets and writing speeding tickets is because of a law passed after reconstruction, called the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. The law generally prohibits the military from interfering in public matters and was enacted as a result of military occupation of the South following the Civil War. Today, it prevents a KGB or Gestapo like force from emerging in this country."
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