Originally Posted by Row6
If you wish to retire from debate that is your choice. The quote above does not grant them any power to determine who enemies are, or otherwise they could also attack Canada without an order from their CIC.
Nothing I have said indicates I think we are even close to despotism, though if you think otherwise please say where.
If the armed forces are sworn to obedience to the person of the CIC and have no discretion to interpret legalities when given orders, then what else would you call it but despotism? Although I guess you'd call it nothing out of the ordinary, and certainly nothing to be concerned about. But the fact is, our military is sworn to obey and defend the constitution, not particular government officers.