As mainstream media cover the controversial Jade Helm 15 military exercises, most news agencies and publications miss the point.
Mainstream media focus was primarily about characterizing and demonizing Texans concerned about the exercises as backwater, paranoid rednecks with wild fantasies about an imminent government takeover. While exercises like these will always cause the imagination of some to run amok, the key point here is this: concerns that U.S. military exercises will be used to exert more power over states is not a fringe view.
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A new Rasmussen Poll shows that while 65% of U.S. voters favor the U.S. military conducting training exercises in their state. At the same time, "45% of voters are concerned that the government will use U.S. military training operations to impose greater control over some states, with 19% who are very concerned."
It goes about tens of millions of Americans who think the U.S. military could be used to subdue states' rights.
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