Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Role of the Military in American Society (LP)

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Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Members of Lake Park Senior Center: Free
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 20th      2:00 – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Dr. Michael Baker, MD, FACS, Rear Admiral, Medical Corps, USN (ret)
Location: ONLINE

This lecture will take place ONLINE and will be available to everyone remotely.  Only residents of Lake Park may access it there.  No one from outside of this community may be on site.

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Course Description

The military has recently, and controversially, been called into service in American cities during social protests. Some view this as a violation of the Constitution and an abuse of power. What does the law say and what is an appropriate use of the military in American Society? The US military was exemplified by the “citizen soldier” who answered the call to defend the country. The draft gave way to the All Volunteer Force, which has become separated from society at large. 

We will take a look at the Insurrection Act, the Posse Comitatus Act, and the Bonus March on Washington. We will discuss whether to resume the draft, other options for public service, and why everyone needs to “have skin in the game.” 

Dr. Baker offers his expertise and explains some of the options to us. You will be glad you joined us for this opportunity.

This lecture will take place ONLINE and will be available to everyone remotely.  Only residents of Lake Park, may access it there.  No one from outside of this community may be on site.

Event Details

Date: 2021-04-20

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: ONLINE

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