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Do American citizens give up their civil rights when they join the military?


My husband told me that when he joined the military, they told him he was the property of the United States. That got me to wondering if that meant he lost his civil rights while he was serving in the military.

 

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Yes. I know he signed up for it. But, he wasn't complaining or anything like that. It's just that when he said it, I just started wondering about it.

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    S Leretseh 4 years ago

    The phrase "civil rights" is one of the most misused phrases I can think of. The first time I can find in history where the phrase "civil rights" was used was in 1866 with the passage of the first Civil Rights Act. Likely sprung from "Civil" War


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