There are some of you suggesting that we rely on the UN, the armies of other nations, or nothing at all to defend our country. I say that this is an extremely foolish idea, and that Asgardia needs to be able to defend itself.
I propose that we adopt an Asgardian Defence Force (ADF) in the constitution.
What happens when the terrorists come? What happens when someone becomes mentally disturbed and violent? What happens when someone decides that they want to shoot up a school, or a mall, or a hospital? Are we going to fight them away by throwing compliments at them? Of course not.
Our country needs the capability to respond to threats with the appropriate amount of force. What will happen when some Earth nations, who are not bound by the same values and treaties as we are, decides to puts a big fat target on the heads of all Asgardia? Our country would not last a day without some sort of "military".
Many people brought up that our intention (as described in "Concept") is to have peace in space. How will we maintain such peace? "If you are prepared for peace, you must also be prepared for war."
The idea of "peace in space" combined with demilitarization frustrates me, because my belief is that the concept itself is not achievable. It is impossible to expect and demand utter peace in and around space when we ourselves do not know what to expect in space, and when we do not have any means of protecting ourselves or enforcing such a peace. Additionally, it is impossible to expect and demand peace in space when we as human beings are clearly not at peace with ourselves or our planet. I respect Dr. Ashurbeyli and his work greatly, but I feel that we must make peace with our own wonderful, ever-evolving planet and our own wonderful, ever-evolving species before we even begin to try to maintain peace in space.
There are elements on earth who are ransacking our planet. They are RIGHT NOW committing economic terrorism, militaristic terrorism, domestic terrorism, and even cyber terrorism. I think we've all read more than enough history about corrupt Earth governments to know that these terrorists will be dying to get into space and ransack Asgardia, too. I think we've watched enough "real news" to know how dangerously oppressive governments can be to undefended citizens. This, above all other reasons, is why we need the ADF: we need to protect our values and liberties. We need to know that in the event our government turns on us, there are men and women who are ready, willing and able to defend in absence of the government: PRAESIDIUM SINE IMPERIUM.
(P.S: EDF is one of my favourite games.)