I agree with you, kind of.
I don't think it is the fear of the military, per se. I think it is the fear of the Government ordering the military to do things unthinkable to American citizens. Every two-bit country that has a coup the people doing the coup-ing are the military on orders from Generals or politicians. So that fear of "It could happen here..." sorta' maybe seeps in except we aren't a two-bit country.
Again, I think it should be watched closely but as outlined, I think it is a good idea from an Emergency Management perspective.
How's the duck hunting?
Shoot Them In The Bill Regards,