Bear 45/70 wrote:
The thing most people forget is that when you swore your oath on entering the military, you did NOT swear to defend the government, only the Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. And as Blaine said follow LAWFUL ORDERS andorders that go against the Constitution is not lawful. The military is suppose to step aside if the US citizens decide to overthrown the government, which is our right under the Constitution. I personally think it is long overdue. This government makes the English King's government seem benign.
Yes, the military should
lawfully step aside. But do you think that will actually happen? According to the Military Times
, we are now going to dedicate a portion of the military just to deal with us, citizens. TheGovernment believes that may help them, but the military has a different opinion, based on theirresearch. I don't remember the exact reference, but they said something like 50% of soldiers would flat out refuse to attack US citizens, and they believe that many of those would forcefully resist any attempt to attack US citizens. They believe the split would almost completely demoralize the remaining troops, and so many would go AWOL that they could not sustain a long term engagement. I believe theycomparedlosing soldiersto a hemorrhaging wound.
With that said, I personally knowa fewsoldiers who would blindlyfollow orders because they believe that whatever the Government tells them to do is the right thing. I also know quite a few others who would turn on anyone who gave them such an order. I think the military would split, one side defending the Government, one side defending the people. And like DEROS72 says, the UN islikely to back the Government against us.
Something that needs thinking about, especially when we start "talking big" on the internet. This is not some little backyard fist fight that you have a good chance of walking away from. This is civil war. Against one of, if not THE, most powerful government in the world. How many of us will be talking big then?