43% of Republicans could imagine supporting a military coup in the United States

A law professor at West Point was forced to hastily resign after it emerged that he had authored a number of controversial articles. In one he suggested that legal scholars defending the rights of suspected terrorists could be considered legitimate military targets, while in another he examined a potential military coup in the United States, arguing that officers may have a duty to sieze control of the federal government if the federal government acted against the interest of the country. The United States military has long embraced the idea of civilian control of national affairs, and apart from certain rare moments the American officer corps has faithfully followed the orders of their civilian superiors.

YouGov's latest research shows, however, that officers in the military are held in much greater esteem than their civilian superiors, and that they are widely viewed as having the best interests of the country in mind instead of their own selfish concerns. 70% of Americans believe that military officers generally want what is best for the country. When it comes to Congressmen, however, 71% of Americans believe that they want what is best for themselves, along with 59% for local politicians. 

29% of Americans could imagine a situation in which they would support the military seizing control of the federal government, while 41% could not imagine such a situation. 

Republicans (43%) are more than twice as likely as Democrats (20%) to say that they could conceive of a situation in which they would support a military coup in the United States. Independents tend to say that they could not (38%) rather than could (29%) imagine supporting a coup.

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coup - count me in

I need one more week, I'm taking my rifles to the gunsmith tomorrow for new scopes and don't think I can get them back any sooner. 

I'm sure that's what Revere was thinking on his little nighttime ride, too....

You're welcome...I needed that too...:)

Well, of course, IF he has night vision goggles- - who doesn't these days??  Check amazon.com, or your friendly Army-Navy supply store!  A coup is highly likely, if the Iran deal is not obliterated (among other serious concerns).  If the military doesn't do it, I suspect a general civilian uprising will take care of the problem.

RFB -- night vision is ubiquitous now. It's good quality stuff: gen 2.5 IR scopes are less than $500 set up & ready to go. Almost anyone who can afford a modern sporting rifle can afford night vision ... and a suppressor ... and ammo is really cheap now -- everyone should be stocking up on self-defense items, emergency food & water purification ...

... and if possible also have a good tactical shotgun & plenty of heavy shot ...
Coup or no, bad times are coming.

Jim...

Unless you are using 'Passive' night vision devices you will not last long on a modern battlefield.  IR scopes use infrared light to illuminate their target and they emit a beam that pin points your position... it is suicide to use such devices.

Passive night vision devices amplify existing light... starlight, the moon, etc. and they emit no light traceable to one's location.  Such devices are available and are often referred to as Starlight scopes. Other passive night vision devices operate off of heat.  They are often limited in range and quality.  They tend be difficult to use where several sources of heat emissions are present: such as found on a modern battlefield or in a City that is on fire.

Once, more... don't use IR scopes on a modern battlefield... unless you want to die... very quickly.  They emit an infrared beam of light from your position, which is easily detectable and will draw immediate counter sniper fire.

RFB -Thanks for that bit of info; have to confess I wouldn't know the difference.  However, my S-I-L is up on all that technology and has numerous connections.  He's a member  of RMGO and deals accordingly.  I will tell you about his real pride and joy, but will have to do it privately.  Don't know if we are "friends" in the message department, so let me take a look at that and get back to you there.  Well, I can't find you, so send me a "friend request" and I'll respond and get back that way, if that's ok.

"Ray,

Will you be able to see in the dark?"

Perhaps not as darkly as some. IMO

"I need one more week, I'm taking my rifles to the gunsmith tomorrow for new scopes and don't think I can get them back any sooner"

Teasing the bulldog, eh?

I admire your nerve.

Still, I'll bet the NSA has the magnifying glass out now.

That is an interesting thought .. since our congress is so lame as to give into Obama at every turn

 This may be our only option ..

Agree.!!!

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