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.
What most people do not realize and do not know is that We The People have the power. We just don’t use it.
The last time I was in DC, the Metro Police said that 99% of them would throw down their badges and join us if ordered to shoot. They don’t like what’s happening to this country anymore then You or I. The same with the military personal that we talked too. How do I know this, I was the one that they surrounded with 10 police cars and the Captain came up to shake my partner and my hands thanking us for what we were there for? We/I spent 10 days there protesting and delivering letters of grievances to all the House of Representative and Senate. You didn’t hear about it in the news because no one really cared. When will you make a stand and go to DC or your state capitals with armed militia.
You just don’t know the power you have till you try it sometime. It’s your duty to resist, not the military.
But by the same token we do not need the military drawing down on us...
Yes, Been back a few time since, a day or two
A coup, bring it on.... The military needs to get rid of this imposter. I would like to see a long jail sentence for the treason he has committed against this country and the people... But if this would bring on Martial law I would not be for it....
Well, they had better do it soon, because Odumbo is on a tear at the moment and doesn't know which way to turn for his next evil deed.
Wow, that would be a flag waving party.
Obama has certainly made a military coup a possibility due to his lack of leadership and dislike for America. As a country we do not like him or the politicians who serve his absurd policies. Democrats beware, as well as all politicians who have served over two terms, we plan to vote you all out of office as soon as possible. Ted Cruz is the only political candidate with experience who has attacked the leadership in congress and wants it replaced. All other candidates have no intent of restructuring either the senate or house and if they are elected it will be business as usual. The great social experience known as Obama was a disaster lets never repeat that mistake again. Trump and the Doctor would be another social experiment. Cruz and Carly are the only ones really qualified for president and vice-president. They are my candidates to take America into the future.
Conservatives simply MUST wake up and stop pushing Cruz for higher office than the good senator that he makes. What is WRONG with you people? It is NOT rocket science: A 'natural born' citizen is one born on the soil (jus soli) of TWO (in this case, U.S.) citizen parents (jus sanguinis). The whole POINT of that eligibility requirement being put in the Constitution for that particular office was so that the Commander in Chief of the nation's military forces would have NO DUAL/CONFLICTING LOYALTIES OR ALLEGIANCES. As a naturalized citizen would be subject to. And as a DUAL citizen would MOST CERTAINLY be subject to.
Stop trying to make two wrongs make a right! Obama is a Usurper; and it is on the strength of that usurpation that the man can be removed from his present perch of power, legally, by Oathkeepers, current and retired, with The People having their backs. In any event: WAKE UP, so-called Conservatives. And become more like Constitutionalists. Because without the Constitution as the law of the land, and thus the rule of law, we have the rule of men. And that is TYRANNY in any intelligent person's book. And Obama is proving to be a perfect example of the genre.
Cruz is married to a Goldman Sachs executive and they met on GW Bush's campaign. Hardly a TEA Party background!
If the federal government acted against the interest of the country? Sounds like what Obama and his communist cronies have been doing since Obama's first day in office. I guess it is time for a coup.