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.
Correct again... but those in power decide who are patriots and who are terrorist. Guess which group the Tea Party and Patriot's will be identified as by our government?
One man's Patriot is another's Traitor... those with the power to enforce the law, decide who is the traitor and who the Patriot.
GOD, I hope so.
I'll be there if they need any help.
As a West Point graduate with multiple classmates still serving as General Officers (I'm not one of them) I understand the ethics that guide the senior leadership in the military. We all swore allegiance to the Constitution, not any individual. I cannot imagine a coup by the military. That is Hollywood-style "reality". Not actual reality.
Similarly, if any illegal orders are issued by the civilian administration to the military which violate the Constitution, they will not be obeyed. The military will never become an oppressor of the people.Sure, Point to Kent State if you will. One poorly trained, young, inexperienced National Guard 2LT that panicked has little in common with senior military leaders. The worst that would happen is that the troops would sit in the barracks playing X-BOX.
In 1971 I was part of the Army/Marine force that kept the peace during the Moratorium Day antiwar demonstrations. It was all about keeping peace. The military will not conduct a coup against the government. Nor will they play a part in oppressing the people. Neither of those missions are in the military's playbook.
Robert, what you've stated is certainly the hope (and expectation!) of every thinking patriot.
That's good to know, thanks Robert.
But I can see Machiavellian intrigues inside the civilian political sector forcing an incumbent President out ... Comrade-Imam Obama runs the Executive Branch like a monarch's court and it comes complete with factions & cliques each with its own agenda.
I don't see a military coup happening any time soon, if at all.
Barack Obama is running the federal government OUTSIDE OF THE CONSTITUTION......WITHOUT LEGAL AUTHORITY TO CARRY OUT HIS DISTRUCTIVE ACTIONS. This makes him, by his own actions, a criminal, a rogue, an enemy of the American System of Government and the American People. Our problem is that we have never encountered deadly enemies inside our government structure who have complete power over us. We do not, it seems, have the mechanisms to deal with this situation. It is a serious and deadly situation and we are powerless to dismantle it before it destroys us. It may mean, whether some people on this board like it or not, taking measures that are outside the box for the sake of our people and our country.......otherwise, all is going to be lost.
Wrong... The Constitution has several remedies capable of addressing the current problems. However, the leadership in Congress is UNWILLING to use those remedies... Impeachment, restricted funding, special prosecutors, and courts, etc. are capable of correcting the problem.
We all need to wake up to the fact that BOTH PARTIES are in collusion to fundamentally transform America... Boehner and McConnell are not interested in derailing Obama. They are supporting him and their RUSE to the CONTRARY is falling apart. To anyone with an eye to see it is obvious that the GOP leadership is assisting Obama in the dismantling of our Republic.
The latest evidence is the Corker's Bill... This is a 'Republican Authored Bill' that basically clears the way for the ratification of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement against the will of the people. However, it has been exposed and the outcry is so great, that the GOP leadership has backed off temporarily... as they work to spin a new tale. Look for the GOP to claim they can DO NOTHING now... that its too late, and that Obama will simply ignore them. Look for McConnell and Boehner to tell us that the President has unilateral authority to act, without Congress, which is not the case.
The GOP leadership has been speaking out of both sides of its mouth... They are completely on board with Obama's fundamental transformation of America. However, they are attempting to keep their betrayal hidden from the Public. It's not working. Now the question is what do we do? Revolution is brewing in the basements of America.
Ronald........I think we are saying the same thing, but using different wording. The "weak link" is of course the massive numbers of bought, criminal professional politicians who REFUSE to take any action against this threat. We can't seem to rid ourself of this "weak link" which otherwise might be the remedy we are seeking. The procedures are there in the Constitution, however the "weak link" nullifies their use. Therein lies our inablity to effectively oppose the destruction of this country. So, do we just sit on our thumbs and watch the climax of this tragic story or do we seek effective methods to save it? Just wondering.
I've been predicting another revolution since '99. WE the People have brought this mess upon our selves. WE the "Silent Majority" went for years on end - - NOT VOTING - - and allowed this bunch of corrupt Politicians to take control of the country and our lives. NOW every one is uptight. You should be! Republicans/Democrats - - does anyone see any difference any more??? Key word - Politicians!!!
WE the People need to clean house, all 535 of them, plus the White House and the damned Supreme Court. You that are afraid of voicing your opinions because of the NSA - - - You best oil up your AR-15, cause they'll be coming after all of us in the Tea Party. We are marked as Domestic Terrorists, me I get double "XX" cause I'm ex-military and ready to defend the Constitution at ALL costs.
May God have mercy on the USA...................
Could a coup really happen in the U.S.? It has already happened. It happened when the constitutionally ineligible candidate, Barack Obama, won the presidential election in 2008, and it was reinforced in 2012. Constitutionally ineligible, because he is not a 'natural born' citizen. He is a DUAL citizen; and the whole POINT of the constitutional requirement for the person in that office - and that office ONLY, may it be suitably noted, for the clue that it is to the crime that has been committed - to be a 'natural born' citizen, rather than any other kind of citizen, was to make sure that that person - who would as well then become the Commander in Chief of the nation's military forces (BIG CLUE) - had NO DUAL/CONFLICTING LOYALTIES OR ALLEGIANCES.
(A natural born citizen is one born on the soil (jus soli) of two (in this case, U.S.) citizen parents (jus sanguinis). Thus, no conflicts of loyalties/allegiances. SOLE ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.S.)
We would just be taking our county back from its hijackers. Its erstwhile hijackers. And so, what is required is a counter-revolution. To oust the NWO statist revolutionaries from their positions of power, in their ill-gotten gains.
And it had better happen sooner rather than later. Later may well be too late.