Do we have to fear a Military Take Over?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
March 18, 2009 1:37pm CST
President Obama has stated that he admires two presidents President Lincoln and President Roosevelt (FDR). One gave us the Civil War and the other, in some peoples mind, wanted to be Dictator. Now we have President Obama who is trying to change the direction of the country, has stated that the constitution is not what he will follow. He is trying to take over private industry and destroy other industries (he vowed to ruin the coal industry). You have several state planning to refuse the Federal Bailout money and people in his administration saying they have no choice. Some states are considering laws that say they don't have to follow federal mandates if if goes against the state Constitution. One state has even talked about succeeding from the union. Several low ranking Military Officers have said they many not follow orders from the President if they consider it unconstitutional. Now on talk radio average citizens are questioning if a military takeover will occur because they, the military, have taken an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. It is my hope that this can be settled at the ballot box but I think people are losing faith in that when they see the fraud that is going on and no one is doing anything about it. What do you think?
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
18 Mar 09
While I don't believe a total organized military take over is likely, there is somehting big brewing. I have been saying this for a long time now, even long before the elections. I was laughed at and dismissed. Well, now it is unignorable and being discussed widely in the main stream society and media, it is too big and obvious to ignore. Things will probably not be settled at the ballot box. Normal methods of redress simply are not working any more and a very large number of people are starting to realize this. What I would like to see happen is for enough states to pass resolutions asserting soviergnty, then getting together and disolving the union altogether and reforming it under the existing constitution. This probably the least violent event likely to occur. Should that not happen we can expect one of several other things. 1. Sates with enough support in the state government begin secession. 2. People in various states with no support for state soviergnty within their state governments stage coups and replace those state governments with more constitutional governments, aided my regional militias or even loyal state and national guard troops. This gets more complicated as the state governments that are ousted may call for federal assistence and we see the implimentation of martial law opening the door for federal troops to quell it. 3. various state coups are succesfull and quick and give encouragement for people in other states to do the same. All of the above scenarios will test our state and federal military personal's loyalties. It may well wind up that we see factions split off in to those who support and those who don't so....have I put your mind at ease? lol
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• United States
18 Mar 09
While I'd love to see my home state suceed from the union, it is the case the urban areas in all states are too dependent on the federal government to ever go along and vote for secession. All states have urban areas with enough population to block any secession vote. Too bad. I'd love to see a modern constitution written in the spirit of the first and then actually enforced.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
18 Mar 09
I am not an advocate of secession at all myself actually. It is a dangerous road for the state that takes it. these are just the ways I see this whole scenario playing out.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I remember reqding the book, Seven Days in May, which was written around the Kennedy administration and it involved a military take over. It ws done by a group of Senior Officers and a Senator. Their plan was to take over the country and install the Senator as President and then hve elections. An interesting serino would be to see several state succed from the large city in that state. You see it in states like New York, Massichuts, Illinois, Minnesota to name a few who are politically dominated by the largecities. I was suprised when I looked at a map by county to see how red these states were, except for the area right around the large city. It was made clear in New York when it came to appoint a new US Senator. The head of the Democrat party in Monroe County (upstate) told the press that it did not matter what the people of Upstate though the governor would appoint someone who would look out for New York City. I agree there is growing unrest in the military and I don't think they are going to accept losing a war that they were winning. The military is different now that during the Viet Nam War in that it is made up of men nd women who want to be in the military and many have made it their career. It will be interesting because I think most people would like to see some change.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I'm always hoping not, as military revolts seem to almost always end up with true dictators seizing control.. which is what I sometimes think is the REAL agenda going on! Brainwash so many through the educational system, media, etc, then work the other side too.. (If there's no human agents working for this, there's definitely spiritual.)
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I think that there is a possibility that the military may decide that The 0bamunist and Congress now constitute entities which could be determined to be domestic enemies. There is now doubt that the things that the government has been and is doing is not allowed under the Constitution, and will it is unlikely that the military would arrest these government officials... it is not beyond the realm of possibility. The Constitution is the document that created our government in the first place, and anyone who says that they don't believe in the Constitution puts themselves in great peril, especially if they have sworn to uphold an defend it. Our government needs to stop and seriously reassess the tings that they are doing, because if they do not.... at some point a flashpoint will be reached, a revolution will be underway, and they will lose control of everything.... or they will win and we will all be subjected to totalitarian fascism, which is their goal anyway. We are entering very dangerous times.
• United States
18 Mar 09
The military would never take over. However, they might arrest the President if he commits an act egregious enough. If this were ever to happen, power would be conceded simutanously to the vice president who also would have had to approve of the action in advance or it would not work.