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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #93)

Fri May 3, 2013, 01:07 PM

95. quotes in context:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=121699

What makes you think all (or even most) of the professionals would fight for the government?

You do realize that today's US military has a very pronounced rightward lean and is pretty strongly pro-gun-rights, don't you? In the event of a genuinely widespread insurrection, a large portion (probably a slight majority) would end up on the insurrectionist side. Bank on it.


So, this person is explicitly stating that such an uprising would be of rightwing gun nuts--the Ted Nugent crowd. And then they say the military would join up with the Ted Nugent crowd.

Someone asks the logical question about this smear of the military as rightwing nutjobs waiting to commit treason.

Our military is full of traitors?

Good to know.

I thought it was full of professionals that swore to follow the orders of the civilian commander in chief.

Maybe we need to rethink who we let into our military.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=121741

The Gungeon regulars respond to this person--directly-- by letting them know that--in a scenario explicitly described as rightwing extremists engaging in armed rebellion--that the rightwing armed rebels would be the ones in the right, and that the military would have to side with them if they respected the constitution.
If we come to the point where there is widespread insurrection in this country

conditions will probably exist that convince the military that those who govern us are the traitors.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=121751

Members of the military are sworn firstly ...

... to " ...support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic" and -- swearing to obey the orders of the CinC and the officers appointed over me follows the duty to support and defend the Constitution and "bear true faith and allegiance to the same".

If those oaths were ever in conflict, I would leave it to your imagination as to which they would chose.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=121753

You take the Oath by swearing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against *ALL ENEMIES*, BOTH FOREIGN AND *DOMESTIC*.

See, we have that little law that the Military CAN NOT BE USED AGAINST U.S. CITIZENS, therefore, ANY President who would order troops to move against citizens would be considered a Domestic Enemy. Troops also have the right to disregard any ordered deemed illegal, and this would be a BIG ONE!

Perhaps it's YOU who needs to "rethink" a few things, starting with your very poorly, misguided view of our Military and our Soldiers, those brave men and women who VOLUNTEERED to protect our Constitution and our Country. The only TRAITORS would be the president who gave that order, and the troops who followed it. After that, you can think about other things you may need to "rethink". If you get stumped, let me know and maybe I can help you out some more.....


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=121834

Again, these are all responses to a scenario where rightwing extremists engage in armed and violent rebellion.

The Gungeon response? Wolverines!!!!!!!

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