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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Really? Then I can't help but wonder what I'm doing hanging around here. That 90% of ATS would toss the Constitution out the window like its worthless makes me, yes, UPSET, angry and frustrated. This is our democratically elected president. And because people DISAGREE with him, they want to force him out? I just don't get it and I will never accept it.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
I do not believe in such, nor is it the correct. Dictators and Tyrants use the Military to take over governments and supress its population when they are wanting to instill fear. .
Originally posted by observer
reply to post by debunky
The answer is.... YES it would have been bad, period, end of story. Treason is treason. Just because I don't agree with a conservative president's agenda does not mean I wish them dead or for the government to be overthrown. That is why we have a Constitution that gives us a chance to have a peaceful revolution every four years. Don't like the person in charge? Wait two years, rally behind someone you believe in, campaign for them and then on the four year vote for them. If your guy wins, yeah! if not, then you are in the minority.
Originally posted by debunky
reply to post by observer
I think we had a misunderstanding here.
Supporter as in supporter of this particular coup d'etat fantasy. Not supporter as in Nixon supporter.
Actually a sucessfull coup isn't treason. You only get in trouble if you fail
"It's different this time" Is empty rethoric spartacus.
Hey, there were serious discussions about taking away the "football" from Richard Nixon. (he kept it, and obviously didn't use it)
The real question is: what makes you think a military regime would be better than a democracy?
[edit on 1-10-2009 by debunky]
Originally posted by OldDragger
reply to post by I_am_Spartacus
Yes it is not ideal but is the criminal activity and ideological takeover that is happening any better?
What you advocate is EXACTLY the above. A criminal take over of the exectutive branch by the military.
ANSWER PLEASE! WHERE in the Constitution does it give the miltary ANY authority whatsover over any of the three branches of Government? WHERE? You super "patriots" are not patriots, but simply thugs. You have no understanding or appreciation of The Constitution at all.
ANSWER PLEASE! WHO elected ANYONE in the military to any posiition to usurp our basic form of Government? Spin however you want, you advocate a military coup in the style of many totalitarian regimes, and more importantly treason.
Treason is punishable by death, all conspirators in such a plot should be tried, if found guilty, executed.