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Originally posted by Sphota
There is no "one" person singly holding power for decades at a time. Rather, the figure head is around for 4 or 8 years and the oligarchy remains status quo. Uprising, fail...at least if it is geared towards the president, rather than the oligarchy.
Originally posted by Helig
I'm pretty sure there are enough laws that should the American people seek to oust the President by any means other than voting that the Government can call in Military forces to put down any such movement, with deadly force. But for that to even happen my countrymen would need to find their spines, which obviously have been lacking for many decades now to say the least.
Originally posted by DisturbedToo
reply to post by DZAG Wright
It would be much different here in the states if we tried to overthrow the president.
1st off, so many people would use the attempt as an excuse to loot and destroy, not like in Egypt, on a much bigger scale. It would be chaos.
2nd I don't believe the military would use deadly force to disperse the actual protesters, I do believe they would use it on the looters.
I just don't see that many people here willing to try and overthrow the government, everyone is too complacent.