posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 09:09 AM
I have relatives in both law enforcement and in the military, high ranking at that. You have to realize that these people are somewhat like you and I,
they have morals, intelligence the same as the rest of us, and some cases, more than most. They have families, and friends and neighbors just the same
as every one of us in the civilian world. One thing about a president it, that they are transient, the most they can do are 8 years, so policy comes
and goes, but the powers that be do not, (the military & law enforcement) their in it for the long haul, more often than not. While the politicians
try to weasel around behind closed doors, and corperations try to buy them, the military has every resource at their disposal to keep an eye on them.
That is a good thing to because they can then identify threats, foreign or domestic, and it's the domestic ones that are most keenly in the
cross-hairs, because their policy directly affects the military. The military will not go down the road of tyrany, it's counterproductive, and
ultimatly would pose a threat to the military structure. Were it to come down to obeying an illegal order by the POTUS, I think it more than likely,
first it would stall, then be screutanized, and then the choice made as whether or not to comply. The military are not pawns to be played, they are
the true power behind the scenes.
Well this can be disputed, but the fact is, they are not going to go killing citizens and taking all the populations liberties if it is contrary to
the constitution. Worst case, half would, and half wouldn't.