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Originally posted by Glass
The US military is already anticipating this and has been developing various weapons to keep the population in line, such as the active denial system (non-lethal heat wave gun) mentioned in a recent thread.
Resistance is futile.
As a citizen and a student of History, I'm in fear for my countrymen I ask ATS'ers how do they feel about a coup or civil war in the country?
Originally posted by SaturnFX
This is odd.
during 2000 to 2008, I never came across such talk as a coup in america...wonder why.
Yet, There was such talks the previous 8 years, and the post 4 years.
This isn't about some greater stance to save america
this is some fringe nuts being pathetically poor losers.
You want to "take over america"...then do it in the voting booth the way its always done, otherwise, stfu you morons.. If you lose, its not because the election is rigged, its because your stances are idiotic and not desired by the majority.
Get over it. Obama is in office...McCain lost, Romney will lose, and if you don't moderate up a bit, you will lose in 16 also due to being absurdly fringe that the mainstream do not want.
Originally posted by akalepos
I could sign off on a military coup, IF and ONLY IF the ultimate goal was to restore American Sovereignty and a return to Constitutional Government accomplished as quickly as possible.
I see other reason for it.
A coup d'état (English: /ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/, French: [ku deta]; plural: coups d'état; translation: strike (against the) state, literally: strike/blow of state)—also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden, illegal deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to replace the deposed government with another body; either civil or military. A coup d'état succeeds if the usurpers establish their dominance when the incumbent government fails to prevent or successfully resist their consolidation of power. If the coup neither fully fails nor achieves overall success, the attempted coup d'état is likely to lead to a civil war.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Just a side note to toss in here...but I absolutely recall people openly stating George H.W. Bush would never willingly allow his defeat in 1992...yet he was defeated and he left. Indeed...I heard the same on Clinton and he did make me wonder just a bit...but no less than Daddy Bush. Baby Bush? Oh dear...Partiot Act anyone? Darth Vader as his 2nd in command? I REALLY had doubts as to how well that one was going to end.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. -Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, 1791