When push comes to shove, which side of history will you be on?
With all the talk about "the great divide" within our country (USA), I've wondered quite a bit lately how the majority of soldiers would react, or
act, when given orders to take down the citizens they took an oath to protect. When I say take down, that can be killing, unjust arrests and/or
tossing into camps, stuff like that. With the Govt. constantly restricting what we can or can't do, by our Govt. slowly stripping away the rights
that made this country unique and special, if the trend continues the way we're seeing it, what side of history will the majority of soldiers be
I have numerous friends who've served in the military (in both Iraq and Afghanistan), they've now returned they're living civilian lives so it's hard
to gauge what they would do, because they're not active military anymore. I'm worried that one day something bad will happen on US soil, I worry that
maybe one day the Govt. will come knocking on everyone's doors and if you don't comply with their demands you are deemed an enemy of the state and
I'm curious to get ATS's take on this. Say the 2nd Amendment is just the tip of the iceberg, maybe they have a bigger and badder plan just around the
corner to keep taking away our "rights" and say that day comes when US citizens decide that they've had enough and push back. Do you believe most
soldiers would side with the citizens of this country or do you believe they would take their orders and execute them?
When soldiers state they will protect against all enemies both foreign and domestic would WE (the US citizens resisting against the Govt) be deemed
the enemies and if so, would US soldiers then turn on us?
If this doesn't make sense, I'm sorry.. Hopefully I made myself clear enough to you all. I guess my major concern is whether or not we would be looked
at as the enemy (even possibly terrorists) if we disagree and resists whatever actions the Govt. tries to take against us and whether the soldiers
would turn their guns on us...
I do believe in our military, I do believe there are MANY good soldiers that make it up, sometimes the decisions of the leaders above make them look
bad, but I do believe they're good people for putting their neck out to protect our rights. Now that they've done that, I believe we owe it to them to
KEEP THE RIGHTS THEY'VE FOUGHT FOR... Taking away rights is a slap in the face for all the soldiers who've served.
And if there are any military in here, I'd love to get your thoughts on this, especially knowing that you've served or are serving and know of
hundreds, if not thousands of troops...
Curious to get others perspective on this...
edit on 27-1-2013 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)