posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 01:36 PM
Regardless of what you think, there will be members of the military that will fire upon citizens. I don't know the percentages and honestly, I don't
care but the fact remains they will.
As evidence, I provide several things.
First, the Oath of Enlisted Personnel
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the
orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
So it's already legal and A-OK, if presented in the right context.
The Commissioned Officers Oath
I, _____, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or
affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith
and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and
faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."
Again, it's legal as long as it is put in the right context.
Next, examples of military firing on or attacking US citizens. Just from the last 100 years and the list isn't comprehensive, it's just from the top
of my head.
Colorado Mine strikes in 1914
The Bonus Army
Zoot suit Riots
Detroit Riots in the 60's
Also, there are plenty of Federal Agencies that, although are not part of the military, are an extension of the Federal Government. They have shown
the willingness as well in the past to fire on US citizens.
In my opinion, there will be plenty of active service and NG personnel that will NOT do it but there will be a portion, great or small, who knows
until it happens, who will gladly follow the orders when given.