Push comes to shove, will U. S. military back Wall Street, POTUS, or American voters?

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    If the U. S. found itself in a position like Egypt where the people wanted to exercise the freedom under the Declaration of Independence to 'alter or abolish' America's economic system and remove the influence of money and lobbyists in our Republic do you think the U. S. military would;

    1). Take the side of Wall Street.

    2). Do whatever the Commander in Chief told them to do.

    3). Like Egypt, the military would lean toward change while supporting our existing government.

    4). Lean toward change because the gridlock of Wall Street and politics hurts the military also.

    5). Other

    History shows all of the above have occurred in the past world history. While I do not know, I am aware that there are members here om USMB with strong military backgrounds who might shed some light on the subject. My guess is that U. S. military personnel are suffering along with their fellow citizens, but the military also remembers lessons related to Patton, MacArthur, and Haig, and they also remain loyal to their oaths of service.

    I am aware that when politics meets the military it can cause strange problems, but I am only seeking general individual opinions in our anonymous forum, not the policy of the joint chiefs. Though if the joint chiefs have a policy and we are allowed to know it, it would be most welcome.

    Please do not associate this question with any anti-American influence.
     
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    If you had ever enlisted and taken the oath you would not have to ask.
     
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    Which I have not, so I am asking. The soldiers in King Louis XVI's army swore an oath to the crown, but supported the starving citizens against the King and allowed citizens in to rampage the Palace at Versailles, and eventually guillotine the King and the Queen.

    I hear we have soldiers in the U. S. Armed forces who must have food stamps in order to survive............... Soldiers are CITIZENS too and must survive in the real world like the rest of us.

    Doctor's take oaths too, but I have never heard of a doctor on food stamps. Soldiers are prepared to die for their country, but it appears rare that a doctor to die in an operating room.

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    wtf?
    to abolish or alter AMERICAS ECONOMIC SYSTEM..

    we are really starting to get a glimpse of what the so called "movement" is really ABOUT people.
     
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    If Obama declared martial law within the constitutional guidelines, then I have faith that our military would follow orders.
     
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    Preius, you're an idiot.
     
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    For what good damn reason would Obama have to declare martial law OVER THIS MOVEMENT or anything else for that matter?

    Just WHY is this question being asked?
     
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    Sorry, but I am making no statement about any movement, well maybe the Tea Party, but there is a slim chance of that.

    All I have posted is that the founders of this country thought it was VERY important to state in writing in the Declaration of Independence that we have the right to 'alter or abolish' our form of government. Why would that be scary? Remember who signed that declaration, liberal Thomas Jefferson, conservative John Adams, conservative southern aristocrat John Rutledge from South Carolina, the great Benjamin Franklin, and the leaders from all 13 colonies. These men hammered out the exact wording of that document for weeks until they all agreed unanimously. Imagine how difficult that had to be. Are you saying our founding fathers were wrong?

    The Declaration of Independence

    "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,"
     
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    This is, of course, nothing but a meaningless troll thread started by a predictable, repetitive, mentally impaired asswipe.
     
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