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Discussion in 'Military' started by Blakcat51, Sep 15, 2012.

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    First off, please do not automatically make a decision about what I'm about to write. Consider it and let me know; constructively.....

    I've been retired from the Air Force for 8 1/2 years, and have grown quite disappointed with our elected officials. In a nutshell, several founding fathers are quoted as saying it is our right to remove a government (such as what's happening now), and replace the broken government with one (likely the same principles, etc) that will work. Clean up many of the past legislation regarding Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, military benefits etc., and put people in office who actually care about the people.
    The way things are going now, we will have NO military to defend our country since Clinton caused a drastic decrease in manning, the Bush administrations continued the "war", and now we're sending more troops out to defend embassies abroad. If the locals don't want us, then we withdraw, rather than try to remain in place. We have to be able to defend this country.
    If this adminstration continues on course, I feel it's time to sign hard copy petitions and swamp our elected officials with the notice that we are fed up. This president, based on his actions, and lack of actions/gestures, failure to follow custom (re: our flag), is not "fit" to be our president.
    If he is elected, it's time to take back the country and make it for the people, of the people and by the people. Thank you.
     
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    Bet you just saw "7 Days in May".....
     
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    We have the greatest Military ever seen on the face of the earth. Even seventy years ago we could fight a war on two fronts. An alleged Air force veteran should be aware that US is the last super power and their is no shortage of Troops and technology. Even a vague suggestion of the violent overthrow of the government is strange indeed coming from a Veteran.
     
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    No true America loving veteran even contemplates violence in opposition to the government.

    We fight our wars in political contests.
     
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    If or when the government-or some portion thereof-becomes an enemy of the Constitution, it will become necessary to replace it with one that is not. Americans are sworn to that. Including you Jake.
    The Constitution governs or empowers the government just the same as everyone else.

     
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    Blakcat51 never said anything about a violent overthrow.We have a right to remove any public official who is elected; by voting, by recall election and by impeachment. We have representatives to initiate these actions and that's what was suggested.
     
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    When any group, far left or far right rises up in America, the average citizens in their hundreds of thousands, will hunt the traitors down and put them down.

    There will be no need for police, NG, or national troops.

    Everyday Americans will destroy the traitors.

     
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    what is happening now is no different than how the world of politics operated during Rome to the present.
     
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    We all know what elections are for. "Remove and replace the government" sounds like a vague suggestion of the violent overthrow of the government.
     
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    Who said anything about violent overthrow? I must have missed it.
     

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