Why would there be a revolution? Providing Health care for poor people, would that be a good reason for you to start shooting fellow americans?
Are you so against this rightwing idea, Obamacare, that you would go to war to prevent it?
You do know it was created by the most rightwing think tank in America, dont you?
Again this poll is limited. It does not include just shooting them because you don't like them, they disagree with you or just cause your pissed off.
Anyone who reads the news or watches TV knows this happens far too often.
If I were young enough and we were in a civil war and I was ordered to fight. Yes I would
Otherwise hell no.
PS I have had a gun pointed at my face (loaded) and been shot at and I am still here.
"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
I was JUST talking about this with someone in a totally unrelated thread. Eerie timing.
Anyway, I'm no soldier, but if I were, I agree that it would depend on what the fight was about.
It's really hard to say what an individual might do or how they might feel about the situation. Personal ideology would have to figure into it, I'm sure. Depending on whether the revolt was a conservative, Tea Party-like revolt against overbearing government intervention over liberty, or a liberal, Occupy Wallstreet-like revolt against government not intervening enough to provide things for the citizenry.
Different people may interpret each of those revolts, respectively, as either traitorous or patriotic.
Me, I don't think I'd shoot an American for any reason unless they presented a direct threat to the safety of myself or someone else.
Eric Holder: Yes, We Can Kill American Citizens Without Trial
No trial by jury, no peers present to defend you.....WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asserted on Monday that it is lawful for the government to kill American citizens if officials deem them to be operational leaders of Al Qaeda who are planning attacks on the United States and if capturing them alive is not feasible.
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required by subsection (a), the Comptroller General of the United
States shall submit to Congress an assessment by the Comptroller
General of the report, including a determination whether or not
the report complies with applicable best practices.
SEC. 1021. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF
THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS
PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY
(a) IN GENERAL.—Congress affirms that the authority of the
President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to
the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40;
50 U.S.C. 1541 note) includes the authority for the Armed Forces
of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection
(b)) pending disposition under the law of war.
(b) COVERED PERSONS.—A covered person under this section
is any person as follows:
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided
the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001,
or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported
al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged
in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners,
including any person who has committed a belligerent act or
has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy
(c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—The disposition of a
person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may
include the following:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until
the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for
Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States
Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009
(title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent
tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country
of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
(d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section is intended to limit
or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the
Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed
to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of
United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States,
or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United
(f) REQUIREMENT FOR BRIEFINGS OF CONGRESS.—The Secretary
of Defense shall regularly brief Congress regarding the application
of the authority described in this section, including the organizations,
entities, and individuals considered to be ‘‘covered persons’’
for purposes of subsection (b)(2).
Depends, only time we've ever had a civil war, it was fueled by one side's admitted belief that they had a god given right to own slaves and the other side's refusal to accept such a claim. As we no longer have that kind of wedge issue, there's no reason for me to even consider killing any American over anything. What am I going to shoot another American over? RomneyCare? Flat tax? Global warming? Evolution? Lol, get serious.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK