View Poll Results: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

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  • Yes, Any further Obama backed Legislation might cause a Civil War.

    21 14.00%
  • Maybe, It matters what happens in the near future.

    34 22.67%
  • No, The U.S. is not nearing a Civil War.

    77 51.33%
  • Somewhat, People like Alex Jones will cause the nation to further split along their opinion lines.

    3 2.00%
  • Not Possibly, This is just a small uproar that will soon pass over.

    15 10.00%
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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Hey, those guys running around in the woods with their camoflauge uniforms and their semi-automatic rifles look like a real threat to me!

    They'd last about ten minutes against real soldiers, and 9 of those would be taken up finding them.
    While I don't believe a civil war is imminent, you presume the military, or all of it, will be on a certain side in this fictional war. Highly doubtful. Just as with our last civil war, there will be highly trained and equipped members of the military on both sides.

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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    If we didn't start a widescale insurrection after Ruby Ridge and Waco (OKC bombing notwithstanding), then I doubt that we will have one anytime soon. If we simply regress to a Clinton style "assault weapon" ban, I don't see too much trouble. But as I said in another thread, who knows what Holder's Justice department will choose as the test case to enforce any upcoming legislation, and how seriously the suspects in that case will take the federal encroachment? Because of the bumbling of Reno's Justice department, hopefully Holder has learned lessons and will dot his i's and cross his t's thoroughly before proceeding on an entrenched gun nut...
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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    While I don't believe a civil war is imminent, you presume the military, or all of it, will be on a certain side in this fictional war. Highly doubtful. Just as with our last civil war, there will be highly trained and equipped members of the military on both sides.
    Yeah, you'd get the bad paper guys and the Timothy McVeighs. No doubt about that.
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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Yeah, you'd get the bad paper guys and the Timothy McVeighs. No doubt about that.
    Wow, just keep thinking that. Don't let history disabuse you of your notions.

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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Yes. Obama is secretly encouraging a civil war, and he will use the war to get emergency powers from the Senate, towards the end of the war he will be horribly scarred in an assassination attempt by Seal Team 6 after they learn his secret plan. Once the war is over, he will declare the US to be a Galactic Empire.
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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Well, I think very few serving military personnel would be willing to commit treason against the United States to satisfy some bizarre right wing theory of government.
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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    No, people are not willing to fight. Many people these days go to government to solve their problems and think they can fight to get whatever freedom they lost back with the delusion they did so in the past(they didn't) While the people that cry about the second amendment won't do **** and are living in a cloud of stupid. For one, they already allowed their second amendments rights to be cut back and for another they allowed and supported their military to get to the point where they can not in their wildest dreams fight them back. There is a very good argument to be made for not allowing the countries military to get more powerful than the people can destroy, but there isn't much to be said about people that go around saying they want guns to maintain their freedom while supporting the government restricting the possession of military grade equipment and the further expansion of this power difference.
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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Well, I think very few serving military personnel would be willing to commit treason against the United States to satisfy some bizarre right wing theory of government.
    Funny how you goto the 'eViL reich wingers' being the ones against the US government in your fantasy scenerios. And in a true civil war choosing a side is not treason. Changing your mind afterwards and working for the other side is. But even that depends on who eventually 'wins'.

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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Well, I think very few serving military personnel would be willing to commit treason against the United States to satisfy some bizarre right wing theory of government.
    Interestingly, the people that fight against a government are usually doing it because of acts by that government. Just sayin'

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    Re: Is the United States Nearing a Civil War?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yes. Obama is secretly encouraging a civil war, and he will use the war to get emergency powers from the Senate, towards the end of the war he will be horribly scarred in an assassination attempt by Seal Team 6 after they learn his secret plan. Once the war is over, he will declare the US to be a Galactic Empire.
    You know...you could make a movie out of that! Maybe George Lucas would be interested...
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