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    If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    ...does that mean they would be legitimately justified in staging a coup and overthrowing the government?
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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    No, the military is under oath to defend the Constitution but unlike what many people think that doesn't mean their personal interpretation of the Constitution.

    For example I've literally been told I'm violating my oath by supporting certain policies, or by having certain opinions, or by acknowledging Obama as the CnC, or any number of other equally stupid things.

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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    ...does that mean they would be legitimately justified in staging a coup and overthrowing the government?
    Yes, if they were truly fighting to preserve the constitution and protect the American people. I swore an oath to do just that, not to protect a politician's power over the populace.
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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    ...does that mean they would be legitimately justified in staging a coup and overthrowing the government?
    The Romans thought so and look where that got them.

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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Yes, of they were truly fighting tobpreserve the constitution and protect the American people. I swore an oath to do just that, not protect a politician's power over the populace.
    Sure. But would you really want to trust the Colonels' will interpret things the way you would? I have followed a large number of militaries take over to save the population from all sorts of things. True they were often helpful to our aims and desires and once in a while they actually helped their own populations, well most of it, but usually it was very unpleasant for most everyone, well almost everyone.

    But it a very important question for the world order and not only for the individual country. It is certainly a point we will have to address, if we want to restructure international security in a way to avoid major war in this century.

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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    I don't think the constitution grants the military the power to be the arbiter of constitutionality. If I had to guess, I'd say their was some sort of system set up for that exact purpose.
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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Sure. But would you really want to trust the Colonels' will interpret things the way you would? I have followed a large number of militaries take over to save the population from all sorts of things. True they were often helpful to our aims and desires and once in a while they actually helped their own populations, well most of it, but usually it was very unpleasant for most everyone, well almost everyone.

    But it a very important question for the world order and not only for the individual country. It is certainly a point we will have to address, if we want to restructure international security in a way to avoid major war in this century.
    I don't recall ever saying I would trust colonels to determine that constitutionality. If I believed their actions support the constitution, I would follow them, if not I wouldn't. There are such things as unlawful orders.

    Soldiers are not mindless automotons that have to follow every order, nor did I swear an oath to some leader.
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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    ...does that mean they would be legitimately justified in staging a coup and overthrowing the government?



    Read and study the U.S. Constitution.

    You'll find the answer there and in the laws which the U.S. Congress has passed, based on the U.S. Constitution, but I suspect that none of that will put a big smile on your face.
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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    I have had many conservatives tell me if I support even a few of Obama's ideas I am not American. I do beleive under a very few circumstances it would be American citizens responsiblity to over throw the government. But very damn few, for example, a coup from an outside country, armed assaination of our leadership or something. Other than that the CIC is the Commander.
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    Re: If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If the military swears an oath to uphold the Constitution...

    ...does that mean they would be legitimately justified in staging a coup and overthrowing the government?
    Isn't this what our 2A and the well regulated militia is for?
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