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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    How hard would it be to selectively assassinate key figures? Or destroy key pieces of infrastructure? You're giving the government way too much credit...
    The president, the VP, Congress and so on? Fairly hard. You would then need to keep assassinating until the people you want actually get elected, so again, it's not as easy as it sounds.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    One of the justifications for a broad interpretation of the second amendment is that it allows citizens the option of overthrowing the government if things get too bad.

    In short, since our military has a tanks, missiles, etc, is it even possible?
    I think it's possible and I believe one of these days, it's inevitable. The problem will be one of whether or not people will have the motivation to act, instead of sitting around bitching about it all the time.

    I believe if things get bad enough and as long as the 2nd amendment stays IN TACT - I think it's possible and eventually, probable.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The president, the VP, Congress and so on? Fairly hard. You would then need to keep assassinating until the people you want actually get elected, so again, it's not as easy as it sounds.
    The thing with an insurgent war is that you don't go around trying to blow up tanks, take on soldiers directly, try to kill every high ranking office holder etc.
    That's conventional war.

    An insurgent war is 90% psychology.
    Your job is to scare the **** out of the authority, to make them irrationally angry so they do stupid stuff, to have citizens lose confidence in the authority.

    Acts of violence are specific, designed to cause mayhem and disruption.
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    Thumbs up Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I think it's possible and I believe one of these days, it's inevitable. The problem will be one of whether or not people will have the motivation to act, instead of sitting around bitching about it all the time.

    I believe if things get bad enough and as long as the 2nd amendment stays IN TACT - I think it's possible and eventually, probable.
    Not to take away from your point,... but.

    The right to keep and bear arms actually predates the Constitution (where did the founder get their rights to bear arms?),... but I digress.

    Infringing upon the right to keep and bear arms is one of the few things that could provoke an armed insurrection.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The thing with an insurgent war is that you don't go around trying to blow up tanks, take on soldiers directly, try to kill every high ranking office holder etc.
    That's conventional war.

    An insurgent war is 90% psychology.
    Your job is to scare the **** out of the authority, to make them irrationally angry so they do stupid stuff, to have citizens lose confidence in the authority.

    Acts of violence are specific, designed to cause mayhem and disruption.
    Yes, but the point I am making is that to be effective, you would need a fairly large number of people. With the resources available to the government, those people will be vulnerable. Military hardware is of some use against terrorists as we have proven. Not as much as in a conventional ground war, but that does not make them useless.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes, but the point I am making is that to be effective, you would need a fairly large number of people. With the resources available to the government, those people will be vulnerable. Military hardware is of some use against terrorists as we have proven. Not as much as in a conventional ground war, but that does not make them useless.
    I'm not saying that, there are some definite uses of conventional weapons.

    I'm not sure I'd agree with how large you'd think it would need to be but maybe.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not saying that, there are some definite uses of conventional weapons.

    I'm not sure I'd agree with how large you'd think it would need to be but maybe.
    I think to achieve the goal of a revolution(government change) would require a sizable force. You would have to control the governmental infrastructure to do it, which is not a small undertaking.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    There are over 300 million Americans. If only ten percent of them revolted that would be 30 million insurgents spread across one of the largest and most diverse land masses on the planet. There is no way the government could defeat such a force.
    libs think you would have to beat the army

    that is not true, You merely cut the head off the beast.

    For example if 300 congressmen and 60 senators voted to make gun ownership a capital offense, you would only have to kill 360 people to put an end to such tyranny



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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Yes, actually much easier then imagined all it would take is a small well armed and highly disciplined force.


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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Yes, actually much easier then imagined all it would take is a small well armed and highly disciplined force.
    and the right social conditions or the population would never support it, plus you'd need some of the defence force on the side of the revolting people, or at the very least neutral
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