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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    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
    and a government to replace it with.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Possible? Yes. Likely? no.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    And then 360 people just like the ones murdered would replace them. Not as easy as you think, you have to control, not just murder.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    If they have the backing of the U.S. military? I say good luck to people who decide to try. This ridiculousness of '30 million insurgents' is nothing more than a pipe dream. Most people in this country have absolutely zero military training or experience. What '30 million' are you talking about? When was the last time any sizeable percentage of our population went through any real war experience?
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Let's see... could a rag-tag bunch of lightly-armed rebels take on and defeat a government with the mightiest military ever seen on the face of the earth?


    Gosh, I just don't know... let's ask Ben Franklin and see what he thinks.




    (in case you didn't get it, that's exactly what the Founders of the USA did when they sought independence from Great Britain.)

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If they have the backing of the U.S. military? I say good luck to people who decide to try. This ridiculousness of '30 million insurgents' is nothing more than a pipe dream. Most people in this country have absolutely zero military training or experience. What '30 million' are you talking about? When was the last time any sizeable percentage of our population went through any real war experience?
    It's a hypothetical situation. No one said it was likely to happen.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Actually if I'm not mistaken, the US currently has about 25 or 30 million veterans among its population.

    Lots of people serve a tour in the military before going on to civilian pursuits.


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    1 in 4 adult American males is a veteran
    14 million veterans are in the workforce
    Veterans comprise 11% of the private sector workforce
    Veterans comprise 25% of the federal workforce
    Veterans

    A veteran is a person who has served in the armed forces. Veterans are the brave men and women who pledge to preserve the peace and protect the freedoms that Americans cherish.

    Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is a national holiday commemorating the armistice ending World War I in 1918 and honoring veterans of the armed services.

    *Veterans Demographics

    There are more than 26 million veterans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
    The number of female veterans continues to increase with 2 million now.
    The number of African-American veterans is 2.3 million
    The number of Hispanic veterans is 1.1 million
    The largest populations of veterans live in the South (9.9 million) and in the Midwest (6.1 million)
    http://www.military.com/PressCenter/...ts.htm,00.html
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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.


    This:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbP89YAVblg&feature=related"]YouTube- AC-130 Gunship power[/ame]

    Vs:



    Are you serious... No, no... You're joking right??

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually if I'm not mistaken, the US currently has about 25 or 30 million veterans among its population.

    Lots of people serve a tour in the military before going on to civilian pursuits.
    Everyone knows the Federal government is invincible, what with their tanks and radar and whatnot. Really, resistance would be futile, so there's no need to have guns. Just hand them over already, it's for your own good, really...

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post


    This:

    YouTube- AC-130 Gunship power

    Vs:



    Are you serious... No, no... You're joking right??
    And that picture is totally representative of every American...

    It's funny how you liberals like to talk about how invincible our military is while simultaneously telling us they can't win in Iraq or Afghanistan. Make up your mind already.

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