I was listening to talk radio but did'nt get to hear about the Weimer Republic that Savage was talkign about but read about soem of it.I think you would have to answer "from what" (with specificity) before anyone can answer that question.
What about his Sgt. ? Also many of our troops are waking up to the fact they may be being used .We have the web now and easy info if they seek it.The average 18-22 year old kid will follow orders.
They will be given the training and "moral foundation" to make it easier for them.
I forgot the main point of the subject ,not good at multi tasking anymore,I was cooking for company tomorrow .I have several friends that will join the Armed Forces this year after graduation. These future soldiers are not the ones that you will have to fight, they will fight with you. I have asked them their belief of civilian arms and would they take them if ordered. Hands down they tell me they would disobey orders if told to take our weapons.
I understand at least some of the thinking that goes into the above comment but think about it this way:The "ground pounder" enlisted in the military are mushrooms - fed sh*t and kept in the dark. Their superior officers could tell them anything to keep them in line and agreeable to kill you.
I live a couple of miles from Ft. Benning, GA. Many of my friends and neighbors are active military (all Special Operations, all officers). When I feel bold enough to question them on this matter, I am told that they WILL follow orders. As far as NORTHCOM...they admit that it exists...but I have been unable to get any "in depth" information. I am aware that the 2nd Brigade Heavy Combat Brigade here has trained extensively in crowd control.I had almost forgotten about that domestic military unit. I heard about it several years ago from a friend and had to do a little digging to actually prove its existence. You would be surprised how many folks do not know about or believe there is a US military unit specifically for domestic disturbance. As I understand it, if they are called in, there is no attempt to talk you out (as in hostage or SWAT). They simply neutralize the problem and move on.
Many enlistees join for reasons other than patriotism. In fact, quite a few are not even citizens of this country. Some lack job opportunities on the "outside" and choose the military as a means of survival. Almost all are products of our dismal public education system. Now, Mr. Ant, how much instruction do you suppose they received in our public schools about how and why this country was founded, and about our cherished Constitution and Bill of Rights? NADA would be the correct answer. It would be impossible for them to balk over orders to defend something they were never taught about our Republic. And, if it is you or I who are involved in those first "few Wacos", what does it matter if they have a change of heart later?I understand at least some of the thinking that goes into the above comment but think about it this way:
The military is made up of Americans from all walks of life. The fact that they joined the military often says a lot about their love for country (and hopefully the things that make this country great). Some of these guys (and girls) are good people, some may be bad.
I have to ask if a police officer handed a gun to some bystander on the street and ordered them to shoot a protester would the bystander do it? Even more to the point, if one police officer authority told another officer to shoot a protester would the officer shoot the protester?
Now its another story if the protesters are threatening the officers or military in this case but if we are defending out freedoms or our homes I dont see many of the military going against us. Unless we are threatening them directly.
Sure, a few Wacos may happen if the SHTF but after a while the military and police are going to get wise to the fact that they have been trampling the rights of the people and I think most would go AWOL before taking illegal orders. Thats just my opinion and I dont have a whole heck of a lot of trust in humanity to begin with.
The NG has already been federalized. Its no longer "state run".Military is forbidden from getting involved in domestic issues... However, the national guard is state run... Now a good question, if the national guard is activated by the US Military, can they be directed to domestic usage?
Check out this link, just skip ahead to page 12
http://www.emich.edu/cerns/downloads/papers/PoliceStaff/Unsorted/OATH & ETHICS.pdf