Nearly 1/3 Of Americans Could Imagine Supporting a Military Overthrow of Federal Government

Daily Caller – by Jonah Bennett

For many Americans, a coup in which the military seizes control of the federal government is starting to seem like a refreshing alternative to the existing administration, according to a new poll.

Conducted by YouGov, a new survey has found that 29 percent of Americans could imagine a scenario where they would support a military takeover in the United States. A total of 41 percent could not imagine supporting such an event. And so while the coup-supporters are still decidedly in the minority, the fact that the option polls so highly is remarkable. This translates to 70 million Americans who are potentially ready to support a coup.  

The survey results revealed a clear political divide. Republicans were more than twice as likely to rate a potential coup more highly than Democrats, with the two parties polling 43 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

Part of the suspected reason for fondness towards a U.S. coup is that military officers consistently garner more public support than politicians. From the same survey, 70 percent of respondents think that officers want what’s best for America, compared to just 12 percent who think the same of members of Congress—a major disparity. In fact, 71 percent of respondents believe that members of Congress only want what’s best for themselves. Local politicians don’t fare much better at 59 percent.

While federal civil servants don’t perform as poorly as local politicians, 37 percent believe that they want what’s best for themselves, and only 22 percent think that civil servants have the best interests of the country at heart.

Police officers, in comparison, are viewed similarly to the military, though not quite as positively. A total of 55 percent of respondents think police officers want the best for the country, with 24 percent holding that these officers just want what’s good for them.

Talk of a military coup in the U.S. recently prompted renewed discussion after a professor at West Point was recently forced to resign following revelations that he authored several controversial articles. In one of those articles, titled “Alea Iacta Est: The U.S. Coup of 2017,” he argued that military officers, far from simply having the right to overthrow the government, may have a duty to do so if the federal government acts against the best interests of the country.

http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/2015/09/11/nearly-a-third-of-americans-could-imagine-supporting-the-military-overthrowing-the-federal-govt/

35 thoughts on “Nearly 1/3 Of Americans Could Imagine Supporting a Military Overthrow of Federal Government

  1. These folks must be the 1/3 of Americans that either don’t own guns, or don’t know that the main purpose of them is to throw off tyranny by government.
    Also, as we know, this is NOT our military, but agents of the military industrial complex. How about a true militia coup, the people, fighting for the Bill of Rights, uninfringed and absolute.
    This pole makes it very clear that Americans need an urgent history lesson as to the Bill of Rights, and what it is to be sovereign.

  2. What a bunch of idiots.

    Why get excited about chasing out one set of tyrants with another set of tyrants?
    Before the ink was dry on that magic parchment you love called the Constitution, George Washington raised a larger army than he had a few years earlier in the war of independence to put down a tax rebellion. The Whiskey Rebellion.
    Did you read about Shea’s Rebellion? The War of northern aggression was about collecting confiscatory taxes from the Southern States.
    The first ‘police’ were NYNY street gangs paid to protect the corrupt politicians from the protesting citizens in the early 1800s.
    Today the so called police kill at least 3 people/day enforcing every arbitrary rule of the politicians.

    Through out history, EVERY new government coming in has been worse than the old government kicked out.

    After the military kill the politicians, they will kill and control you!
    You do not know what you are cheering for.

  3. I wouldn’t trust a military coup to improve the situation in this country. Most likely it would simply lead to tyranny in another form.

    “Our” troops are nothing more than mercenaries, willing to kill foreigners in their own countries for money, ego, excitement, and fawning praise from a brainwashed public. Almost to a man, they have failed to keep their oath to protect the Constitution; instead, they take orders from the domestic enemies of the Constitution. Can such people really be trusted to give power back to the people after a coup?

    We shouldn’t even have a standing army to begin with. US naval forces and the nuclear deterrent are more than adequate for national defense. What purpose does infantry serve in this day and age, other than occupying foreign countries and reinforcing the domestic police state?

    Also, it’s sad to see such a high level of public support for the military and especially the police. Americans are clearly deceived.

        1. No offense taken, but I’m not sure I follow what you said. Are you basically saying that we shouldn’t have any government at all?

          If so, I sympathize with that view, though I’m not 100% sold on it. I do believe that society needs rules, but not rulers. I would much rather have anarchy than tyranny, but I would settle for a confederation of minimal, highly decentralized, community-based governments that were kept on a VERY short leash by their citizens, who would be the only armed enforcers of laws against murder, rape, etc. At the very least, I want to see the Bill of Rights restored in full and followed in both letter and spirit.

  4. This article could also be bullshit. Just a start to tame the public into the idea of the inevitable. I have never met anybody who buys into this bullshit.

    Who the hell did they survey? A bunch of wetbacks and chinks? Articles such as this should be taken with extreme prejudice.

  5. “This translates to 70 million Americans who are potentially ready to support a coup.”

    O.K., I’ll bite…

    … define ‘support’.

  6. Well, if we did have a military overthrow, at least We the People would have a better idea about who in the military we would have to scope instead of guessing.
    I for one am not thrilled with the idea of having to eeny meeny minny mo it.
    But then again,if they’re shooting at me, it won’t be to difficult to determine which side they’re on.

  7. I’ve tried explaining many times exactly the points made by Katie, bull Winkle and BMF. And every time I did I was labeled anti American. The article says 1/3 of Americans support this, I actually can’t believe that number, if true, isn’t higher. Let’s face it, this standing army and police forces we have in place of what should be a militia of the people is not here for our protection or service but for the controllers. I think people worship the military because they want to feel patriotic but know they would never ruin the comfort of their life and step up to the plate themselves. In my opinion most military and police personnel took their jobs because family tradition or needed credits for college or just a job in general, not because they truly value the Bill Of Rights and the principle we where founded on. And so you have the difference between patriot and parrot.

  8. Nearly a third “could imagine” it?
    Bull Biscuits

    Fairleigh Dickensen University conducted a poll about 5 years ago that found “30% of Americans believed that a violent overthrow of the government would be necessary within a few years”.

    I really doubt that many of these people just decided to support tyranny instead, so I’d say these pollsters should either check their arithmetic, rephrase the questions, or stop lying.

    Our numbers have probably doubled since then, but I think someone is trying to hide that fact.

    How did a third of the country go from “thinking a violent overthrow of the government would be necessary” to “imagining supporting it?”

    A big part of these poll results lies in how the questions are asked.

  9. Polls. I don’t give a damn who or what org does them. All I know is that polls are nothing but part of the dog and pony show…the most famous (or infamous) poll that led me to this conclusion was the 29 Palms Military Base Survey in the mid-90s, where it was concluded that 25 percent of the military would arrest/detain/kill/whatever “dissidents” when ordered to. True story: a friend of a friend who took the survey said (I will paraphrase here since I don’t remember the exact words) that he and many others answered yes to that question just to be cute or politically correct…in fact he said virtually no one who took the survey actually would follow that order. And the other thing, even if 25 percent would follow this traitorous order, 75 percent would NOT! Of course the Alex Jones’s of the world would never emphasize that, would they?

    1. I believe the number of active-duty military who would follow orders to turn their weapons against the public is much higher — maybe even close to 100 percent.

      We only need to look at our history, both recent and distant, to see many examples of “our” troops being used as enforcers against American citizens. Examples include the attack on the Bonus Marchers, gun confiscation after Hurricane Katrina, and plenty of smaller incidents in between and after those. The one constant in all of it is that it’s unheard-of for anyone in the military to defend the citizens. Once in a while there are a few who refuse to follow orders, but that’s about it.

      With this in mind, I think those who would stand up to tyranny should assume the worst as far as the military is concerned (and never mind the police). They are not OUR troops. They don’t work for the American people, and it’s very important that we make people understand that.

        1. So do I. But even if the odds were impossible, surrender to tyranny simply isn’t an option. Everyone dies sooner or later, one way or another. So I figure that if someday I’m forced to choose between death and total enslavement, I’ll make a statement about what I stand for by taking some enemies of human rights to the grave with me.

  10. I have little confidence in polls and don’t believe in pushing my responsibility off on someone else. My issues and defaults are mine and/or of my creating and asking for help is my responsibility, but the issue of our God given rights is a totally different issue. I’ve listened to other sites talking how the military needs to know if the people will back them for such a thing. (so now I’m here at FTT looking to stay)
    I’m of the other thought that soldiers, police, whatever, are people first and they damn sure better worry about being accepted by the folks here who follow and support the Bill of Rights. Every able American National must stand! Anyone who cant be convinced to come out from under the bed I have no interest in and hope them the best as they are drop shipped somewhere else.

    Being able to post here and read the thoughts, facts, opinions, and beliefs which come from the mind to the hand of the lot of you all is at the least humbling and absolutely appreciated! Thank you for the education you all may or may not know is being transmitted!
    Mostly, when I post I’m looking for the opinion of what I consider like minded people.
    And also I want to say: If you want to know something about me? Ask. If you need help? Ask. But know this saying: Do not mistake my kindness for weakness!
    Anyway, I aint all that good at putting thoughts to words as some of you are.

    In True Appreciation,

    Daniel

  11. Since lying and garbage propaganda are now not only legal, but universally engaged in, I no longer trust ANY so-called polls. However, I do support the complete and absolute elimination of ALL forms of govern-ment and corporations across the entire planet !!!

    1. Agreed Mark, the comments are far more interesting than the propaganda. Believe half of what you see, and nothing of what you hear!

  12. If the US armed forces simply arrested the criminal government, witch is actually a coupe and essentially did what the militia will be doing in what would be done in a civil war, and reimposed the 1789 constitution then that would be what I’d say “Doing their JOB”.

    Given the people who comprise the Joint Chiefs I’d would never trust them. They work for Wall Street and the British Mile. Their the enemy of our liberty. Hopefully I’m wrong. Professional armies care as much for the population as prostitutes care about their clients.

  13. Whats it matter?
    99.99% are brainwashed idiots.
    A story like this helps empower the control system.
    It incrementally teaches people empathy. A few years ago they said 2-3%. It[mind control] programs each individual that resistance is futile allowing the control system to step it up another notch. As “they” ‘admit’ more “facts”, and nobody balks, they tighten down the leash more. That tightening moves up the chain eventually choking anyone that had fight in them at the start.

    “awe man, 33% of my neighbors want to overthrow the government. But they are not doing it. Perhaps I should shut up like a good little slave and wait till they do. It will be safer.”

  14. Polls are skewed for the agenda. The 3% that are not military, could do it over night. That is historical fact. Three million armed people (without the money pumped into the military industrial complex by your tax dollars) can not be overcome!
    Most amerikans are focused on the NFL, Donald Trump and dancing with the stars. That may never change.
    It is not a question of %, but of willingness, and the movie “network” line.
    You remember it.

  15. Sorry, but I don’t support a military coup. Not only does it sound shady, but it would also have a high chance of turning our country into a military dictatorship and just may be what the elite want. The only movement I support is one backed by We the People. End of story. Anything else would just seem staged or fabricated.

    1. A military coup might sound nice(in a fake propaganda poll), but we dont want it, as those who would assume control would be far worse than we see now. As you say NC, it would serve the elites perfectly as they could roll it right into their biggest wet dream of total enslavement. The small number of military still not brainwashed, would be identified and removed from the ranks promptly. A return to sense and values in this country falls upon those who care enough to shoulder it. Anything less than this is just the elitist pushing blowoff valves upon the public to buy more time.

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