Family Intervention

Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’

(update: Newsmax removed the column from which the excerpts below are taken. see mediamatters.)



Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM By: John L. Perry

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.

America isn’t the Third World.  If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through military eyes:

Officers swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to “obey the orders of the president of the United States.”

Top military officers can see the Constitution they are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises are nationalized.
They can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation in office.

They can see that the economy — ravaged by deficits, taxes, unemployment, and impending inflation — is financially reliant on foreign lender governments.

So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?

Wait until Israel is forced to launch air strikes on Iran’s nuclear-bomb plants, and the Middle East explodes, destabilizing or subjugating the Free World?

Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.

Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.

In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.


Let’s run with this a bit even though Perry likely would not fair well in a diagnostic interview.

Emboldened parts in the excerpt jump out the most for me.

That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Okay–fair enough sophistry–how could it happen? To heck with why it should or should not happen. Let’s roll with what a military leadership would have to accomplish to realize military control of the country.

First, in planning out what is in constitutional and military terms, treason, this leadership would have to figure out how to insure the compliance of each and every land, sea, air, command throughout the entire military. Presumably, short of 100% “buy-in,” the treasonous top rankers  could obtain a critical mass of buy-in enough so that severe disincentives could be threatened for any resisting military personnel. The problem with this is how it could all churn into something uncivil.

Second. It’s not at all in the least bit likely, but let’s say the treason unfolds neatly enough among the military services. Now the new regime needs to re-order the domestic arena. Here the challenges are many and hideously amplified. After all, with the a freshly birthed military dictatorship, the treasonous leaders will be compelled to–at once–suspend the Constitution and, soon enough, will need to alter the day-to-day structure of the justice system. The reasons for this should be obvious enough if you train your mind on practicalities inherent in this insane scenario.

There would be no reason to assume a favorable critical mass among every category of law enforcement which exists outside of the military. My own opinion is that there are any number of clear reasons why the U.S. could not turn into a military dictatorship. That law enforcement is comprehensively decentralized would be the principle structural reason for why the military would fail in implementing a treasonous design.

Even if you assume that some law enforcement would comply because they sort out the change in which way the wind blows, there is every reason to think all sorts of skilled officers at every non-military level, wouldn’t embrace a treasonous agenda. Take northeastern Ohio, there are hardly any  military personnel stationed here, and, it’s a hot bed of liberal Democrats.

I think it doubtful the Sons of Geauga would find it worthwhile to invade the newly minted Gailic Republic of Lakewood. Nor do I think it clear Santa Monica, Burlington, Berkeley, Austin, Boston, Seattle, etc., would go softly into the dusk.

But, even if you, as member or advisor to the treasonous junta, felt it likely that any resistance could eventually be crushed, thus ‘mitigated,’ and any hot beginning would cool down, and, furthermore, could stand up an immense infrastructure  for housing new political prisoners, you and your kind would quickly come to problem three.

Three, the economy would immediately implode. The financial superstructure would devolve and disintegrate. All those global sovereign lenders would call in their loans. They’d be nuts not to. And, soon enough this would all blow up–as it became patently clear to the treasonous military men that they hadn’t counted on, for example, a drastic reduction in the food supply coming in the wake of the collapse of the economy.

How would it transpire otherwise? Business-as-usual is unthinkable; is not a rational speculation. In the wake of the coup the framework of laws is completely revised; there are millions of people resisting; you’re own henchman of liberty are killing resistors apace; and, just for ill, measure the stock market, in effect, resets itself! Then, it closes its doors for awhile.

Nope, the American economy is completely not able to be fitted to the dress size of a military dictatorship. Nor is law enforcement, nor is the military itself.

military eyes

Perry assumes that treason is right there, clipped to the belt, for the patriot who possesses military eyes. I do not believe I have ever read of a greater insult of the military than that which Perry has rendered here, keyed by his notion of a monolithic perspective named by his metaphoric military eyes.

Top military officers can see the Constitution they are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises are nationalized.

Besides nothing being nationalized, what staggers me is the implicit suggestion of the author that his perception of the trampling of the Constitution requires the military to end, even temporarily, the Constitution. (Oh, I’m reminded, in light of this, the military’s legal codes would have to be revamped in the wake of its leadership’s sedition.)

this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012

The author assumes a singular recognition. There is, throughout US history, no extant example of any singular recognition either existing without other recognitions, or, supremely existing as a matter of its being enforced. Incidentally, the Constitution implicitly functions to prevent any such singular recognition of American identity becoming preeminent..

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration

You can’t have a coup for the purpose of defending the Constitution. A coup violates the Constitution.

Article III. Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

The treasonous would be subject to serious sanction unless they also: suspended the Federal Courts and the Congress.

Finally.

In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.

Perry comes clean here. He’s a sore loser. Doesn’t cotton to the tyranny of the elected, and, he has concocted an explanatory fantasy: the liberal-socialist-marxist voters banded together, presumably because of their dream of a marxist nanny state, and elected Obama.

Anytime, you lose and the other guy wins, the morass soon enough beckons. So: the electoral majority is the basic problem to be solved.

…by a military coup. Benign, patriotic, and eventually willing to restore the Constitution..at which point, another vote will happen and another majority will get the high ground, and the losers will get the morass.

I wonder what Perry privately believes would resolve once-and-for-all the damn problem of the other guy winning?

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  1. No surprise that the article was removed.

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