One of the hallmarks of our country is civilian control over the military.
But should that civilian control – the leadership in Washington – become so corrupt and anti-Constitutional, many Americans would have no problem in a military –led coup.
An enlightening new YouGov poll shows that 29 percent – almost one in three – Americans can imagine a situation where they would support the military seizing control of the federal government.
Republicans – at 43 percent – are more than twice as likely as Demcorats, 20 percent, to say they could support such a measure.
When asked if – hypothetically – they could support the military taking over when the civilian government begins to violate the constitution, the percentage jumps to 32 percent.
Also in the poll: The older you are, the more likely you are to support military intervention in an Extra-Constitutional civilian government. While only 28 percent of those 18-29 would support a military coup, almost half of those over 65 would support the coup.
The poll shows that military officers are much more well regarded than Congress or the President. Seven in ten Americans believe the military officers generally want what is best for the country, while 70 percent of Americans believe Congress want what is best for themselves.
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