Constitutional Emergency

A retired U.S. Army colonel who now teaches modern warfare to soldiers at the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. has co-written an article with a Civil War expert that has ignited a firestorm today among those increasingly concerned about what some say is a distinct anti-civilian tone that has infected much of the military and Homeland Securitysince 2009.

Retired Col. Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, co-wrote an articlefor Small Wars Journal on a 2010 Army report titled, "U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, The Army Operating Concept 2016 - 2028."

The report describes how the Army will respond to threats "at home and abroad" in the coming two decades and in doing so has made clear that a monumental cultural shift has occurred in the thinking of those at the top levels of military command. This shift has some government watchdogs worried, particularly given that Benson is using the platform provided at Fort Leavenworth to indoctrinate soldiers in his vision of the nature of modern warfare in America. According to the vision articulated by Benson, future warfare will be conducted on our own soil. The military will use its full force against our own citizens. The enemy will be average citizens whose values resonate with those articulated by the tea party.

The fictitious scenario used in the Army report as a teaching tool is a future insurrection of "tea party activists" in South Carolina. As the scenario goes, the tea party group stages a takeover of the town of Darlington, S.C. The mayor is placed under house arrest and prevented from exercising his duties. The police chief, the county sheriff, and other law enforcement officials are removed from office and told not to interfere. The city council is dissolved. The governor of the state, who had previously expressed solidarity with tea party goals, does little to address the situation.

A news conference is called by the new town leaders, all tea party activists, who tell the media that due to the failure of central government to address the concerns of the citizens, the Declaration of Independence has been re-imposed and the local government has been declared null and void. From the report:

When the leaders of the group hold a press conference to announce their goals, they invoke the Declaration of Independence and argue that the current form of the federal government is not deriving its “just powers from the consent of the governed” but is actually “destructive to these ends.” Therefore, they say, the people can alter or abolish the existing government and replace it with another that, in the words of the Declaration, “shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” While mainstream politicians and citizens react with alarm, the “tea party” insurrectionists in South Carolina enjoy a groundswell of support from other tea party groups, militias, racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, anti-immigrant associations such as the Minutemen, and other right-wing groups.


Several items of interest are to be noted in the scenario the Army uses to describe the tea party activists -- "right wing," "extremists," "insurrectionists," all of whom are lumped together with militias and organizations that are considered "racist" and "anti-immigration."

By contrast, those who oppose the tea party are referred to as "mainstream."

The obvious question that arises is why would this sort of scenario, with its obviously biased and skewed portrayals, be presented as a teaching tool to young soldiers? Why would the U.S. military consider the tea party to be "extremist" or "insurrectionist?" And why would the tea party be classified together with groups that are "racist, "anti-immigration," and "extremist right wing?"

In the numerous tea party rallies that have occurred across the nation no racism was noted by any observer. Speakers included persons of all races and ethnic backgrounds. No sentiment was expressed against legal immigration but outrage was directed toward those break the law and enter the country by illegal means. And the charge that the tea party is extremist right wing is difficult to justify given that the main thrust of the movement is the protest against runaway government spending that has placed the nation on the brink of economic ruin due to its enormous and unsustainable debt.

Yet repeatedly since the election of Barack Obama in 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has referred to the tea party as "potential homegrown terrorists."

Why? Not a shred of evidence remotely suggests that the tea party has any connection whatsoever with terrorists. Yet some of President Obama's closet longtime friends have not only been associated with terrorism but actively participated in it, such as Bill Ayersand Bernadine Dohrn, who as members of the Weathermen from the 1960s and 70s bombed federal buildings that resulted in the deaths of police officers.

But if one listens to the rhetoric emanating from the White House, DHS, and now the U.S. military, one gets the impression that none of the president's friends ever posed a threat to the country but hundreds of thousands of tea party activists are ticking time bombs lying in wait to unleash a nuke on an American city at the drop of a hat.

The brainwashing against conservatives by this administration has had a definite impact on the military. One analyst who works for retired U.S. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told this reporter that now over half of Pentagonpersonnel are solidly in Obama's corner and share his values and world view.

And with the publication of the Benson and Weber article, it is now clear that the U.S. Army considers it a valid proposition to assume that a future civil war will be sparked not by extremist Islamists with dirty bombs or left wing insurrectionists inspired by Alinsky or Ayers but by the tea party and the conservatives who participate in it.

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They're gunning for us...Bring it!

Twana, This  is Larger than ` Mitt  Romney's  Tax  return,  `Eric  Holder's Gun-walking,  & Obama's  birther  issue.   Involves  All  American's..  OMG.

Well like or leave it if you try to take anymore of my rights...then meet me in the square circle...gloves or not ...doesnt matter. if the goverment was obeying the constitution we wouldnt be having this disscussion. enough said . the time for talk has past the time for action is NOW!


I keep telling people...the military will "follow orders"...they will not be with the people. The brass will protect themselves.  The foot soldiers might balk, but most will follow orders.

Joyce I hate to tell you this but our boys will defend the constution of the USA they dont want to bear arms agains their family either. it gets personal when you know who you are shooting at. trust me is will come to your doorstep. Do not fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have war let it begin here. John Parker 1775,


Few if any will will even remotely know whom they are firing at, today's big city society is not a social society and becoming more anti-social.

A US soldier these days is not much different from a french, british or soviet soldier, they are not trained in following their common sense, just the opposite, common sense is influenced and/or convinced out of them through the strict code to follow orders and the chain of command… today the average soldier in action has the added “benefit” of demoralization added in the hazing process.

History is abundantly full of soldiers abusing citizens of their native country, today’s military is not structured per The Original US Constitution… once the study and/or respect of history (including biblical history) was abandoned in the average classroom so was The Declaration of Independence and The Original Constitution… so the average soldier today has NOTHING in his / her arsenal for holding on to his / her common sense… the only hope I see in an average soldier today is that he / she was raised in the country or non-urban environments where Freedom still may reign over false security.

Twana, it takes more than intelligence to have long term common sense… practical work and living experiences build common sense, therefore guidance by the RIGHT people with plenty of such experiences is essential in all fields of work, elders who do not rely solely on academics have such experiences and wisdom… soldiers’ training is not dedicated for peace time experiences and a career general cloned in an academy is NOT dedicated to common sense… having no historical background for what they're fighting for forces the soldier to rely on the "wisdom" of those in the chain of command... that’s probably why The Constitution has term limits for the army.


this just follows the far lefts brainwashing techniques of the public school system, get them when their young.  I'm sure a lot of the younger guys going into today's military coming fresh out of today's far left teaching institutes might be a lot more inclined to buy into this crap of the Tea Party is Americas enemy, this is what the marxist/communist socialist do, they indoctrinate them. Not every one in the military will buy into it but if we look at what they have done to our children in THEIR school system let it be a inclination of what they could do to a young gung ho soldier brainwashed into thing he is defending his country by killing us Tea Party members. It should come as no surprise if some day soon we are fired upon by our own govt perhaps by someone we know. I would think the majority of our military wont do this but  you know some will ...look what the military and civilian law enforcement  did to the civilians in New Orleans after Katrina they followed orders and disarmed the innocent right along with the criminals, if you had a gun you were disarmed no exceptions, discussions like this are for our own good and are like the old gun adage, better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. I mean no disrespect to any one in uniform in or out  but this needs to be thought about.


How about some evidence:  "...most will follow orders"   "Our military, like our government has been taken over by criminals..."   "...Russian and other foreign troops being trained here now." which is not new for some foreign troops but you imply they are here to kill Americans   "...mass murder of 25 million...genocide of 80% of worlds population..." 

If you make statements of fact, please provide evidence or references.

bho is not his real name and he is not a US citizen, many of us knew that ever since he wouldn’t produce his birth certificate, but not even the judge is allowed to dig into his vital statistics… is that not proof he is a fraud?

UN friendly troops training in the American back yard and fema camps at the (disaster) ready… under the radar… is that not proof they are subversive?

The troops have taken orders for four years from a handsome pet of the anti-christ itself, they have been humiliated and berated at every opportunity by this so called administration… is that not in the likeness of an owner abused dog following his master to the unlimited limits?!

History is repeating itself in front of our eyes!

What’s it take to reach an agreement these days? …a movie? of every act ever made, every thought ever created? …or does this “proof” have to have standing in the court of some judge?!

They tried it once and they didn't succeed.  May I suggest how this one will turn out?



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