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IAmReality
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Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
America has dealt with many things but we've never seen a coup attempt yet.

During the Civil War the rebels didn't attempt to usurp the federal government, they instead declared their own separate gov, so it wasn't exactly a coup per say.

I guess the way to handle it is to have the military put it down with as minimal force as possible, and then the conspirators be given fair trials for treason?


bamarep
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re: Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
Cut off the head of the snake and the body dies.


Start investigating ALL of these crooked mfers and your problems go away within 30 days.

Guaranteed.


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SCLibertarian
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re: Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
Pretend it doesn't exist. It's what we've been doing since Eisenhower.


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tigerlaw
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re: Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
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I guess the way to handle it is to have the military put it down with as minimal force as possible, and then the conspirators be given fair trials for treason?


This. The military can be deployed to put down a rebellion or insurrection.
This post was edited on 5/18 at 12:52 pm


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tigeraddict
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re: Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
USA would end as we know it either way.

Don't think we can survive another civil war and stay United States.



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GeauxLSUGeaux
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re: Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
Seceding would be the exact opposite of a coup


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Bmath
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re: Constitutionally speaking, what is the correct way to handle a coup?
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During the Civil War the rebels didn't attempt to usurp the federal government, they instead declared their own separate gov, so it wasn't exactly a coup per say.


There is a term for that: succession. They broke away and claimed to have done it legally.

This is why a lot of people call Lincoln a tyrant. The argument is that the southern states had a legal right to break away and the remaining United States were the aggressors by going to war to bring the south back into the Union.


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