Skip to comments.Retired General: Some in Military Want to 'Take Out the President'
Posted on 11/01/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT by don-o
A former top general and current executive at the Family Research Council says members of the military have considered staging a coup d'état against President, but will not because of civilian control of the military.
"People I've spoken to would like to see the military 'fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president,' " retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin told World Net Daily, a website best known for pushing Obama "birther" conspiracy theories. "Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You're not going to see a coup in the military."
"I talk to a lot of folks who don't support where Obama is taking the military, but in the military they can't say anything," Boykin said.
Boykin, an evangelical Christian who is now the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, was publicly repudiated by President Bush twice in 2003 for saying Muslims worship an "idol" and not "a real God." Last year, Boykin abruptly pulled out of appearing at a West Point ceremony after controversy erupted over the invitation. (Boykin has also said Islam "should not be protected under the First Amendment" and that there should be "no mosques in America" because "a mosque is an embassy for Islam and they recognize only a global caliphate.")
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This is probably why he’s doing that.
Rumblings have probably bubbled up to the president to the tune of “don’t try it”.
Boykin specifically said that because of the civilian-military relationship, he did not see any prospect for a coup coming from the military ranks.Seitz-Wald took (p)eople and turned it into (m)embers of the military . . . talk about mendacity.
People Ive spoken to would like to see the military fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president, Boykin said. Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. Youre not going to see a coup in the military.
He could massacre a troop of girl scouts on the White House lawn during the Easter Egg roll, butcher them, barbecue them and serve them to the participants and he still wouldnt be impeached. And if you criticized him about it, the press would say its a black thing and accuse you of being a racist tea party rethuglican for bringing it up while licking their fingers and asking Michelle what kind of spice rub theyre using and ask for more macaroni & cheese and a refill of their kool-aid.
Dis-information to see reacts and how .. .
you know that
The trouble for Democrats in perpetually ignoring and dimenishing the Constitution is primarily the danger that others may do the same.
Yes, they are totally twisting what he said.
Wow. Awful close to sedition.....
Not that I disagree. But, boy....I will bet he is walking that back pretty damned fast or he will find himself recalled—and fired.
THAT is going to leave a mark.
Hundreds of attempts on ze fuhrer’s life were made. Only the high profile one(s) are popularized in film. While driving to his bavarian digs, hitler was driving and his chauffer was in the passenger seat. A man jumped out at a tight mountain turn and killed the passenger thinking it was AH himself. Hitler escaped unharmed. Weird stuff.
I shared the same sentiment on FR dozens of times, but I've never said it as well as you just did. I just might steal it.
Yuh friggin nut.
You don’t talk about Shiite like this openly.
I’m sure he had a very good reason to speak about it openly.
Too much hanky-panky with the boyfriends.
Where’s Chris Kyle? I think someONE was afraid of him and had him ‘retired’ too.
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