by Shelton Bumgarner
We live in surreal times. It’s a testament to the stability of the United States government that the tanks aren’t in the streets right now. It is just against everything we believe in for the military to even THINK about fixing political problems that the civilian government can’t.
Literally the only way I could imagine the U.S. Military doing anything in the sphere of governing the country directly (however briefly) would be if Trump was legally impeach and convicted by Congress…and he just ignored it and spent all day tweeting in a passive-aggressive manner.
So, I just don’t see a coup of any sort happening anytime soon. We may creep towards a sort of a very American elected dictatorship with extensive use of Emergency Powers, but even then…that’s debatable.
I guess we’re just going to muddle along like we always do. But the longer this shut down lasts, the more people might at least start to think out loud of any number of drastic measures that might be employed to end it.