• Could Egypt Happen In America?

    A few days ago, the Egyptian people demanding that their leader, Mohammed Morsi, resign from office. When he refused, the Egyptian military stepped in and removed Morsi from power. This was awesome because Morsi sucks. He is a religious extremist who was transforming Egypt into a theocracy instead of a secular state.

    What happened in Egypt has been described as a military coup by many people, but the United States government has not described it that way in the interests of global politics. This ousting of the Egyptian president begs the question, could something similar ever happen in America?

    The quick answer is no. Our democracy is pretty stable. Our president would have to be formally impeached and that impeachment would have to be successful and the President would have to refuse to leave office. Then, the military could come in and arrest him. Short of that, no way.

    Our military is too integrated and our country is too evenly divided. Even though the President has and continues to spy on American citizens and has used drones to drop bombs on American citizens overseas, without a successful impeachment, there is no way the military could remove him from power.

    I guess some crazy military leader could try to take power away from the President, but he is extremely unlikely such a person could gain significant support within the military structure. Plus, the people and politicians in this country would stand for it. A military coup in America would have to be held with extreme force.

    There is of course the possibility that I am wrong about this, but I doubt that very much and I sincerely hope we will never find out one way or the other.

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    Category: Politics


    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.