A lot of the guys I served with see the writing on the wall, so much so that one Special Forces soldier started a newsletter call The Resistance. It contains articles on how the military is being used contrary to the Posse Comitatus laws. The Army is pissed about this newsletter, but cannot track down who started it, or who is running it. The founder used "cells" to create it, so it can never be taken down. De Oppresso Liber (free the oppressed), I never thought it would be us. For instance, our unit was engaged to catch some guys growing some funny weeds. The way it was done was to declare the area of operation a "military training area", and that allows us to detain people until proper ID can be made and verified. Chase the drug runners down, detain them for the sheriff to run a check on who they are, and if they have a warrant... shazam, what a coincidence. The scary thing is that the government has run studies with the USMC to find out how many would be willing to shoot US citizens if ordered to do so. The question posed was... If guns are outlawed, and people refused to turn them in, would you (the soldier) be willing to use lethal force to gain compliance. I believe the number came out to 60% said yes. That comes down to a poor education on the part of the individual not understanding that ALL of the rights enumerated in the Constitution do not come from the government, but rather from God. Your rights existed before the Constitution was even written, and the government, contrary to what they want you to believe, cannot take them away. We are traveling down a very scary road at breakneck speeds, the government is not following the Constitution at all (which is why we have these problems in the first place), and the masses do not even say boo. When this house of cards comes crashing down, which it will, there will be a lot of pain and misery for those who cannot do for themselves. Maybe then there will be some "true reform".
A couple of great books to read, besides history books dealing with Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Rome, is The Confessions of an Economic Hitman, The Creature From Jekyl Island, and Unintended Consequences. The first two will get your blood boiling. Henry Ford said that if people understood the Federal Reserve system, there would be a revolution. It is the FRS that is largely responsible for the economic woes that we have today.