I have spoken to the other parts of your position before so I won't rehash that but I did want to speak to your scenario.
That is, any President who tried to use the military in an unlawful way. Speaking as a career military guy I can assure you that would never happen because of this oath:
"I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
That oath would stop any rogue President or any other politician from what your scenario suggests.
And believe me we take these oaths VERY seriously!
"God and the Soldier we adore, in time of trouble but not before. When the danger's past and the wrong been righted, God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted."
Last edited by Tennessee Gentleman; February 27, 2009 at 12:06 AM.