So Malgus you think like I do that what the SHTF the orders maybe to take the farmlands and all the foods there? For two reasons 1. to take control of all food supplies and water which would control the people. 2. The farms are all owned by the people that believe in the Constitution so by taking control they get rid of the major group that would resist them the most.
If they win the farmland they win the civil war. The cities are not important to the government so they would not care if they burn to the ground. But taking control of the rural areas will not be easy.
The people that are in the cities would be not able to help the farmers in the resistant against the government because they would surround the cities so no one can come out.
I do agree 100% that many in the military have never read the Constitution. They would follow orders.