While I’m not convinced that “we” would prevail against the much more coordinated and well equipped “big army,” I tend to agree that we could make it a very decent fight – IF it has to come to that. However —
The other factor is what we saw with that Utah National Guard unit during Katrina that refused to confiscate guns. It’s a bit of a wild card these days, judging by the large number of vehicles I saw at a major Army installation sporting Obama stickers and MILITARY (not civilian employee) ID stickers on their vehicles over the past 8-9 years. But I still know plenty of Soldiers that would not attack American citizens if ordered, unless it was those bent on simply destroying things and attacking decent people. I suspect there would be large scale defections if the United States military was ordered to attack American citizens who simply desired to maintain or return to freedom.