As, of course, it would. Obviously. But boots on the ground are insufficient. As Stalin said “Ideas are more powerful than guns”. The problem is not that the federal government has tanks and artillery. That is not doing it much good in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the rest. The problem is that progressives have intellectual dominance.
The majority of voters are illegitimate and/or non white and/or female and/or illegal immigrants. What do you do when a violent, corrupt, despotic, and tyrannical government is more or less freely and fairly elected? For example, the Nazis in Germany, Allende in Chile, Chávez in Venezuela, or … Jerome Cavanagh in Detroit.
Jerome Cavanagh was a white Mayor who was elected because of overwhelming black vote in his favor. The federal government, to reward and reinforce the turn left, poured vast amounts of money onto Detroit and other leftwards turning cities, resulting in his 1965 re-election. However it rapidly became apparent that had the federal government spent the money bombing these cities, rather than subsidizing social pathology in them, it might well have done less harm.
Cavanagh, or perhaps federal funding, or perhaps both, proceeded to run Detroit into the ground, which instead of exposing the economic and political bankruptcy of left wing policies, race baiting, and stirring up racial hatred, resulted in radical movement further left. In an attempt to ensure re-election, he proceeded to ethnically cleanse the white majority of out of Detroit. No right wing revolution ensued. Instead the left revolution naturally devoured its children to move further leftwards. In the next election, the black candidate and the white candidate for Mayor agreed to avoid the law and order issue, which is to say, agreed to avoid any suggestion that voting for the white man would mean less ethnic cleansing than voting for the black man. The 1967 riot never entirely stopped until the white presence in Detroit was reduced to insignificant levels. Whites in Detroit could not resist ethnic cleansing because they could not get a white candidate, white leadership, who would resist ethnic cleansing. Though the national guard theoretically moved in to quell the riots, in practice, its primary job was to protect the rioters from white “racism”.
People just could not think the thought that racially and politically motivated ethnic cleansing of whites was under way, that such cleansing was illegitimate, and that therefore any political and electoral process that could not produce leadership capable of opposing such cleansing was illegitimate. That if “law and order” was somehow not a political issue, despite being the biggest and most important conflict under way, then there was something unacceptably wrong with the political institutions and the political process, that if the issue was excluded from the normal political process, then the normal political process had to end.