by Thomas Mick
The following statement was in response to a comment on a post I made… I have withheld the name of the person making the comment but included his comment in order to convey the reason for my response.
"Thomas, I agree with you 100% on all topics, but the current situation the Military has found itself in places the individual soldier in an unenviable position of having little or no support from his/her command structure, pretty much from the small unit level on up. This is my observation from interviews with several of my children’s friends who are currently serving in all branches. There is a strong Oath-Keeper activism going on now, which is encouraging, but the military still reserves the right to discharge any member for any reason, or no reason at all, much like an open-shop state civilian employer. This is how the leaders and their leftist civilian handlers are weeding out opposition, for the most part quietly, and without fanfare enough to attract public attention. The assumption here is that, once a service member is discharged, their oath of office is no longer viable and they are no longer a threat to the power structure. We know this to be false, of course….an oath is a lifetime obligation…but these actions make it necessary to fight the evil from outside the structure rather than from inside. This was my point."
I understand your point and the reasoning behind the pragmatic approach taken by our military personnel. I understand the frustration with the chain of command, senior officers that give support to the enemies above them in the chain of command.
Understanding the rationale does not excuse a person who swore an oath, nor does it relieve him or her from the obligations of that oath; it doesn’t change their duty to God and the Constitution nor make that duty any easier. Failure to fulfill their obligation will result in the destruction of the republic, the loss of liberty for everyone in it, and far greater civilian casualties that will result when We The People are finally forced to stand up and start shooting at our own troops, law enforcement, and the international forces brought into this country to subdue and subjugate us… including their own families.
Remember, the sole purpose of government is to secure the Rights of the People, nothing more; when they begin to enforce usurpation and obey orders to subjugate the People, they become domestic enemies that must be repelled for true freedom to exist.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. " -- Declaration of Independence, 1776.
Freedom isn’t free and our military has been used as a mercenary force, nation building for the United Nations for far too long. I cannot understand how our soldiers will hesitate to oppose traitors in the chain of command, but will expose themselves to danger in a foreign cesspool like Afghanistan. How many of our men and women have been killed and maimed nation building around the globe, something that is NOT authorized in the Constitution, yet they’re too intimidated by treasonous officers to oppose the true enemies of the Constitution?
Adherence to the oath is not supposed to be easy… just the right thing to do and our duty. Sometimes the obligation of our oath requires us to sacrifice everything in order to fulfill it. If obeying unlawful orders and deploying on missions that are clearly a violation of the Constitution results in our deaths… why are so many fearful of death when actually performing their obligations with honor?
I WILL fire on any personnel that attempts to attack my community, family, or seeks to subjugate them and strip them of their rights, regardless of their uniform or rationale for such an attack. Until I’m put in that position I will oppose this tyranny with everything that is in my soul regardless of how uncomfortable some people may become with what I write; it’s my duty.
If every loyal member of the armed forces would actively oppose treason in the chain of command, up to and including the President, it wouldn’t last 5 days.
So… while it may make some people uncomfortable I will persist. Some of my friends will rail against me for being disrespectful of their loved ones in the military, believing that our forces’ sensibility is more important than their obligation to the Constitution and the preservation of our liberties.
Once we took the oath we became obligated to its terms; our duty to perform far outweighs any other consideration. Performance of our oath is obligatory and honorable; failure to perform is disgraceful and gives aid and comfort to our enemies.
“Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.” — Constitution for the United States of America, Article III, Section 3
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