I understand the frustration with the chain of command in our military today, 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 or make that duty any easier.
When a superior officer issues a command to wage war against the natural rights of the American people, that officer identifies himself as the domestic enemy you swore to defend against. The Constitution for the United States of America grants only those powers necessary to secure our rights, which is their lawful duty. The founders further reinforced this duty by demanding that the first Congress present a Bill of Rights to the Several States for ratification to make sure, as shown in the preamble:
“The conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added.” – Bill of Rights, Ratified on December 15, 1791.
Every officer, civilian and military, has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, not the demands or orders of the chain of command in defiance of the Constitution. When the chain of command defies the oath it becomes the duty of the soldier to defy the chain of command, not abandon their post and seek to overthrow those officers from outside. Does it make sense to abandon your arms and ammunition, retreat from your position of strength, and then confront the enemy? No, it is your duty to use the material at your disposal to oppose the enemy wherever he may be found and destroy his ability to destroy the republic.
Failure to fulfill their obligation could 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.
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. 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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