I mean no disrespect to honorable veterans and members of the Armed Forces of the United States but I have no respect for oath-breakers… nor does the God I worship.
The Constitution is under the most intense attack in the history of the republic and every damn one of you is sworn to defend it. Your oath is to the Constitution, not the President, Congress, the Court or any subdivision thereof, the Constitution! If you don’t agree with that, you shouldn’t have taken the oath. The constitutional full time military in the United States is the Navy and Marines who are charged with protecting American shipping and defending our shores against attack. The standing Army that now exists is long past its expiration date for being marshaled under Federal control… something that changed after the Civil War under so-called emergency powers.
The Army consists of the select Militias of the Several States when called up by Congress due to invasion or insurrection. It was never intended nor authorized to be a force for conquest and subjugation, only to serve the function of defending the Republic. A Declaration of War is necessary to sustain a standing army and appropriating funds for one is allowed for a period of two years, at which time it is necessary for Congress to determine if hostilities with the declared enemy is still ongoing and necessary before funding for another two years. Cessation of hostilities with a declared enemy should begin an immediate stand down of the Militias back to their state functions and return the lawful President back to the role of Executive Officer. A President is only Commander-in-Chief during a declared war and not during times of peace. The President’s job is to execute the laws passed by Congress and other official non-martial duties during his term as President.
Service in the military wasn’t intended to be a means of receiving benefits or money for school; in my opinion it should have never been necessary to bribe the people to serve anyway, defense of the Republic is the duty of the people within it. I think it belittled the obligation when such things had to be dangled before our people in order to get them to serve! Nor was our military intended to become a mercenary force for the UN or the international community; it was defined as a means to defend the republic from foreign invasion and insurrection, nothing else.
In my opinion, today’s entitlement mentality of the armed forces is a corruption of the spirit that created this republic. Look at the example of Washington’s army, crossing the Delaware River, choked with ice during a howling storm. Consisting of men, most of who were forced to wrap their feet in rags and burlap because Congress failed to provide them with boots. From Valley Forge to Trenton, New Jersey, there was a trail of blood left by men determined to win their liberty. There was no pension awaiting those men, they left their farms and trades, wives and children, and risked everything to secure for themselves and their posterity what we are throwing away today!
The oath means something profound and sacred; it is a vow to God and the American people, not the international community. If that oath has changed and our troops no longer swear allegiance to the Constitution and our recruits willingly swear such an oath, those recruits are going to find themselves in the sights of American patriots on the day of battle.
There has never been a time in the history of the republic where adherence to that oath is more important. The failure of our military at this time is the greatest betrayal of honor and duty in the annals of history; by that betrayal, it is consigning all of our people including the members of their own family, to perpetual servitude and dependency.
For many of us who value our oaths we will not be here to see the fall of the republic because we will fall in her defense; death before dishonor!
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