There is a common misconception amongst the liberal elite these days, one that leads them to believe that marriage is some hallowed right of man that cannot be denied, and that a woman’s right to her body trumps the human right of the life that grows in her womb. There is a reason our founders established a bill of rights and not a bill of privileges. A right is something that cannot be taken, lest you do something stupid that leads to incarceration and a felony record. Or then again you could do something noble and enlist in the armed forces to defend this great country and likewise have your rights taken. That’s right, I said “taken”. I remember while in the service being censured as to what we could and could not say regarding our chain-of-command, specifically the President. If you need more evidence to support this claim just check out what happened to Gen. Stanley Mcchrystal. Gen. Mcchrystal was perhaps one of the finest General Officers on the battlefield, it could even be argued that aside from Gen. Petraeus, he was the best man for the job when it came to battling the insurgency. However, because this once esteemed General chose to exercise his right to free speech in the presence of a rolling stones reporter (who then went on to make public what was said in private) he was forced to retire. Way to look after the troops Mr. President. Take the best man for the job and send him home in disgrace because he tarnished your egotistical reputation. Sounds more like Hitler’s regime to me, then the leader of the free world’s. If anyone has been a disgrace it is you Mr. President.
You would think that as President of the United States you would spend your time and your effort on defending the rights that have existed since our inception, rather than trying to implement and create new one’s. The supreme court will rule on gay marriage in just a short time now and once again (should they rule in favor) a perceived right (gay marriage), will be pitted against a right that has been one of the foundational rights of our nation; the right to religious freedom, and the free exercise thereof.
So the question is, does the constitution matter, does the bill of rights matter? If not, then tell me why it is that as a soldier you take an oath to defend the very thing that apparently no longer matters?
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
If then, our founding documents do matter, as a soldier do you not have a duty based on the above quoted oath to protect and defend said documents, even if they are threatened from within, as it states “all enemies, foreign and domestic“. I know the dilemma, the oath also states that you will obey the orders of the president and all those officers appointed over you. However, this is not really a dilemma at all, you see the subject of the oath is the constitution. Therefore anything that comes after must be in relation to the subject. We can assume then that when the president gives an order we are to follow that order unless it disagrees with the founding documents. At which point, if he refuses to retract that order, he now becomes a threat to the very thing that we have sworn protect. What is a soldier’s duty in this case?
Mr. President you have a duty as well, and it likewise is summed up in the oath you have taken.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Rather than to defend these documents you have spent the better part of 6 years attacking them. To top matters off, I read the headlines today and guess what, Ramadi has fallen. How many troops spilled their blood on that hallowed ground in order to give the Iraqis a shot at the same future they themselves would ultimately be denied. Against, the advice of your most senior military advisors you withdrew our presence there, well before the Iraqi military or police were trained and able to handle security operations themselves. Now Isis is in control and you have limited the amount of air power available to combat this enemy. What a disgrace, you are!
Your only job was to protect this country, that’s it, instead you have made it a far more dangerous place to live. Of course, we should have never expected anything more from you. The truth is, you don’t even have the resolve in the face of a little political pressure to protect the life of an unborn child. Instead of chanting Drill, Drill, Drill, you and your cohorts are a bunch of bloodthirsty savages feeding on the lives of the unborn and chanting kill, kill, kill. How could we ever have expected you to protect our country?