March 31, 2009
I find these letters from active duty servicemen important and insightful. I wonder why it is they should have to think about something like this when they already have plenty to worry about – like the safety of their life and limbs and sanity.
What type of Commander in Chief could do this to them? And how can he possibly look them in the eye? That is a special type of evil. Especially when he went to Camp Lejeune to speak about ending Iraq and didn’t even have the human decency – the simple decency of an American – to be present for the prayer or the singing of the National Anthem. That says a great, great deal about who barry is – and even more about who he isn’t – he is not an honorable man. And he disrespected the most honorable Americans there are. I have had enough of his filthiness.
From Orly Taitz’s site – Defend Our Freedoms.
An open letter from an active duty Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Where barry visited on Feb 27th.
I, (name), 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.
On September 26th, 2005, I swore an oath as part of my willingness to serve this country, during a wartime environment as well. I never once saw Iraq or Afghanistan, because of surgeries that left me in considerable pain. That is neither here, nor there.
I am an active duty Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. I never once forgot my oath, and every day when I boot up my computer, it plays the national anthem, as well as the Marines’ Hymn. I am moved by these two things, as well as a love for the country that I was born in, and grew up in. I remember in my high school I excelled in American history, as well as world history. I can’t remember who said it, but I remember hearing something along these lines: “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.”
What we are seeing is another attempt at a socialist nation that could, if pulled off right, rival the Soviet Union. There’s a problem, though. This isn’t a socialist nation in the least. This nation was founded on the belief that you earn what you work for. I have gone days where I work fifteen hours. I’ve worked twenty-four hours before, sometimes thirty-six. I don’t have the luxury of calling in sick the next day. I have to do what I am told, when I am told.
Every enlisted member of the military should be aware and remember that their allegiance is first and foremost to the piece of paper that created this country, and is the law of the land. The Constitution is what we swore to uphold and defend, and if elected officials are unwilling to do so, then the military must be ready to side with the people of this country. Remember your oath, both enlisted and officer. We are here for the people, to defend them from oppression and tyranny. That is your job, and your duty.