Posted: January 21st, 2010 by Militant Libertarian
“You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions: you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing. ~George Sand”
Though I certainly do pray for them, I simply can’t and won’t “support” the American soldiers mission fighting in the middle east anymore than I would support an abortion doctor. The fact remains that both the American soldier and the abortion doctor have abandoned their oaths.
The abortion doctor like all doctors have taken the Hippocratic oath, which emphatically states that they are to protect life at all costs. Instead they use their skills as a physician to murder.
I SWEAR…I WILL FOLLOW that method of treatment which according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patient and abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous. I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life.
WHILE I CONTINUE to keep this Oath unviolated may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art and science of medicine with the blessing of the Almighty and respected by my peers and society, but should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.
The same can be said about the American soldier, all have taken a oath to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Whether on the front-lines or in a support role the fact remains that anyone serving in the armed forces without complaint and conscientious objection are in violation of their oath. You can not currently be serving in the armed forces and support the Constitution for two fold reasons.
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.
Reason One: The overt wars in Afghanistan, and Iraq and also the covert wars in Pakistan, Iran, Yemen and Somalia are totally undeclared and therefore unconstitutional and illegal like Rep. Ron Paul laid out in the build up to war in 2002.
The Constitution states that no one other than the Congress can declare war, yet billions of dollars of tax payer money and bodies are continually being fed to these undeclared and out right unconstitutional wars.
Every bullet fired, town burned, tank destroyed, and insurgent killed is in all reality a death to the Constitution itself, irregardless of whether or not we are fighting a real enemy threat. The true causality is the one of our republic and those who continue to fund or serve unthinkingly in the war on terror is its killer.
Reason Two: The phrase, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” is rendered entirely useless in the life of the American solider as long as they continue to serve under those who operate in total disdain for our countries founding document. The real enemy is anyone who dares to circumvent the rule of law, and those who allow such things are party to the heinous crime of treason against these United States.
Thus by not disobeying unconstitutional orders, they have also abandoned their oath to serve and protect the Constitution.
So let’s not delude ourselves into believing we must “support the troops”, to do so is to disregard the Constitution itself. A hundred Al-Qaeda suicide bombers armed with suitcase nukes couldn’t so thoroughly wipe out this republic as those in office and our armed services can, who fail to uphold and protect the document that gives us those freedoms.
Instead let’s be plain when talking about these wars and our fighting men and women. What they really are is mercenaries, fighting for the promise of scholarships once out of the military. They have un-wittingly be duped into believing they are fighting for freedom when they are most assuredly fighting against every enshrined principle we hold dear by failing to uphold the Constitution and rule of law.
The few who have gone against direct orders to deploy on the corporate battle field are the ones that deserve our respect and support, for they are the true embodiment of what it means to self sacrifice for their country and our freedoms. By standing up against the lawlessness and despotism they have demonstrated to all of us the real price of what it means to live and perhaps die as free men and women.
The true battlefield for our freedoms, resides in the boardrooms of the military industrial complex, the switching hubs of AT&T’s spy unit, the committees and floor of the congress, the pen of the chief executive and now in the airports as we all line up to get our naked bodies scanned when we travel.
The middle east sideshow has no honor, and has done more to destroy liberty than preserve it, if you truly wish to support our troops then support the Constitution and encourage our service men and women to do the same.