I believe that our first duty as a member of the military service is to defend our Constitution. Now having made that statement would this defense of our Constitution include defending it from our own government? I ask this because I see our personal freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights slowly being stripped away. To me this can only be construed as an attack on that which we swore an oath to defend. What do the rest of you have to say about this?
Posted >1 y ago
Charles, when I joined the Army I took an oath before God that I would support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic and that oath has never expired. I too am very concerned with the disregard by our leadership of the Constitution they all swore to uphold and defend. Many in my opinion have violated that oath, including the POTUS and currently the Senate majority leader is pushing a bill to curtail our right to free speech. The Founders, especially Thomas Jefferson said we have the right as patriots, to use whatever means necessary to protect the republic from a tyrannical government. I will not fire the first shot, but if fired upon by this government, I will uphold my oath.
Yes it means just that. But those in active military must remember that the rules are different for you than us vets. Many death penalty offenses can be committed by defending the constitution while in active duty status. But you will be asked to fire upon US civilians, be assertive. Do not fire upon civilians unless you are fired upon.
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