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Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by MysterE
I think that the case has no merit. He took an oath to obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over him.
I pray that you are never elected to any office with more responsibility than a dog-catcher.
Originally posted by kozmo
Let us not forget that a standing army is ILLEGAL during times of peace.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by LifeInDeath
There is already precedent for this case. This officer won his case and his deployment orders were revoked. He also lost his private sector job.
Originally posted by phinubian
Ok I got out of the active duty army with an honorable over 20 years ago and to watch this fool makes me sick, I volunteered and took an oath, this idiot does not have any right to somehow try and undermine the overall objectives of the U.S. government, by using some weak never proven excuse about the legally elected individual and now serving in the role of president over some internet fueled Obama birth certificate accusation that has been proven to be untrue, yet it has been kept alive by those who choose to believe that it is indeed undisputed truth.
When you are given an order in the military it does not say to that you question the position or validity of the individual giving you the order based on whether you believe that they are credibly entitled to serve in the role of the superior ranking giving you the order or not, if the individual was promoted by the military you just follow, if the individual happens to be the president that was legally and without question elected to commander in chief you have no basis for your argument to disobey you MUST FOLLOW the order, you only question orders if they are unlawful and you had better have VERY STRONG EVIDENCE that the order given at that time is unlawful or will cause tremendous undo harm to you or possibly soldiers serving under you.
It frightens me to think that there are commissioned officers in the military carrying out such treasonous and seditious acts, he is a weak excuse for an officer and really hope he gets the court martial he deserves because he is unfit to protect me or anyone that understands the role of the armed forces, my belief is that this individual has ZERO backbone, and he cannot keep his own word and solemn oath to the United States of America it completely undermines the military doctrine and overall mission at hand.
[edit on 31-3-2010 by phinubian]
He was perfectly willing to follow those superiors in collecting his monthly paycheck but it suddenly became too much for his principles when he was ordered to war. What a hypocritical coward.
Originally posted by expat2368
reply to post by seagull
He swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. When anyone who takes that oath has reason to believe their superiors are either illegal or giving illegal orders they are honor bound to do exactly what the Lt Col. is doing.
Originally posted by ed.division15
I salute your bravery in this matter. However, what is the difference between being deployed to Afghanistan or where you are currently deployed? If you truly believe that the orders of the commander and chief are illegitimate why have you manned your post for the past 13 months? I would just like to see any officer or noncom that takes this stand be consistent and take this stand regardless of where they are deployed, to take this stand only when deployed to a war zone reduces your credibility.
reply to post by TrueAmerican