posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 05:01 PM
Originally posted by DaTroof
Good thing Green Berets don't make or interpret the laws.
If they fail to enforce the law, they are susceptible to dishonorable discharge.
Before you take an Oath, know what it says.
God I wish we did…at least I’d trust the men with whom I’ve served before some shyster lawyer from Chicago…it’s like a bad joke in the White
As a retired SF Officer; I have never really doubted the side the community would choose during any attempt at tyranny. The motto is De Oppreso Liber
(to free the oppressed). I never joined the Oathkeepers when I was on active duty because that would be the first place they would look to begin a
purge ala Stalin. They don't teach us how to infiltrate and survive to be stupid. The best way to prevent something like that will be from the
inside...won't do to get purged. You'll be out of the loop and not see it coming.
Most of the people who signed that are Retirees or people no longer on active duty. Some of the more adventurous, either near retirement, the single
or those whose kids are at the age of majority with little to lose for making a statement might have signed it.
Regarding risking dishonorable discharge and following orders.
All Army Officers take an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.
In view of that oath Officers are expected and required to weigh all orders against the Constitution as a matter of duty.
It is enlisted Soldiers who take an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic as well as to obey the orders
of the Officers appointed over them and the orders of the POTUS.
It is every Officer's duty to question his orders through the prism of the Constitution and legality under the UCMJ.
That is why every Officer in Command of unit has either access to (Company Grade) or if it’s a Field Grade command he has a lawyer on his personal
staff - the higher the level the more ambiguous the orders and the more legal staff one has to tackle the issues. The most important part of the
Deliberate Military Decision Making Process is to test the legality of the plan/order. Whole staffs of people do nothing but that. In the end it is
the Officers decision and his alone to either comply or reject the order as unlawful. Understanding the risk if you are wrong is very high.
edit on 30/1/2013 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)