A Commissioned Infantry Officer's Feelings on the 4th of JulySubmitted by platoonleader on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:43
I just thought about it, and this is what I would like to share with the Daily Paul crowd on the 4th. This was my Facebook status update:
I can't help but be pissed today. We are suppose to celebrate Independence Day. Not Dependence Day. Although THAT, would be much more accurate. I know I signed and swore two oaths. Both to the Constitution. I didn't swear to defend and uphold this B.S. nanny state. I know that much. My enlisted oath was to the Constitution but mentioned obeying orders from the President. My commissioned oath mentions ONLY the Constitution. But if you want to know the oath I relate to best...Read this, the Continental Congress' commissioned oath:
"I _____, do acknowledge the Thirteen United States of America, namely, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, independent, and sovereign states, and declare, that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to George the third, king of Great Britain; and I renounce, refuse and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him; and I do swear that I will, to the utmost of my power, support, maintain, and defend the said United States against the said king, George the third, and his heirs and successors, and his and their abettors, assistants and adherents; and will serve the said United States in the office of _____, which I now hold, and in any other office which I may hereafter hold by their appointment, or under their authority, with fidelity and honour, and according to the best of my skill and understanding. So help me God."
This was not in that status update, but I want to ask...
Today, I hope all soldiers, all marines, all troops, read this and ask themselves who they swear allegiance to. Do they now swear allegiance to modern day king? The Commander-in-Thief? Or do they swear allegiance to the Constitution?
If they do uphold their oaths to that now frail document, then let's celebrate that they are awake. Let's celebrate our efforts to BECOME independent. The sad fact that we all know...we are not independent. But let's celebrate that there are people, like you and me out there that want to fix this broken, dependent country on this Dependence Day.
Have a Solemn Fourth,