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Remember October 10th, 1995 - Army spc Michael New - An American Patriot!

Tomorrow marks the 17th Anniversary of Army spc Michael New's Act of Patriotism!!

One Soldier's Story -- Every Soldier's Nightmare: When orders conflict with the Oath of Allegiance.

The story of Army Spc. Michael New is a story that should inspire every American to take notice of the times and impending changes that are taking place in our political and economic climate; changes that threaten the very fabric of our American society.

Meet Michael New. In February of 1993, 20 year old Michael New enlisted in the United States Army and took an oath to defend the constitution of the United States. His Army Recruiter, in Conroe, Texas, never mentioned UN command, foreign officers, or wearing the UN uniform; instead he was told he was signing up for the US military.

Michael was and is just like every other young man with hopes and dreams of the future. He never dreamed at the young age of 23 his name would be mentioned in the halls of congress and all the way to the White House and Office of the President of the United States himself.

What happened that would make this shy young man the focus of news stories around the Nation and aboard? 21 August 1995 Michael is informed that his unit will be required to wear a blue UN helmet, or beret and a UN armband or patch. Michael was told the order to wear the UN uniform was lawful because,"The President says so, therefore it is." But nobody provided a legitimate, legal or rational basis for the order. Eventually, a battalion briefing about the deployment offered the justification that, "We wear the U.N. uniform because it looks fabulous."

10 October 1995, the day his unit was supposed to be in formation in the U.N. uniforms, Michael showed up in his regulation U.S. Army uniform." However, some 549 U.S. Army soldiers did show up in formation, wearing a United Nations emblem on their baby-blue caps and U.N. patches on their right shoulders! Michael was immediately removed from the parade ground, where he was informed that he would be facing a court-martial. He was read his rights. And this began the chain of events that continues sending shock waves around the country and the world.

Since that time Michael received a Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD) from the Military, in January 1996, and has begun a life as a private citizen. But that was not the end; it was only the beginning, as the case continues to this day. There have been briefs and counter briefs, appeals and appeals of the appeals. As the case slowly makes its way through the courts, Michael New will not back down. And he has the United States government in something of a quandary. If they let him off, then they'll have to let anyone off who refuses to serve the United Nations. If they hammer him, they have to admit in public that Americans are no longer free to serve their own country exclusively - an admission they do not want to make. No doubt, if he had it to do over again, Michael New would do the same thing. But the Army would also no doubt give him the transfer he requested in the first place.

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Thanks to ALL!!

Thanks to all DP'ers who posted comments and support for Army Spc. Michael New! Thank you Michael for your genuine patriotism!!

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Today Rand posted this story

Today Rand posted this story on his FB, makes me wonder if he checks out this site. We were just posting on here yesterday primarily about it....

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

I Saw an Ad For the Navy

On TV (which I rarely watch) that ended by calling the Navy "A global force" the other day. Made me sick.


Yes remember

it well been a John Bircher since I was 16 now 54.

When freedom is at stake, silence is not golden – it is yellow- Tom Anderson writer patriot. 1910-2001

"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

thanks for this story! I don't recall this event...

just found Michael's facebook page too!


thanks for pointing this out!!


Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

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On his site the last updates

On his site the last updates are from 2007, does anyone live there and know what ended up happening??

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Mike New Updates

You can contact his Dad via the website with the Contact button.

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Civil disobedience

at it's finest!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

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Incredible! I have never

Incredible! I have never heard of this! big bump

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

For Michael New...Show your Support!

Many Americans are not aware of Michael New because the media suppressed it. Please e-mail all you know and share his story!


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Michael New Day!! Support Michael New!!

Support Michael New on the anniversary of his refusal to wear a U.N. uniform, October 10, 1995. You can pick up the video, books, yard signs, etc. with your support.



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Look under the Marine Corps.

Lt. Col. Oliver North supports him, unless it is another one ?


When honor is no longer a stranger

to our armed services, we will renew our commitment to its CAUSE.

As a former soldier, I admire

As a former soldier, I admire the incredible display of courage of that young man. I hope he knows how proud many people are of him.

Michael New

please check out the family's website too:


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I will do that

I will do that

That is a great story!

Thank you for posting that. And thank you to patriot, Michael New!

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May his courage be a spark for others.

Thanks for posting this.

A truly courageous patriot!!!

Tomorrow is Michael New Day!!!

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If we had more like Michael

If we had more like Michael in the military we might be in a much more favoable stance around the world!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

He stood his

convictions in a peaceful, honorable way.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."