“I Will Support And Defend The Constitution…” (Why The “Oath” Is Important)

Posted: May 1, 2015 in Articles, Constitution, Founding Fathers, Freedom, government, Liberty, Politics, Religion
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I, Ron “Big Black” Garrett. do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

This is the oath of enlistment that I and ALL of those of us enlisted take/took upon entering military service.

Please take note that BEFORE we will “obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me”, that we “swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

I have a natural distrust of “government” (we all should AND that is Constitutional as well AND it is what we got away from when we rebelled and separated from the British Empire)…A distrust that only got stronger as I joined the Army and realized that if someone gained too much political power AND the people in our nation fell “asleep” politically that the “force” that our military was that was supposed to be for our country’s protection could be turned against and used for evil against the very citizens that it was created to protect and defend.

However, as I continued to serve I noticed something special…Soldiers are NOT robots and many like myself took our oath seriously and literally and would NEVER follow a lawful order given by a president, congress, or officers who wanted to “take over”.

I’m sure that there would be some in our ranks who also thirst for power that would follow illegal orders under some false justification of a “greater good” BUT I assure you that in our current military AND ESPECIALLY among the vast numbers of those who are veterans that SHOULD our government go completely rogue (it’s trying and has been trying for 50 years now) that there are enough true patriots with enough tactical knowledge and bravado to utilize our Constitutional right to not only confront but if need be restore the government back to its rightful owners…”We the people”.

I wrote this today because of the numbers of rumors that are going around about a possible military takeover of some of our states and possible internment of our citizens that have spiked due to “Jade Helm” and other military exercise.

These are on my radar but the information that I can garner is that they are more in line with training for foreign combat zones utilizing cities that are in our country that have topographical properties that resemble said foreign combat zones.

Now having said that, we ALL should remain vigilant against ALL threats foreign and DOMESTIC to include our own government which does NOT make you or me unpatriotic but even moreover a better patriot because it is EVERY American citizens duty.

This is why I abhor the fact that so many non-citizens are being allowed and even encouraged by our current government (and past ones too…don’t get it “twisted”) to participate in Constitutional activities that should be reserved for citizens only because they could be foreign operatives (many are BTW) whose very reason for coming into our country is to destabilize it so that we can be either attacked from within, more easily attacked from abroad, OR “both”.

THIS is why the oath is so important and I implore every veteran, government employee (former and current), public officials (both former and current), AND ESPECIALLY every citizen to reassess their commitment to our Constitution and our nation so that the communistic influences that have invaded every level of our government can be thwarted because it is only the tenants of said Constitutional and its continual application of it by true patriots that is the only thing that is allowing the citizens of these United States of America to be and remain free.

Lastly, know that I as well as many of my brothers and sisters who often monitor the “going’s on” of our nation yet remain silent until we are needed have your back and will NOT allow our government to impose un-Constitutional martial laws or other violations that will take away the very freedoms that we have defended with our service to an often ever-growing ungrateful nation.

Again, we must remain vigilant yet we must also not allow every conspiracy theory to turn us into reactionist’s who jump into action every time we see something that we don’t fully understand. Let’s resolve to “keep’em honest” by guarding the watchtower from within and without and hold ALL who serve in our government to the laws and standards of that great, God sent document that is the Constitution of the United States of America.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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