Today I want to dissect the meaning of the US Military Oath of Enlistment and how people lose sight of it. I also wanted to introduce the oathkeepers.org organization and their Molon Labe Oath.
Most of us look up to the men and women in the military. Why is this? Because they took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies. They swore to do this, knowing what it may mean for their personal health, liberty, and life. Some people never see action, and never do anything considered dangerous, but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t. They take an oath and believe in it. The oath for enlisted is this:
“I, _____, 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).
Let’s dissect this a bit. They defend, wholeheartedly believe in, and pledge allegiance to a piece of paper. It’s not the piece of paper in this oath, it is the constitutional principals written on it. Now the Oath also says that they will follow the orders of pretty much every “boss” in the military. It doesn’t say that they will only follow constitutional orders, yet the very first line of the oath covers this, however. And MANY Court Marshalls and Captain’s Masts have created enough to fall back on this.
So, most believe in what they swore, and would stand up for the weak upon the time they swore in, but over the years of militant leadership, they lose sight of this a bit. It is a product of the environment where, if you don’t listen to your commanding officer, who probably has more information than you, you may end up dead.
When people are discharged, they tend to forget what it was like a little. They also tend to never again think of the oath that they took the day they swore in.
Stewart Rhodes knew these facts and wanted to ensure that our greatest asset was not lost along the wayside. He founded an organization that is militant in vision, made of current, retired, and ex-military and armed guard, and the name of it is OathKeepers. You can find them at http://oathkeepers.org.
They have also included a way for civilian citizens to pledge and join.
The General “Molon Labe Pledge” is this:
We will never disarm. We will never surrender our military pattern, semi-automatic rifles and the full capacity magazines, parts, and ammunition that go with them. The fundamental purpose of the Second Amendment is to preserve the military power of We the People so we will have effective means to resist tyranny. Regardless of what unholy, unconstitutional filth issues from the mouths of oath breakers in “Mordor on the Potomac” our answer is MOLON LABE.
I know that this particular pledge is just the 2nd amendment, but it is a goal of the Oathkeepers to keep power in the hands the citizens, not in the hands of tyrannical, selfish, mafia-like, political families.
I know this post was all over the place, like I was just writing random thoughts, but this is what I am getting at:
I want everyone that reads my blog, or listens to The Prepper Podcast, my survival podcast, to go over to Oathkeepers, and read the pledge. If you agree with it, which you should!, then sign it. If you see it as a freat organization with an honorable goal, consider donating to them or joining them.
Don’t worry about being on a list! If we continue to be afraid of big brother, we will ensure our own loss. I want us to be bold, just like our fathers were that founded this place. We have to stand up for ourselves.
Not to be insensitive, but Nazi Germany was successful because the people were afraid. There may have been a few fighters, but in general, people were terrified and rendered helpless. Don’t let that happen here. (I am not talking about concentration camps, I am talking about tyranny.)
Be a voice, be brave, be bold. There are many civil ways of fighting back today.
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