Thoughts of an Old Soldier:
Like these young people featured in the picture above, I swore an oath once. It, like their’s, includes the phrase: “protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.” My Oath includes no expiration date. At least not to my knowledge and I didn’t hear one in theirs. Near as I can tell, I am never free of the obligation I swore. That reality has prompted reading the US Constitution. After all, I swore an oath of allegiance to it. I have read it dozens of times. You might say I’ve studied the document. Sometimes I carry a copy in my pocket.
My study involves thought and dictionary and encyclopedias and other sources of research material. I chose what to read and determined what I believe on my own. I used only the power of my own intellect. Without the aid of a liberal Harvard or UC Berkely professor to tell me how, why, and what to think. They base the truth of their understandings on wishes and mountains of case law. Case Law is a record of the attacks they’ve mounted or inspired on the law of the land. Often with the intention to alter the meaning and intent of the plain English words organized in the document known as US Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Those professors and legal minds suggest the rubes we call the founding fathers did not really know what they were trying to say and they said it so long ago who could really apply such concepts to the world today. They argue that words don’t mean what they clearly, and obviously mean. These legal magicians work their magic of persuasion on the Courts. Fortunately for those opinions, the courts are presided over by their fellow, though more Elite, like minded magical legal minds. Together they argue and debate – aka conspire – against or ‘for’ the US Constitution.
Finally, they reach an agreement. A new understanding. A more agreeable way of comprehending the – living breathing US Constitution. The truth is re-determined and deemed legal. Sadly, their magic only works against the “traditional” conceptions of truth and the written words. No persuasion will ever get the originally intended intent to be original enough to again have influence. The original intent is dead. Now it’s case law. Legal trickery and manipulative debate practiced and rehearsed to become convincingly persuasive, by future magicians, in the MOOT courts of America’s most prestigious learning institutions.
Don’t believe it?
Visit Harvard Law Schools youtube page. Watch a few hours of MOOT court, where these magicians practice, improve, inspire, and test their magic legal wordsmithing skills. You won’t find this per say but close enough. Student Lawyer: Your Honor, 174 years ago the court ruled it was improper… and again in New Hampshire v Truth …. and finally, as recently as 1931 The court ruled… And that is why Mr. Jones has every right to get away with this crime. Judge: Good argument but not quite good enough to usurp the US Constitution, how do I get around the “make no law” clause. Maybe adding this or this, or maybe that; your argument would be strong enough to convince me? Look into that and come back and try again later.
Case Law is destroying truth and the US Constitution.
That bothersome phrase in the first amendment of the US Constitution; something to the effect of, “Congress shall make no law.” They’ve successfully argued it’s illegal to pray a Christian prayer in the classroom – saying the state can’t force prayer, it interferes with the public education, and is grossly unfair to those non-religious students forced to witness it. It’s been ruled proper and constitutional to outlaw such behavior. Educated Harvard type Lawyer’s then comprehended, “Make No Law” to read “make more and many laws.” They’ve convinced themselves and some of us also believed them. And then they went back to court and successfully argued – public classrooms must allow Muslim students time to pray every couple hours. Claiming such a law or mandate protects religious freedom.
They’ve convinced themselves forcing one group to remain silent is legal and righteous while simultaneously protecting another group’s right to freely exercise the banned behavior of the first group – religious prayer in public classrooms. And people believe them.
But is the true meaning of the freedom described in the first amendment; You people can but you people can’t? Certainly, a reader will point out to me how wrong my understanding is. To them a reminder.
I have already explained I could not afford your liberal educational indoctrination. My opinions are based on the schooling America used to afford its young people. Along with headlines and arguments held in public civil discourse, thousands of magazines articles, newspapers reports, 100’s of books, review of endless legislations, and other materials read or viewed or a 50 year lifetime. In essence, the experience of a life lived, reveals my understanding. I may yet remain ignorant, but I am not stupid.
I have not been brainwashed or indoctrinated again, since leaving the US Army. That is probably why I still love and believe in America, my country. The home of the free and the brave. A heads up to the Educational elites, Progressives, Liberals, Democrat, RINO’s, Republicans, Islamists, Jihadists, Anarchists, Communists, Socialist, Fascists, Racist’s and Nazis trying to further squash America’s freedoms. You may not expect to see more bravery in the land of the Free – but quite likely more bravery will soon be visible in the public arena.
Seeing & hearing stuff like the rantings of LaRaza, BAMN, Antifa, and the Islamic Sharia preachings of Linda Sarsour and her ilk it’s clear to me. There are enemies within the USA borders. The Media and government say that thought makes me a racist and anti-religious freedom. That there’s a lot of bullshit.
I’m old fat and out of shape but the blood of a once young combat medic turned drive on airborne infantryman leading the way with death from above; still, pumps through my aging heart. Ever since I stepped through the door and swore that oath.
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).
You tell me when does it expire? I don’t think it does.
And that’s a serious problem for me today, in the Summer of 2017. America, our Constitution, and way of life are under attack from enemies within. Those enemies have existed for years and I stayed semi-silent hoping our leaders who correct the problems. Now it’s clear, they’ve infiltrated our government and bureaucracies at every level. No one I know wants bloodshed or civil war. But voting hasn’t changed things, nor has letters, emails, or phone calls to those elected representatives of “we the people.” The campaign of words and meme’s on social media is of no help at all. In fact, social media only fuels our divisions.
Please, someone, tell me what more can be done to avoid an inevitable clash?
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