Oaths Are Meaningless
by Roger Young: Personal
Secession – Reactions and Suggestions
the US military often point to the oaths
they take upon enlistment as proof they will never violate the rights
of Americans. They insist they are committed toward "defending"
the Piece of Paper (also known as the US Constitution) and thereby
also defend the individual rights that this document claims to protect.
But is it wise for the free individual to rely on such an oath being
War II, the US military has participated in numerous illegal, unconstitutional
wars. The pace of participating in such actions seems to grow by
the year. It has almost become difficult to keep up with them all.
When considering such actions, I begin to question just when are
these individuals going to begin keeping their oath? I have
yet to see any mass resistance by members of the military against
any of these illegal actions. I have read numerous accounts
that such mass resistance will finally occur when soldiers are ordered
to confiscate the weapons of, and/or fire upon, their own people.
But why should I believe such an assertion? Members of the military,
with very few exceptions, have followed all orders to fire
upon, kidnap, and confiscate weapons from civilians in other countries
all over the world. Is it that much more of a challenge for them
to also execute
such action against people in their own country?
How can the
US Military "defend" the Piece of Paper while at the same
time murdering foreigners in illegal wars of empire, thereby
violating the restrictions contained in that very Piece
of Paper? They have admittedly participated in criminal acts. Therefore,
they are criminals. Why should I believe unrepentant criminals?
The US military
claims to defend individual liberty. But how can one who willingly
lives as a military slave have any appreciation of liberty?
I assure you, people willing to kill on command lack any conscience
about violating someone’s liberty. Why should I be willing
to believe, when given the order to kidnap or kill me, they will
ignore this order?
the following truths:
wear the uniform of the regime.
work for the regime.
are paid by the regime.
follow the orders of the regime.
actively protect the regime.
I trust them? Given these truths, why I should I be assured that
they have my best interests in mind just because a collection of
words called an "oath" have passed out of their mouths?
And just who
do they give this oath to? They, of course, give it to the
corporate entity known as the United States of America- a political
organism. It is not directed toward me, a human organism. Nowhere
in this oath does it mention obeying orders from me or "officers
appointed" by me.
Oaths are merely
words that disappear into the vapor. They are meaningless unless
backed by action. One such action would be to truly defend
this Piece of Paper against "all enemies foreign and domestic"
by ignoring the non-existent "foreign" enemies and concentrating
on the "domestic" variety. May I suggest a
mass, peaceful resistance or petitioning directed at those who
initiate such threats.
would be ecstatic if they all chose a less drastic, but no less
courageous, form of action. If they really want to keep their "oath,"
they should immediately begin resigning in droves, deserting,
or seeking conscientious objector status.
of my life and liberties can never come from the same institution
that directly threatens my life and liberty. You don’t protect
yourself, your countrymen, and your families from the mafia by becoming
part of the mafia. You first free yourself from the system entirely.
of the US military truly want to impress upon me their dedication
and devotion toward protecting my life and liberty they need to
forget about any sacred pledges and concentrate on action. Complete
disengagement, by whatever means from the US Death Machine, will
more successfully convey that dedication than a book full of oaths.
Young [send him mail]
is a freelance
photographer in US-occupied Texas and has a
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