Thursday, October 20, 2011

General MacArthur-US Military to Defend Constitution

"I find in existence a ...dangerous concept that the members of the armed forces owe their primary allegiance and loyalty to those who temporarily exercise the authority of the executive branch of the Government,rather than to the country and its Constitution they are sworn to defend. No proposition could be more dangerous."
General Douglas MacArthur, 1951 --
Remember - Gen.Mac Arthur handled the occupation of our former enemy-Japan- and asked the US to '...send Bibles...' The powers that be sent our best business ...and technological minds instead ...
He felt that the Executive branch (Truman-FDR et al ) was becoming more and more powerful (now we have un-declared 'wars) and usurping Constitutional mandates..

I-Carol-CS- worry that our BEST(Officers and Enlisted) are being taught - incorrectly- that they owe allegiance to the President and not to the CONSTITUTION!!!
Oath of Enlistment
I, (NAME), 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.


Officers Oath
I, [name], 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; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God..
Notice-the Enlisted oath includes -President- the Officer Oath does NOT...
Enlisted are under the command of the Officers-thus - Mac Arthur was right on...

West Point Memorial of General MacArthur:
MacArthur Statue at West Point April2010.jpg

4 comments:

Leticia said...

Yes, when they take their oaths this is what they say:

I, (NAME), 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.

They don't really have a choice but to follow the Commander and Chief.

Kid said...

If the military isn't with us, if and when the time should come, then there's no chance. This ain't libya.

christian soldier said...

L-you have quoted the enlisted oath-the officers are in charge of the enlisted....Officers Oath
is a bit different- President of the US is not included...
I, [name], 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; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God

christian soldier said...

K-it is my hope that groups such as the Oath Keepers are becoming strong-that those who serve and have served will be reminded of their oaths...