National Call to Battle Series – “To Secure the Nation”

By Paul E Vallely

As the Declaration of Independence states:

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

We started the National Call to Action series early in 2011 to alert America of the dangers facing the Nation and that immediate action needed to be taken by our elected leadership. This has failed to occur and now we know now that we are in a Battle to save the country before much more aggravated pain is afflicted on the society. The arrogance of power and incompetence in Washington has generated widespread dissent across America. From our research and analysis at Stand Up America, we have found that the following are the greatest threats to America and must be dealt with immediately to save the Nation and the Republic.

  • Dysfunctional, corrupt and inept government
  • Financial Crisis/Collapse
  • Inability to develop and execute a viable US “forward strategy”
  • US Borders, particularly, the Southern Border
  • Rogue nations like Iran and North Korea
  • Islamists/Enablers of Radical Islam
  • The Progressive Socialist Media
  • Russia and China as enablers against America
  • Globalism and multi-culturists, New World Order zealots
  • Afghanistan/Pakistan Region
  • United Nations and their subversives
  • Cultural decline

All these take on different degrees of severity and threat to America’s well-being.

Each member of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate and even the President of the United States placed their hands on the Bible, raised their hands to swear on their sacred honor to protect, defend and serve the people of the United States. Sadly, we see them in violation of their oaths and their responsibilities. We should see a massive resignation demand on the steps of the capital and the call for the Impeachment and arrest of Barack Obama and others. We should be seeing them groveling before those who instilled their faith and trust in them by electing them to public service. Most have violated the Constitution of the United and many are guilty of treason. Fraud and corruption are rampant in the use of the peoples’ money.

We the people have had enough of this inept Government, elected officials and appointees. Our political system is broke…all branches appear dysfunctional and unable to solve any problems. Where are leaders with Wisdom, Courage and Common Sense? Have we no “Warriors” anymore. Where are the national security and “policy wonks” as well as our Generals and Admirals to reset the military strategy to deal with today and tomorrow’s threats.

We are on a progressive socialist suicide march. WE, the people have watched the President and his Cabinet, Congress and other bureaucrats defile our founding documents and sacred principles for several years now with no end in sight.

In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was overheard saying to Madison:

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves therefore are its only safe depositories.”

In Lincoln’s 1861 Inaugural address, he issued this warning to his peers:

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world”.

A change in government leadership must be conducted by the People of those elected and appointed political leaders who have violated the Constitution, which states in Article One, Section Five, Clause II “Each House may determine the Rules of its’ Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly behavior, and with the concurrence of a 2/3 vote, expel a member”

The Constitution and the States, however, provide the people the right and authority to do either of the following:

Per the 10th amendment to decide domestic matters within individual states, also grants the right to the state to refuse federal aid and to sever from the Federal Government’s authority entirely or per Article Two, Section Four, “The President, Vice President and ALL CIVIL OFFICERS of the United States shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

The current oath of office was enacted in 1884: The Oaths of Office is administered to:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Supreme Court
  • Congress

“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; 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.”

  • When a young man or woman enlists in one of the armed forces, he or she takes an oath to protect and defend the United States of America.
  • When an officer in any of the armed services raises his hand and takes an oath to protect and defend his or her country, the Officers are expected to keep the vow.
  • When any officer of the court takes an oath to perform their duties it is done with an expectation they will do so.

Why not the same for any member of the United States Government, but especially those that are elected by the people? Each member of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate and even the President of the United States raise their hands and swear on their sacred honor to protect, defend and serve the people of the United States.

BERATING and CONDEMING the United States before the world, overseas and in the United Nation is a flagrant violation of Trust and Honor.

The American people must do their duty to God and Country and use the power of their votes and remove the violators from office. WE need to establish a “Vote Of Confidence” measure. In the event there may be some doubt in certain individuals then for the good and welfare of the country ALL must go. We will start over if we have to! We will seek out those who have a strong desire to see America continue as created and designed by our Founding Fathers.

The majority of American people have lost trust and faith in those they have elected to serve the country because they have abrogated their oaths, given comfort to the enemy both foreign and domestic. The American confidence level of Congress has fallen to 12%. 545 men and women (that includes the President and Vice President as well as Members of the Supreme Court) have sworn to serve the nation. They have willingly taken an oath to protect and serve and defend the people and interests of this great country. Sadly, we see them in violation of their oaths and the moral strength to do what needs to be done.

America, Act Now for our survival as our strong and trusted nation is in great jeopardy. This is our National Call to Battle. This is a battle to save America.

Paul E. Vallely – Major general, US Army (Retired), Chairman of Stand Up America

Staying Alive as a Nation – American Pursuit of Greatness

MG Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret.)

By Paul E. Vallely

From: “The Dragon Lies Bleeding” – Hammerfall

“Ride through the valley in thunder and rain. The battle is raging, redeem this domain. The castle of Eden lies silent above. Darkness surrounded us, away we must go. I look through the eyes of the world. I see there are strangers among us. Awaiting a sign from above. To conquer the power and the glory. Enter the battle, our will to enchain. Bringing us forward, defeating the pain. Into the meeting with swords made of steel. We’re standing together the secret reveals. Come across to the Promised Land. Close your eyes, I will take your hand. Through the river of steel we’ll go. When the dragon lies bleeding.”

The enemies and certain identifiable demagogues of the United States have taken to view our country as a Dragon that must be bled of its power and stature. As the mythology of the dragon goes, you could not slay the dragon with one spear but that it would take many spears into the body of the dragon to slay it and “bleed it to death”. As you look at the world today, our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are sending those spears into the body of the United States. I do not have the opportunity in this writing to discuss the various spears/threats in detail other than to list some of them here:

    • Dysfunctional government and Cultural decline

      “The Dragon Lies Bleeding” – Hammerfall
    • Financial Crisis/Collapse
    • Weak, misguided leadership in Congress, the White House, and in our Courts
    • US Borders, particularly, the Southern Border
    • Islamists/Enablers of Islamists
    • The Progressive Socialist Media
    • Russia and China as enablers against America
    • Globalism and multi-culturists, New World Order zealots
    • United Nations and their subversives
    • Rogue nations like Iran and North Korea

These are the “spears” that must be dealt with by new leadership through common sense, wisdom, knowledge and initiating a revised forward US National Strategy to survive and restore the Republic. The US has always drawn operational plans from strategic doctrine. Currently, the NATION faces unprecedented threats and vulnerabilities. Should we continue America’s near-total reliance upon the logic of deterrence and appeasement, we will be doomed to be bled to death. Continued belief in classical threat-system dynamics could be problematic, even if American planners were to focus on just state sponsors and radical Iranian jihad proxies (like Hezbollah and Hamas). These states, like their surrogates, value particular religious or ideological preferences more highly than their own lives and freedoms.

At the start of the nuclear age, there was the threat of “massive retaliation” and mutual assured destruction (MAD). This gave way to “flexible response” and “nuclear utilization theory” (NUT). Interpenetrating these strategic doctrines, first conceived with reference to the USSR, were fierce debates over enemy targeting options. President Obama and team appear to be clueless to today’s threats and definable threat options. These very sensitive examinations will be divisive, but the pertinent issues concern America’s physical survival.

It is not a simple world, strategic doctrine is always a complex matter, and any improved US plans will have to be creative as well as comprehensive. If, for any reason, Iran is permitted to be the hegemonic (masters of the Middle East Chessboard) and nuclear power of the Middle East, our doctrine will have to identify viable global options. In turn, these options will require enemy perceptions of persuasive American power and of an American willingness to actually use this power.

An example of one major threat and spear: Moscow markets cruise missiles launched from a freight container – Russia’s Club-K Freight Container cruise missile. This relatively cheap, extra-smart, easy-to-use Club-K Container Missile System, which Moscow has put on the open market (Iran is the first acquirer), allows cruise missiles or Shehabs to be concealed in freight containers which can then be launched from a sea platform container ship. I have warned of this “spear” threat for over a year now; with no response from the powers-to-be. It is virtually undetectable by radar until activated. No wonder, Iran and Venezuela were keenly interested when the Club-K was put on the market at the Defense Services Asia exhibition in Malaysia for $15 million.

Western military experts are calling it a “real maritime fear for anyone with a waterfront.” The container-cum-missiles, carried by a ship, fishing vessel or truck can approach a targeted coast, highway, or international railway and strike behind the target’s missile defenses without alerting radar monitors or even surveillance drones and satellites. The capability is able to wipe out an aircraft carrier up to 400 kilometers away. The system’s manufacturer, Novator, is directing its marketing tactics at anyone under threat of military action from the United States. One expert accused the Russians of proliferating ballistic missiles on an unheard-of scale.

At the Malaysian exhibition, the marketing film showed the Club-K being activated from an ordinary truck. The truck pulls up, whereupon the container roof lifts up to reveal cruise missiles ready to fire. The operator then pushes a button and the missiles, which have a range of 350 km, are launched without further preparation.

Club-K Missile delivery system.

Military sources warn that the sale of Club-K cruise missile systems to Iran and their transfer to Hezbollah would give them an edge substantial enough to be a game-changer into the Middle East balance of power and strength. They are capable of surreptitiously approaching any coastline in any region and send missiles flying against American, Western, or Israeli strategic targets before they know they are even under attack.

The missile specialist, Novator, which maintains a manufacturing plant in Yekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains, produces an array of missiles against air, sea, and land targets, including cruise missiles launched from submarines, as well as the advanced S-300 missile interceptor, which Russia contracted to sell Iran.

How should we deter a nuclear Iran, both from launching direct missile attacks, and from dispersing nuclear assets among terrorist proxies? And for Deterrence against Nuclear Terrorism (DANT), how should one power compensate for the absence of “fingerprints,” and for the limits of satellites and radars? This is significant because Ahmadinejad says that soon there will be a world without the United States and Israel. Coupled with his regular pronouncements to wipe Israel off the face of the earth; this sends nuclear alarm signals that cannot be ignored.

Threats to American cities could come from cars, trucks, and ships. Ballistic missile defense would be of no use against such ground-based attacks. Could we truly convince Tehran and its surrogates that any proxy act of nuclear terrorism would elicit a massive nuclear retaliation against Iran itself? The planned use of EMPs against specific US target cities like New York with a low level nuclear detonation will serve to freeze our grid systems and cause urban chaos. Meaningful action and policies must emerge from a carefully re-conceptualized US strategic doctrine and “Warrior” leadership.

Enemy state proxies were once limited in the damage that they could inflict and the logic of economic, cultural, and military warfare was traditionally based on reasonable expectations of victory. Today, some Nations, their proxies and the terror and radical Jihadi groups/cells could bring greater disasters to the American homeland. These are the “spears” that will bring us greater pain than was deliverable by our national enemies in World War II.

The Chessboard is set and the pieces are being moved deftly! It is time to change leadership in the USA to restore America and our Constitution!

Paul E. Vallely is a retired Major General in the US Army, and is the founder and CEO of Stand Up America.

Waking the Sleeping Giant – American Tragedy

An American Tragedy – The Sleeping Giant Must Awaken

By Paul E. Vallely

Many of us who were alive during World War II and slightly thereafter may remember the famous quote regarding America being the “sleeping giant”. ‘Be fearful of waking her!” Do not wake a sleeping giant. This is an idiom which means: Do not disturb/annoy/provoke someone powerful who was not disturbing you in the first place. Japan woke a sleeping giant when they invaded Pearl Harbor.

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is portrayed at the very end of the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!, and in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, as saying after his attack on Pearl Harbor, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”  The quotation was abbreviated in the film Pearl Harbor (2001), where it merely read, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.”

Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of Pearl Harbor, readily admitted that he copied the line from Tora! Tora! Tora!  The film’s producer, Elmo Williams, had found the line written in Yamamoto’s diary. Williams, in turn, has stated that Larry Forrester, the screenwriter, found a 1943 letter from Yamamoto to the Admiralty in Tokyo containing the quotation. However, Forrester cannot produce the letter, nor can anyone else, American or Japanese, recall or find it.

In The Reluctant Admiral, Hiroyuki Agawa, without a citation, does give a quotation from a reply by Admiral Yamamoto to Ogata Taketora on January 9, 1942, which is strikingly similar to the famous version: “A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack.”

Yamamoto believed that Japan could not win a protracted war with the United States, and moreover seems to have believed that the Pearl Harbor attack had become a blunder — even though he was the person who came up with the idea of a surprise attack. The Reluctant Admiral relates that “Yamamoto alone” (while all his staff members were celebrating) spent the day after Pearl Harbor “sunk in apparent depression.” He is also known to have been upset by the bungling of the Foreign Ministry which led to the attack happening while the countries were technically at peace, thus making the incident an unprovoked sneak attack that would certainly enrage the enemy.

After the war, a similar rumor disseminated among occupation insiders that upon learning the attack had been a success, Admiral Yamamoto had said to those around him, “Gentlemen, we have just kicked a rabid dog.” This would have been a tactical metaphor and not intended as an insult, since he was generally fond of America and Americans.

Similar to the above quotation was another that, while real, was widely misinterpreted in the US press. Yamamoto, when once asked his opinion on the war, pessimistically said that the only way for Japan to win the war was to dictate terms to the White House, requiring them to eventually invade the United States and march across the country while fighting their way to Washington — i.e., Japan would have to conquer the whole of the United States. Yamamoto’s meaning was that military victory, in a protracted war against an opponent with as much of a population and industrial advantage as the United States possessed, was completely impossible — a rebuff to those who thought that winning a major battle against the US Navy would end the war. However, in the US, his words were recast as a jingoistic boast.

In a recent discussion with friends, we explored the issue of whether the United States is a “Sleeping Giant” any more, and if it is, what percentage of the population would constitute that “sleeping giant”? Best estimates indicated that maybe 10-15% of America now would be considered the “sleeping giant” and the remainder of population is unaware of the serious threats to the United States, or are truly asleep at the “switch” and clueless to our continuing demise and weakening as a people and country.

There are so many more threats and risks to our families today than before 9/11 with thousands upon thousands of Americans having been killed across the globe since then. While walking my dog, I look at the faces of people with these thoughts in mind, and I see people who look strangely blank or “normal.” But this is not normal. This is acting normal in the face of insanity. Therefore, I cannot remain calm, I must act.

I find myself thinking about World War II and the refusal of the United States to aid the millions of people being killed by the Nazis. The safety of our American sanctuary was shattered by Pearl Harbor and we woke up. Denial was no longer an option, and isolationism was no longer the rule of the day. Today we play politics to death. We talk amongst ourselves and the politicians talk and talk in Washington. While I know rational thinking may ultimately rule, rational thinking without emotion ignores the passion that lights the fire of definitive action; and now is the time for definitive action.

Personally, I do not believe in turning the other cheek. Yet, I do not want to become what I so despise – a fanatic driven by virulence and hatred as to do violence. I do not sanction any kind of fanaticism, because fanaticism feeds on itself and is driven by blind emotion. It demands unquestioning obedience and intolerance, rather than acceptance of diverse and genuine viewpoints. However, I do not believe in passivity either. Nothing goes away until you are willing to take a stand that says: “you may not cross this line because if you do, this will be the consequence”. Well, I am convinced that this line has been crossed. You hurt my people, you hurt my country – you hurt me.

I do not excuse dishonesty, corruptness, and behavior by members of Congress and the White House. Behavior counts, character counts! If a child of mine is threatened, I become a lion. If my people are threatened I feel a personal sense of violation that I need to react to in much the same way. If my country is threatened, my patriotism soars to its highest level, and my blood boils. Punishment for this transgression of my person and my country’s boundaries and way-of-life is essential; it is in my opinion, mandatory as a citizen. Instead of our current dissolution and chaos, we must reunite and roar like the lion we are, the father who is reacting to a wrong done to his child.

Enough politicking and talk. Action is crucial. We have been so afraid to be the lion, afraid to be seen as the bad guy, that we have NOT drawn the line in the sand and said: “you may not cross this line or these are the consequences”. To take a stand is not being the bad guy. It is quite the opposite, it is to be lauded; taking a stand with very clearly defined consequences is being responsible. We need to do more than simply reacting, we need to be pro-active and pre-emptive.

I want to see our people; our fellow citizens do just that, not just as a reaction to the current economic and security threats, but on a continual basis. It’s the equivalent of being a parent who is afraid of being firm and setting boundaries, letting their child run out of control for fear we may be thought the ogre, and then reacts only situation by situation, each time confirming softness instead of resolve. That parent needs to step back, size up the situation and say this is what MUST be done now, so we do not have to face it again. We must change our political philosophy, awaken from our lethargy, erase our apathy and above all, we must abide by our well designed Constitution.

Similarly, it must be conveyed that it is folly and foolish for other countries to confuse our softness and courtesy with weakness. However, we ARE, more than ever, a soft country. Politically, we make so many mistakes; most in the name of misguided politics, foreign perceptions ill-understood, and isolationism. We do not speak out strongly enough about abuses to people in so many other countries, and the blatant evil that exists.

To confuse our softness with weakness is beyond STUPID, it is perilous and self-defeating, and you cannot fix STUPID with politicians who think and act as they do here at home today. When this country is threatened, when our allies face any external threat, we can be very dangerous, and our enemies need to understand this with clarity and utter fear. At home, concerning our internal problems and our outward projection, we, as a unified country, must change that perception for our country’s safety. We must act now, decisively.

I believe we must reclaim our status as courageous warriors, as outraged fighters, as the parents of the child that has been set upon, and say to those that have crossed the line and caused us pain: “there will be reprisal and punishment”.

In our American Exceptionalism, one borne of varied and mixed cultures, peoples with differing origins, of diverse religious affiliations; putting aside our petty differences which keep our combined culture fragmented, is crucial. I am one of those “Sleeping Giants” that has been awakened and want you to be awakened, and join me as a “Sleeping Giant” freshly awoken, a giant no longer asleep that sees the light of day before it is too late and is willing to ACT.

Please America; help us stir the “Sleeping Giant”.

Oliver North – Security is the prime issue

Editorial Note – Lt. Col. Oliver North, along with MG Paul Vallely, former Congressman Duncan Hunter, Lt. Gen. Boykin, David Keane & Wayne Lapierre  of the NRA and many friends and associates arrived home this weekend from the 2011 Freedom Cruise. Reporting from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, SUA Kitchen Cabinet Member Oliver North penned the following article after discussions with fellow cruise members about the now impending troop withdrawal from Iraq and our overall readiness. The noteworthy assessment he gives pertains to the lack of leadership in office today, and any similarity to truly great leaders like Ronald Reagan running to be the Republican Party’s nominee to run against Obama in 2012 seems non-existent. Again, it is clear, unless we are secure as a nation, all else takes a back seat. Unfortunately, few understand this foundational philosophy, in either major party.

Republicans and Risks

By Oliver North, SUA Kitchen Cabinet Member

Lt. Col. Oliver North

Fox News/War Stories with Oliver North

St. Thomas, USVI – We arrived at a tiny outpost on St. Thomas on Wednesday, October 26. As we stepped ashore, the gentleman beside me said, “28 years ago at this very minute, I was lining up my thirsty A-7 to land on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) not far from here. It was day two of Operation Urgent Fury. We were flying nonstop close air support missions for troops in contact on the island of Grenada.”

The retired naval aviator went on to describe his admiration for the then commander in chief, who boldly ordered more than 5,000 American troops ashore to prevent the 800 medical students and staff members from being taken hostage by the Cuban-supported communists who had seized control on the island. He added, “It was a high-risk decision, the right thing to do and the beginning of the end of the Soviet empire. President Reagan knew who our enemies were, knew what needed to be done — and did it.” My interlocutor then asked a question I could not answer. “Are there any Ronald Reagan Republicans running for president?”

“There do not seem to be,” was all I could reply. Anyone paying attention can see Barack Obama is taking us down the path of massive defense cuts and unilateral disarmament. Unfortunately, none of the leading GOP candidates has addressed our national security risks or set forth a plan to defend us.

“Well, there’s a lot more at stake in this election than just the economy,” the former attack pilot said. As we shook hands and parted, he added, “If the Republicans don’t realize we still have enemies in this world and fail to come up with a plan to defend us, we’re finished. It won’t matter what they do about Obamacare and all these entitlements.”

Unfortunately, the old Navy pilot is right. Republican candidates are busily defending competing tax and spending plans, alternative health care policies and strategies for Social Security. But other than Newt Gingrich, none has articulated a strategy for defending Americans and our way of life.

It ought to be apparent where the “O-Team” is taking us. As Jimmy Carter was more than 30 years ago, Mr. Obama and his allies in Congress are on course to unilaterally disarm. On October 21, in the midst of euphoria over the demise of Muammar Qaddafi, Mr. Obama was lauded for announcing that the war in Mesopotamia was over and “the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.”

The decision to withdraw more than 40,000 U.S. military personnel from Iraq by December 31 means massive quantities of valuable mission-essential gear — armored vehicles, heavy generators, engineer equipment, trucks, aviation support materiel and even air defense and communications infrastructure — must be left behind. According to officers on the ground, the Iraqis lack the logistics systems and training necessary to maintain most of the gear our troops will not bring home. In a matter of months, most of it will be inoperable — or, as it’s described by our military, “deadlined.”

Former House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter says, “The price tag for this hasty withdrawal and no residual base rights goes well beyond the cost of abandoning this gear.” Units returning to home bases in the U.S. will remain combat ineffective for months or years to come because we are not buying replacement equipment necessary for the next fight.

Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, who served as a deputy undersecretary of defense during the George W. Bush administration, warns that “the inevitable loss of unit readiness will provide a rationale for the White House and Congress to make even further cuts in U.S. Army and Marine ground combat and combat support units for years to come.”

Major General Paul Vallely notes, “We’re making the same mistakes we made at the end of the Vietnam War. After a decade of fighting, cutting defense is popular, but it emboldens our enemies, and whether the politicians know it or not, we do have enemies.”

These experts are spot on. The ayatollahs in Tehran, intent on acquiring nuclear weapons, and radical Islamists, such as those grasping for power in Egypt and Libya, are the immediate beneficiaries of the Obama Doctrine and the “O-Team’s” already-announced cuts in defense. In Asia, Japanese, South Korean, Australian and Taiwanese defense officials have told anyone who will listen that Beijing is building offensive capabilities to fill the vacuum created by “America’s withdrawal from the Pacific.”

Today’s U.S. military is smaller than it was in 1938. We now have fewer combatant ships at sea and carrier battle groups able to project power than we had at the start of World War II. Jimmy Carter believed his cuts were a risk we could afford to take. Ronald Reagan disagreed, and he beat Carter by promising “peace through strength.” In rebuilding our military, he created millions of new jobs, restored American credibility and brought down the Evil Empire.

Will any of today’s Republican presidential candidates follow the Reagan model and replace the current occupant of the Oval Office? We should hope so.

 

Veterans Day March – The Oath and a 'Call to Action'

Will Those Who Took an Oath Save Our Republic?

“MILLIONS OF PARTICIPANTS CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY”

By JB Williams

Veteran Defenders/Patriots Union, Cross Posted at The Post and Email

As conditions in America worsened over the last few years, in particular the time frame since an illegal and unconstitutional man from nowhere with a blank resume seized the White House and started installing unvetted and unelected Czars at the helm of the people’s government, I heard the same single question asked over and over again with increasing regularity and desperation –

What does an oath mean anymore?

“Where’s our military and law enforcement? Isn’t anyone who took an oath to protect and defend against all enemies, going to do something?”

Amid an endless stream of conspiracy theories, a real conspiracy was underway and well-founded concerns for the true state of our union led many to one question surfacing repeatedly with increasing anxiety –

“Why are our soldiers allegedly fighting for freedom and liberty abroad while we are being stripped of our freedom and liberty at home? Why isn’t anyone doing anything to stop it?”

It’s quite clear that our nation is speeding towards the cliff. Even after the Tea Party success in the 2010 mid-term elections, the rush towards the cliff is only accelerating. Totally shut out from the legal system with no political solution in sight, what started out as an obvious question was fast becoming a national plea for men and women who had taken an oath, to stand up for the American people and live by that oath.

The Oath for Enlisted Service Members

“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).

What if the orders of an illegal President are at odds with the orders of officers appointed over the enlisted?

The Oath for Officers of the US Military

“I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ 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 upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)

Note that unlike the enlisted oath, the language requiring one to follow the orders of the President is missing from the officers’ oath. An officer has a sworn duty to the Constitution of the United States with no stated loyalty to the President of the United States, just in case we ever have a President who is himself, a domestic enemy.

When the orders of a President are at odds with the orders of the Commanding Officer, the enlisted must decide which orders to follow, which orders are legal and constitutional. While every officer is sworn to protect and defend the Constitution alone, each enlisted is faced with a dilemma – following the orders of the President, or the orders of their Commanding Officers.

Such would be the case if a domestic enemy in the White House was to ever order American troops to guns on American citizens, which is only legal in a true “state of emergency.” Of course, a domestic enemy operating from the White House, has the power to create a “state of emergency” and many are speculating these days that this is exactly what Obama and his Czars are doing.

The Oath of Congress

“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; 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.”

The Oath of Justices and Judges

“I, ________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

Once again we see that Congress, Justices and Judges do not swear any oath of loyalty to a sitting president and there is a reason for this. This is due to the three branches having separate and equal powers under the Constitution.

The Oath of Every Federal Employee

“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.” – 5 U.S.C. §3331

Note that every federal employee also takes a civil servants oath, not to whoever might be president at any given time, but solely to the United States Constitution. Like Military officers, there is no conflict of loyalty in their oath. They have but one obligation, and that obligation is to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, even if that enemy resides in the people’s White House.

Notice something else in common with every oath — they all end with “So help me God.”

Every member of Law Enforcement also takes a similar oath to protect and defend with no allegiance to whoever might occupy the office of president at any given time.

Violating Their Oath

Our Federal Government currently has more than 21 million employees (aka civil servants). All of them have taken one or more of the above oaths. Refusing to live by their oath places them in direct violation of their oath, in every case.

Violating their oath is not just cause for immediate dismissal and removal from office, it is a federal crime.

Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”.

Where are our soldiers on the matter?

A veterans groups called The Veteran Defenders of America has now answered that question. In a documented Call-to-Action titled a – A Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic – former Military and Law Enforcement Officers have come together to demand that all oath-takers immediately execute their oaths in preservation of the Constitutional Republic.

At present, every member of the Military, Law Enforcement, Justice, Congress and federal employment is in direct violation of their oaths. As they stand idly by allowing an anti-American transformation of our constitutional form of government, they do so in direct violation of the oaths they have each taken. This is not just an act which justifies their immediate removal from office — it is in fact a federal crime punishable by extreme measures.

As a result, an undisclosed number of veterans across the country have joined forces to demand that every individual who has ever taken an oath to the Constitution immediately and without reservation, begin to adhere to that oath.

They have put out an open Call-to-Action for every oath-taker and every true American patriot to join them in Washington D.C. on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 at the Washington Monument to demonstrate the will of the people and the resolve to protect and defend our Constitution and the free Republic for which it stands.

Those who refuse to live by their oath will confirm their intent to continue violating their oaths.

As you would expect – forces in the country and in particular on the Internet have worked around the clock to keep word of the veterans’ declaration from reaching critical mass. Only a few online publications have mentioned the event and no main stream media outlet or personality has uttered a word in support of these veterans. They do this at their own peril, as John F. Kennedy stated so well years ago – “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

The veterans have set a course to peacefully restore the Constitutional Republic, going so far as to release a Code of Conduct for participants in the 11.11.11 event at the Washington Monument.

America can be protected and defended, and restored to a Constitutional Republic peacefully, but only if all oath-takers immediately begin to act on their oaths. That is a really big if…

To date, there are no signs that anyone in Washington D.C. intends to keep the oaths they have taken to the Constitution and the people of the United States. Instead, they seem quite disinterested in protecting the Constitution and are instead, directly engaged in subverting every principle and value stated in all of our founding documents.

The current call by veterans to alter that course may be the last peaceful means available to the people of the United States. After November 11, 2011 – if all oath-takers refuse to act upon those oaths, in the interest of the Constitution and the American people, there will be no peaceful solutions left to consider.

What if oath-takers refuse to keep their oaths?

The American people are key to the questions with no answers…

Thousands of participants on November 11th will have little or no real impact. But millions of participants can indeed change the course of history and they can do it peacefully if they do it soon, say, November 11th.

But once again, that’s another big if… Now that the soldiers have drawn a line in the sand and taken a firm stand, how many so-called patriots are ready to stand with them?

We will get the answer to that question on November 11, 2011. May God bless their efforts and have mercy on a people unwilling to stand with them.

Meanwhile, the veterans have established a citizen lobby opportunity where citizens can send information on their Declaration directly to elected officials at no charge. A sample copy of the message is available here and everyone can send it to your elected officials here.