If this weren’t a very serious issue I wouldn’t be writing about it. There is too much disinformation out there about this and, when it comes to law, it’s important that we understand the distinction between just laws and unjust laws, lawful orders and unlawful orders.
It saddens me that people who are veterans, who truly love America, as do I, and who take their oath of service very seriously, as do I, are being so horribly – and intentionally – misled by a few so-called patriots, some of whom never swore the oath.
I am a US Constitution and America-loving veteran who takes my oath very seriously, and it angers me when fake patriots attempt to obscure the truth in order to mislead my fellow veterans.
These three cats are old enough, and smart enough, I think, to know better…
Alex Jones and Jim Marrs, like Adam Kokesh who organized the “Veterans for Ron Paul March on Washingon, D. C.”, say US military laws (UCMJ) forbidding active duty servicemembers from speaking and marching publicly in support of a particular political candidate are unlawful orders that should be disobeyed by true patriots (audio with Jones and Marrs: here (beginning @ 1:22:00) Kokesh video: here).
Alex Jones never served and isn’t a veteran, Jim Marrs served and is a veteran, Kokesh served and is a veteran; and Jones, Marrs, and Kokesh are on the wrong side of this issue.
See my article: Active duty and veterans marching for Ron Paul?
In the US military, violating an unlawful order is normally reserved for very serious, life and death issues: like refusing to kill innocent civilians when one is ordered to do so, which is a very rare occurrence. And there is nothing illegal, unjust, or unlawful in the US military having a law that prohibits active duty servicemembers from displaying public support for a particular candidate.
In fact, it’s a good and just law that should be adhered to, which makes me wonder about “patriots” like Jones, Marrs, and Kokesh. Are they really that stupid? Or are they intentionally steering patriotic veterans toward trouble with the feds?
According to our political system, the civilian government and the military are separate and the military is under civilian government control. It doesn’t take much imagination to imagine 100,000 men in uniform (possibly with their weapons) assembled at the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. saying, in unison: We, today, are putting Our Man in charge of the US government. Who would or could say “No”?
A coup d’ etat is something we don’t want in America. We don’t want a coup d’ etat, we don’t want the appearance of a coup d’ etat, and we don’t want our military tempted to participate in a coup d‘ etat. This is why we have laws prohibiting servicemembers from displaying public support for a particular candidate: if it even looks like a coup d‘ etat, we don’t want anything to do with it. Servicemembers can speak and display private support for whichever political candidate they wish to support, but they cannot speak or display public support for a particular candidate.
This having been said, in general, the folks in the US military – active duty – are very unhappy with the civilian government right now, just as most Americans are very unhappy with the US civilian government right now. And we can be certain high-level active duty officers are plotting a coup d’ etat for this very reason. But they are not dumb enough to publicize this, as with the Veterans for Ron Paul March on Washington, although, in general, they are very conservative and like Ron Paul’s constitutionalism.
These high-level military folks, unlike Jones, Marrs, and Kokesh, are very unhappy with the US and Israel being joined at the hip and they want America to be rid of Israel, as an ally, for good. In fact, they believe Jewish and Israeli influence and money has been what has caused the civilian government in Washington to sell-out, which is high treason on the part of our politicians in Washington. (Jones and Marrs assert the Nazis, in the form of The Fourth Reich, rather than Israel and the Jews, are our problem. See: here.)
These high-level military folks have my support, if and when it comes to a coup d’ etat, but we want to head this off at all cost. A coup d’ etat is the very last of resorts and must be led by superior officers and not low-level servicemembers.
People who plot a coup d’etat aren’t interested in voting; for Paul or for anyone. That’s the point of a coup d‘ etat: the political system has been compromised and has become ineffective, or worse: evil, and must be overthrown by threat or force of arms.
Please listen to this podcast with Dr. Alan Sobrosky, Mark Glenn, and Phil Tourney – in its entirety – paying special attention to the discussion at the end about the Declaration of Independence, the illegitimacy of the US government, and what we must do, because, if you’re a US military servicemember who supports Ron Paul, and you want to abide by the oath you swore to uphold, protect, and defend America and the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, then I think you will agree with what Dr. Sobrosky is saying, as do I.
America, today, is in far worse shape than most Americans would ever imagine. And many of us are no longer buying-into the antisemitism smear, which Jews and Israel use as “a trick” to keep us under submission.
The truth is ugly, is it not?
Desperate times call for desperate measures. America, today, is in desperate times, and Americans who wish to save her from her enemies need to be smart – not stupid – about how they go about changing things for the better.
Wisdom is in order, not foolishness.
Alex Jones, Jim Marrs, and Adam Kokesh seem as fools – or worse – to me.
On the contrary, Dr. Alan Sobrosky seems (to me) to be a very wise and patriotic American veteran – and strategist – who is pointing out to us the opportunity we now have – no: the obligation and duty we now have – to set America on the right track, beginning by dumping Israel, for good, and arresting those politicians in Washington who have betrayed America on behalf of Israel.
“[A]ccording to Thomas [Aquinas], he [the ruler] may not take private property beyond what public need requires, though strictly speaking property is an institution of Human rather than Natural law. Above all, the rulership of one man over another must not take away the free moral agency of the subject. No man is bound to obedience in all respects and even the soul of the slave is free (a doctrine Aristotle would hardly have understood). It is for this reason that the resistance of tyranny is not only a right but a duty.” (George H. Sabine, A History of Political Theory, Third Edition (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1937, 1950, 1961; 1965) pp. 255-256) (See also here.)
By the way, the Liberal Occupy Wall Street Movement also has a veterans group with similar objectives.
See my article: Occupy Wall Street and Ron Paul: Double Fail.
Why so many otherwise intelligent people – on both the far Left and the far Right – have their heads up their asses regarding all of this I do not know.
Then again, perhaps I do know: I S R A E L
“And I have a final message here for those sworn elected and appointed officials of the US Government who have betrayed their oaths in order to serve Israel, for those around the government who have facilitated this effort, and for Israel itself. You all have been discovered. Your treason, treachery and crimes are known. You may not believe it yet, but your political and strategic Judgment Day is finally appearing on the horizon, as surely as it came for Nineveh and Tyre in ancient times, for the infamous Third Reich in 1945, and for the Soviet Union two decades ago. Beware. We are coming for you.” ~ Col. Alan Sobrosky PhD USMC (Ret.) (See: here and here.)