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AMERICA’S STRENGTH WAS THE FINEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet, Presidential Candidate
(Mar. 9, 2012) — Wimps, Weaklings and Weasels: that’s what I saw at an Occupy Camp: just a bunch of losers who, if they were in my squad in 1965, I’d send them on point in one direction and take the rest of the company in the opposite, never to be seen again, the truly “Missing in Action.” And look at today’s FBI agents, afraid to uphold the Oath for fear of losing their job. Oh, I get it: it’s better to be employed and headless than alive. Good choice, guys.
We’re all paying for “End the Draft.” It used to be the armed forces were made up of a-cross section of its citizens and membership was a profession to be proud of, a sacrifice noted and admired. The problem the draft had was of “deferments,” which reminds one of “tax shelters,” does it not? Had the draft been administered as envisioned, the US would be a lot better off than it is now, and here’s why: the sum of the collective political pressure of a cross-section of a society is greater than the sum of the lower economic class.
Think, if you will, had the draft never been so callously tossed aside, what would history write? Would there have been political pressure to march into Hanoi and hang Ho Chi Minh and stand up to the threat of China and the USSR? During Gulf War #1, would Bush the Elder have ordered General Norman Schwarzkopf into Baghdad to string up Saddam Hussein? And then get out? And stay out? Bomb the terrorist camps in Afghanistan and never a US troop to set foot in the killing fields? Bomb Libya for Iran? Depose the King of Syria for Iran? Support the overthrow of Mubarak for Iran?
And what about Iraqi oil paying for the United States getting rid of the dictator Hussein? Did everybody forget? And now we’re paying over TWICE per gallon of gas than when Bush was president, all in less than four years. And not a word about the “Oil for Food” United Nations scam. An uninformed military will just blindly follow orders, illegal or otherwise. The collective awareness of our military has sunk to equal the average intelligence of a United States high school graduate, which, worldwide, is the bottom third. Not good, folks.
But, and you must understand this, it’s not just me. When I joined the military I arrived with a truly diverse group, kids from the ghetto and kids from 5th Avenue, I kid you not. From those who put the gas in the limo to those riding in the back of the limo. Interestingly, the ones who made it hard on themselves were those from the lower economic class. Anyway, had the ranks of our military been truly the envisioned “citizen army” (US Constitution, Section 8: Militia, an army composed of citizen soldiers rather than professional soldiers) , as it was when I first went in, I do not believe that the usurper Obama, nor the Joint Chiefs of Staff would still be in office. I can almost guarantee each and everyone of you that there would have been a revolt about the way the LTC Terry Lakin Court Martial was conducted. The Joint Chiefs of Staff would have been thrown in the brig, along with Judge Lind.
So where are our proud men and women in uniform, where are our FBI agents, where are the enforcers of the Constitution today? Are they all out in the desert of Arizona? Are there any left in the ranks? God, in His infinite wisdom, gave me life either 40 years too late or right on time. If you’re in uniform and take to heart what I say, then I’m on time, and so are you.