Our Fore Fathers were not only true patriarchs and freedom fighters, but were Godly men who sought for instruction and guidance from God above to lead this Great nation. They sacrificed lands, family, and sometimes even their own life to stand for what they believed in and to give us the liberty and freedoms that so many take advantage of today. It was once said that our first President, President George Washington spent countless hours on his knees in prayer asking God to give him wisdom in leading this Great Nation. I believe the Declaration of Independence was written "for the people" and "by the people" to establish and guide our Government, and not the other way around. Long has it been since any leaders of this country have truly sought for such instruction or guidance in doing what is best for this country and by God, but only for what would benefit them and the rest of the crooked politicians.
When I took my oath in May of 1990 to defend this country against "all enemies foreign and domestic", Never did I think I would see the day come that it could be domestic. The leadership of our Government has steered this country in the wrong direction and has put us on the verge of civil unrest. How can I teach my Soldiers (much less my children) the true meaning of LEADERSHIP: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage when the very Government we have elected show none of these values.
As an Infantry veteran of 19 years with both an Iraq and Afghanistan tour, and currently preparing to go back to Iraq, I find myself in an awkward position many times. I truly believe in what we are doing in both countries, but can read the writing on the wall for what is to become of our own country if we continue down the path we are being led. Never in my military career have I seen such uncertainty and doubt within our Armed Forces of the leadership of this Government. What is to become of our nation if "God Forbid" that day comes when our own military is used against the American people for any reason? How will our military react? What orders will they follow or not follow?
It is truly Great to know there are so many other Brothers and Sisters in arms that are willing to once again make a sacrifice like our Fore Fathers did and stand for what is Right!! Thank you for this web site and the opportunity to share my feelings and beliefs.
You can count me in for FREEDOM & LIBERTY!!!!!
L. M .OGLE
Command Sergeant Major