Thursday, April 30, 2009
I was born September 6th, 1944, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, while my father was there in training with the U.S. Army Air Corps. I have a Hospital Birth Certificate from Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. I have a Standard Certificate of Live Birth, issued by the South Dakota State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. I have a Notification of Birth Registration, issued by the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, United States of America. I am not ashamed of my birthright as an American, and would gladly show anyone my certificates of birth. I cannot conceive of any law abiding American citizen ever being ashamed of their birthright. And yet, the alleged president of the United States, not only refuses to show the citizens of this country proof of his right to call himself an American, but has brought considerable power to bear against those who ask the courts of this country to require that such evidence be brought forth.
I first recited the "Pledge of Allegiance" to my flag and country in September, 1950, as a member of Miss Earlene Lemmert's 1st grade class in Cedar Vale, Kansas. In one way or another, I have renewed that pledge every day of my life since. The alleged president of this country, and alleged protector of that flag, refuses to recite that "Pledge of Allegiance" or salute that flag. How could anyone, with no experience in anything, beyond reading a great deal of socialist and Marxist propaganda, be considered qualified to be "Commander-in-Chief" of our military? Unfortunately, there have been some precedents set in that area; in my lifetime and long before.
In October, 1961, just weeks after my 17th birthday, and while still a Senior at Winfield Senior High School, Winfield, Kansas, I took the Oath to Defend, Preserve and Protect the Constitution of the United States of America Against All Enemies Both Foreign and Domestic for the first time, and became a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. I took that Oath again in June, 1962, when I enlisted in the regular Navy following graduation. I took an almost identical Oath in June, 1965, when I became a member of the Phoenix Police Department, in Phoenix, Arizona. In February, 1968, I re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and took the Oath for the fourth time. In June of 1974, I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and took the Oath for the fifth time. In June of 1981, I went to work for the Department of the Army as a civilian. Starting as a member of the Security Police force at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado, I again took a similar Oath. The last 8+ years of nearly ten years at the arsenal, were as a Firefighter/EMT/HMT.
I have always believed the most important point of the Oath I took so many times, was to guard against "domestic" enemies of the Constitution. After suffering through the presidencies of Carter, Clinton and two Bushes, it should be patently clear to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention, exactly where the greatest threat to the continued existence of this country resides: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.
Let me add my hand and my name to Oath Keepers. I will add my "fortune" as soon as my budget allows.
'Conservative in Exile'
Michael E. Yadon