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I have always taken my Oath as to mean a lifetime obligation and not just a term of service obligation. I have always been a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and will remain so until the day I die. In my eyes anyone that goes against the Constitution and what it represents should have their citizenship revoked and shown to the nearest border or they should be made to spend a few years in a country where such freedoms do not exist.
It is these people that continue to do our country harm by spreading their ilk. I fear one day that if this isn’t taken more seriously that our country will eventually become a socialist nation or worse. Perhaps one day the rest of the country will wake up out of its coma and fix itself.
Unfortunately I somehow doubt that will happen without a serious intervention taking place. My beliefs in the U.S. Constitution are so strong that I flat refuse to obtain any licenses or permits that give me permission to exercise one of my Rights. Having to ask the Government for such permission not only chisels away at the Constitution. It also turns that Right in to a Privilege. If you do that enough, then eventually you will have to recognize that your Rights are not Rights at all. That they are in fact only worthless privileges which can be taken away at will by the Government.
I am not prepared to allow that to happen. If I am going to defend something I wholeheartedly believe in. I am not going to cut corners just to keep my butt out of jail. No one should. If they do, then in my eyes, they are not true defenders of their beliefs. As a active duty Sailor I am perfectly willing to do whatever I need to do to protect this country. As a veteran that has not changed one bit. Nor will it. I curse those that don’t take their oath seriously and I Honor those that do.
The Oath is not just something you say as a prerequisite to get into a profession. It is a belief followed by action towards those that oppose it.
Veteran USN 1988-1998
CV-59, CVN-70, CV-64