Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I find no higher calling than to join forces with the Oath Keepers

The Airman's Creed reads, in part: "...I am faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor, And a legacy of valor....Guardian of freedom and justice, my nation's sword and shield, its sentry and avenger." That document is the core of an Airman's vow. Nowhere in the full text of the same does it say that I will defend the President with my life.

My oath as an officer, when I take it a few years hence, swears me to defend the Constitution against its enemies, both foreign and domestic, and asserts that I will "bear true faith and allegiance to same."

I consider myself an honorable man. The only choice that men of honor have, faced with a de facto coup d'etat, is to reject orders unlawfully given and offer their lives in the defense of the Constitution.

I am an American Airman. As such, I find no higher calling than to join forces with the Oath Keepers, and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with my fellow Americans in our own defense. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually affirm our oath and pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Detachment 330, University of Maryland

1 comment:

CaptGooch said...

Welcome aboard Airman Witten.

You need not wait "a few years hence" to take your Oath to support and defend the Constitution.

If you can attend a Tea Party or other gathering where Oath Keepers are represented you can raise your hand and take that Oath for yourself on the 4th of July.

Then, I would suggest that you "drop hints" [no reason to antagonize your AFROTC instructors unnecessarily] to your "classmates" that they do the research and learn the history of our Oath and its importance.

Reach, Teach and Inspire.
Have I mentioned those lately ?

Just in case ....

Reach out to all of our fellow Oath takers and ...

Teach them if they didn't know or have "forgotten" the responsibilities we agreed to when we swore that Oath.

To Inspire is our real goal.
Inspire all oath takers to become Oath Keepers.
Inspire all of our Active Duty or Reserve Military and Active Duty or Reserve Peace Officers to Keep the Oath they swore and to refuse to Obey any unlawful order no matter the source of that order.

For Oath Keepers and The Republic