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Over at Oleg Volk’s site

10/23/2012

Is an extremely interesting discussion over the potential response to this election, which should probably have happened 75-100 years ago.

We do have one, hopefully, positive point in our favor:

“All officers of the seven Uniformed services of the United States take swear or affirm an oath of office upon commissioning. It differs slightly from that of the oath of enlistment that enlisted members recite when they enter the service. It is required by statute, the oath being prescribed by Section 3331, Title 5, United States Code. It is traditional for officers to recite the oath upon promotion but as long as the officer’s service is continuous this is not actually required. One notable difference between the officer and enlisted oaths is that the oath taken by officers does not include any provision to obey orders; while enlisted personnel are bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice to obey lawful orders, officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Uniformed_Services_Oath_of_Office)

My theory on this is over at Oleg’s, read the post, read the responses.

What price freedom?

6 Comments
  1. poetopoet permalink
    10/23/2012 14:23

    I love it.

  2. 10/23/2012 14:43

    Good, eh?

  3. upaces88 permalink
    10/23/2012 20:11

    I did not know some of this…thank you for posting it.

  4. 10/23/2012 20:26

    Yes, excellent discussion with excellent points. My primary concern would be what perception the officers and men have of the situation and the orders they are given. If they believe the President’s cause is just and reasonable, it would be a bad problem with lots of casualties on both sides before it was over.

    If they don’t believe that the President’s cause is just or reasonable, they just might take out the S.O.B. themselves! End of conflict. Casualties very limited, damage to property very minimal.

    I still dream of seeing Obama, in handcuffs, taken from the White House by the Secret Service.

  5. 10/24/2012 00:02

    That’s what I’m hoping for Jeff. That would simplify life immensely!

  6. 10/24/2012 00:06

    Welcome, dear.

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