Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Marine Corp Hero

Marine faces boot for anti-Obama Facebook posts

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine sergeant who started a Facebook group that is openly critical of President Barack Obama and posted comments saying he will not follow the unlawful orders of the commander in chief is facing possible dismissal from the Corps.

"I'm completely shocked that this is happening," Stein said. "I've done nothing wrong. I've only stated what our oath states that I will defend the constitution and that I will not follow unlawful orders. If that's a crime, what is America coming to?"

Stein said his statement was part of an online debate about NATO allowing U.S. troops to be tried for the Quran burnings in Afghanistan.

In that context, he said, he was stating that he would not follow orders from the president if those orders included detaining U.S. citizens, disarming them or doing anything else that he believes would violate their constitutional rights.

Sgt. Stein is making a very simple statement – he will never be accused of “just following orders” in commitment of a crime.

For those not familiar with Oath Keepers, this group makes a similar statement:

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”

Our motto is “Not on our watch!”

1 comment:

  1. Oath Keepers sounds great, in theory, but I'd like to see more action than mere words. We have SWAT teams daily kicking in peoples doors for something as mundane as serving warrants. Cops and State Troopers harassing and shaking down the public for funds to feed their budgets and their belt lines!. And that is simply absurd! Where are the Keepers in all of this? Where are the press releases showing them pulling the jack boots off of the public neck? I hear nothing. So for all of their bluster I have yet to see or even know of any action on their part that rolled back the leviathan state and its sturmtruppen. Where is their courage or are they hiding behind the usual brotherly lies?