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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 11:23 AM

10. As a former member of the military I understand exactly what it means to voluntarily ...

and specifically sign away my rights under the Bill of Rights and in a second document sign that I voluntarily put myself under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

I see no problem being asked if I approve or disapprove of any of my commanders; my oath states my obligation to follow their orders and support the Constitution and defend the Republic.

Any military vet can tell you of superiors who were a half bubble off. And we all will tell you the nation and the Constitution "trumps" the loyalty to any commander. Nuremberg makes its explicit: following orders blindly diminishes culpability not an iota.

There's reasons that law has never been enforced. It was written to cut mutiny off at the seed. It was written in response to the "Red Menace". No one has ever attempted to use military units to bring down any commander from outside the military (at least until recently, the neo-nazis and polling probably isn't the worst of it).

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