The Last Ship and our Oath of Office

While watching The Last Ship: Scuttle, Captain Slattery of the Nathan James said the following: “We always have a choice.” The situation was the same as that faced by officers of all ranks and types throughout history: Should we follow orders when they conflict with law, instruction, regulation, and even what society at large would […]

Solving America’s Problems Requires Clear Thinking

Yesterday I stumbled across a rather insightful editorial by Bart Hinkle at the Richmond Times.  He demonstrated such clear thinking that I wrote the author a letter, presented here with minor corrections for spelling, punctuation, and grammar: I found your recent article to be very insightful.  It is a fascinating look at what ails America […]

The Oath of Office – Revisited

Any time a military officer or enlisted service member receives unlawful orders, we not only have the right to refuse such orders, we have a duty to do so, or at the very least, to question them in the hopes that whoever is issuing such orders has only made an honest mistake, instead of willfully […]

Obama, Bloomberg, prepare UN-CONSTITUTIONAL “order” on guns

Please feel free to copy the text below and send it to your members of Congress.  I did. To the Honorable (Full Name of your Senators and Representative): I read the news this evening (9:19 PM ET, Wed December 16, 2015) with grave concern:  “As his administration prepares an executive order tightening access to guns, […]

Un-Constitutional? Just say “NO!”

Regardless of your station in life, if you encounter something which is un-Constitutional, just say, “NO.”  It’s the absolute best thing you can do for your country! If it’s un-Constitutional, just say, “NO.” After all the Constitution is “the supreme Law of the Land.” Any federal, state, county, or municipal law which violates the Constitution […]