by, J.Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
As many of us Americans watch the events unfold in Egypt, it is hard not to compare their situation to that of our’s. Mohamed Morsi was allegedly fairly elected by the citizens of Egypt and he ran on the platform of being a “uniter.” Sound familiar? He pledged to the Egyptian people to govern from the center and represent all of the various groups and factions, to include the Coptic Christian minority. As a member of the Muslim Brotherhood prior to the 2012 elections in Egypt, it should have been clear to the people where his loyalties would be placed. If it was not obvious to the Egyptian citizens from the beginning, it certainly did not take them long to see the effects of their misplaced trust. Morsi stated that he would protect the Coptic Christians and their freedom to worship as they chose, although in reality, this was not the case. He actually formed hard line Islamic Muslim Brotherhood Militias to attack the Christian minorities and there were many instances of deaths, tortures and disappearances. Not to mention the damage to Churches and private property owned by the Coptics. Morsi went hard left and led a fascist regime that was controlled by the few and for the fewer. On his watch, the economy went south while unemployment skyrocketed and all he cared about was maintaining his grasp on power. Well, the people decided things had gone too far for too long and the cry for freedom went out.
This cry for freedom did not go unheard. About a week ago, millions of Egyptians decided to gather in protest in Tahrir Square and let their feelings be known. It did not take long before one General within the Egyptian Army made the decision and subsequent announcement that “We, the military stand with the people..” Not only did he issue a statement that clearly expressed the sentiment that the military would defend the people from attack, but he gave President Morsi a 48 hour ultimatum to step down from office or he would be taken down. True to their word, as Morsi refused to relinquish his position, the military came forward and surrounded the Presidential quarters and declared “Morsi is out and we are in control.” And, just like that.. the people were handed their nation back from the hands of a dictator. What began as a movement of dissension within the citizens, was picked up by one General in the military and from that, freedom was reborn. How ironic that Egypt may now find the Fourth of July as their day of Independence as well.
Today we find ourselves in a very similar position in America. More than half of the citizens believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction fast. We were sold a lie and even though half of us did not make the purchase, all of us are paying the price. We were promised a government of transparency and what we were given is anything but. We were told that Obama would be a “uniter'” and in reality, the nation has never been more clearly divided. You do not have to look far to see the dissension in America today and the high level of disgust. And yet, the majority of citizens have evidently not reached the point of taking their message from the pages of their social sites and acting on them in the streets. I believe there are several contributing factors to this reality, one being the unanswered question: “If I go out in the streets, will I be there alone or will others come in behind me?” So, this is a question that must be answered.
On this very day 237 years ago, we declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, although are we still independent today? We are in dire need for a new found declaration from the tyranny of the kingdom within. It is very important that all of our service members understand and remember the Oath of Enlistment they took when they were sworn into the Armed Forces of the United States.
The Oath of Enlistment to the Armed Forces of the United States of America:
This is the oath taken by Enlisted Members:
“I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
This is the oath taken by Commissioned Officers:
“I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
* Note that the Oath taken by Commissioned Officers only specifies allegiance to the Constitution of the United States, not to the President.
The Constitution is the very foundation of our republic and the fabric from which all of our freedoms are derived. Today in America, this document is being shredded one right at a time. Freedom is not truly freedom if it only exists on paper. So, we find ourselves at a crossroad. We have to decide whether to make a turn for freedom or continue straight ahead on the same path we are on, which leads to deeper tyranny. The clock is ticking and we could reach a point in the very near future where we have no choice to turn.
So I ask all of our members of the Armed Forces of the United States, from the newly enlisted Private to the highest ranking General: Where will your loyalty lie? If we the people rise up against our leaders, will you rise up with us or will you rise up against us? Is there a General among us that will have the courage of his conviction to uphold the oath he took “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic?” Because today we have an enemy to that very document and that is the enemy within. Is there a General among us that will call on his men and women in uniform to stand with us, the people, or is that just a luxury for the people of Egypt? Would you have the courage to order your troops to surround the White House? Would you be brave enough to declare that “We the military, stand with the people and we are overthrowing Barack Hussein Obama?” The day could come in the very near future where the Generals will have to ask themselves: “Do I uphold the Constitution and the rights of the people to abolish their current government or do I follow orders from the President?” “I was just following orders.” Where have we heard that before? We hope there is a true General among us, “the people” and we pray that “we the people” do not stand alone.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence, 1776