PROGRESSIVE PATRIOTISM VS THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

Part Four

To my fellow Veterans and actively serving members of the military:

We swore an oath to the Constitution and to the people of the United States. We did not swear that oath to the morally corrupt politicians who have hijacked our government. We join and swear our very lives to the ideals that the founding fathers set forth. We believe in those ideals so deeply that we volunteer to stand between our countrymen and those who would take our freedoms and liberties. We volunteer to defend our freedom and liberty, with our very lives if need be.

to defend our freedom and liberty

Defend, not attack. Everyone has the right to defend themselves from attack. No one has the right to attack other people.

It took me a great deal of time to realize that my time in the Navy was only the beginning. The founding fathers won the war to secure our freedom and liberty. The fight to maintain it however never ends. It is a fight of words, knowledge, and truth for the hearts and minds of the people. This fight can be fought by all Americans, not just we Veterans. However, I do feel that as Veterans we must lead our fellow Americans in that fight. We swore an oath to defend the Constitution and the people of the United States. That oath is the manifestation of what we feel deep down in our souls as a call to duty that we must answer. There is nothing that absolves us of that oath once our active duty time is over. We can only absolve ourselves of that oath; no one else can do it.

Unfortunately, once we have done our duty and leave active service, there is no one waiting to explain to us that the fight will never be over. We understand this deep down or we would absolve ourselves of our oath right there and then when we leave active duty. But we don’t absolve oursleves of that oath, do we? Our time as a young sheepdog is over but there is still a lifetime of service for the older more experienced sheepdog as well. We must never stop educating ourselves and then pass on that knowledge and truth to the next generation. This is just as an important duty as actively serving. It is critical that our true history and founding principles are not lost. It is our duty to protect these things as well.

Unfortunately, there is a bad habit that a lot of Veterans and those serving are guilty of. I too was guilty of this. We swear our oath to the Constitution, but we never actually read it. Have you actually read it, all of it? How about the Declaration of Independence? If we are going to swear such a deeply personal oath to  documents enshrining our countries founding principles, then shouldn’t we at least read them? I know our oath is to the Constitution, but I include the Declaration of Indepence in my oath. Because it, more than the Constitution, enshrines our founding principles. If our oath means so much shouldn’t we know everything that we can possibly know about there origins and purpose? Shouldn’t we know about the men who created them and their intentions for them? Shouldn’t we read their own words and truly understand what they meant and were trying to do? How can we not know these things if our oath means so much to us?

We consider ourselves the sheepdogs and our American countrymen are the sheep whom we protect. But every sheepdog has a master too. There is someone who handles and directs the sheepdog. What happens when the handler becomes corrupted? What happens when the sheep elect a corrupt handler, and then the handler abuses their position of authority and uses the power of the sheepdog for evil purposes? What happens when the handler directs the sheepdog to attack the sheep? What happens when the handler becomes the wolf? What happens when you are forced to choose between the clueless sheep we are tasked to protect and the wolf who has become our handler because of the clueless sheep? I believe this qualifies as one of the “domestic enemies” who we swore to protect against. While taking up the weapons of war is for the young sheepdog, the more experienced sheepdog must teach the young sheepdog who the correct domestic enemy is when the handler becomes the wolf. It is a duty that we experienced sheepdogs have failed.

One of the reasons we experienced sheepdogs have failed in this duty is because there is no one waiting outside when we become a Veteran to give us the intel. In the military having the most up to date intel possible is critical to a successful op. I don’t have to tell you guys this. In the military we have people gathering and providing us with that critical intel. However, once we are back in the civilian world we do not have an intel department gathering it for us. No one is pointing at the bad guys for us. We have to figure this out on our own. Most of us struggle with this and easily fall for distractions, agendas, misinformation, incomplete information and outright propaganda. It’s hard to figure out what is truth and what is fluff and distractions or outright lies. It takes a lot of work on your part to sift through all the chaff to come up with a little bit of wheat. This, unfortunately, stops many Veterans from continuing to look for the truth and gathering their own intel. It’s a lot of work and very frustrating and most give up, if they ever started at all. I know, because I was guilty of the very same thing. Thankfully I had the great fortune of meeting some incredible people involved in the fight for liberty here in America who provided me with the intel I needed. You will find a lot of it at the end of this series of articles. They are all very good places to start.

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So I implore you my fellow Veterans, and those actively serving, to use your training and discipline to defend our fellow Americans who have been under attack by domestic enemies for over 150 years. Use your passion to serve, your training and your discipline to educate yourself about our true history and who the real enemy is. The tactics that Sun Tzu wrote about over 2,500 years ago have been used against us for a very long time. The following tactic is so effective and profound that he spoke of it numerous times in “The Art of War”. It has been used against us with devastating effect.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”

“Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.”

“To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

We need to counter this and wage the same kind of fight in return. We must change the minds of our fellow Americans, or we are all lost. Lincoln said it, as well as others throughout history.  A country usually falls from the enemy within, not from the external one. The reason countries fall to an external enemy is because the internal enemy already gutted them and destroyed them from within. We are in the last stages of that internal war and we are losing badly. The American people have never needed those willing to defend them more than now. There are a growing number of Veterans already engaged with our internal enemies, please join us, we desperately need the backup.

The moment you switch from serving on active duty to being a Veteran, your status in the eyes of the government switches as well. You go from defending Americans as a sheepdog to being considered a potential terrorist. If you don’t believe me; check out number 59 on the list I linked in part two about 72 types of potential terrorists in government documents. You can access it here also. If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will.

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure.”~Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith. Paris France, Nov. 13. 1787.

“There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must not be attacked, towns which must not be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.” ~ Sun Tzu

 

We are not the world’s sheepdogs; it is not our duty to protect sheep around the world. We are American sheepdogs; our duty is to protect American sheep only.  We will always be sheepdogs, but let’s make sure we are protecting the right sheep, serving the right handler, and fighting the right wolf. The sacrifices of our brothers and sisters in arms will truly be in vain if we do nothing less.

 

 

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