What are we doing in Libya? I have heard the question asked time and time again in chat rooms and on blogs. No one quite seems to know what we're doing in Libya. That's a good question but a better question is how are we doing what we're doing in Libya.
We have a voluntary military force. That means that our families and friends, our brothers and sisters, who sign up for military service, who sign up and in the process sacrifice their constitutional rights, (because they give them up to serve in the military), do so of their own free will, in order to serve and protect the United States of America. They enter that contract with the understanding that they will be working to protect and defend this nation. They sign up with the understanding that, although our Commander in Chief may order them to work with the military of other nations or under U.N. auspices, that they will always be under the command of the United States when they're doing so. They enter that contract with the faith that they will be held to the standards of the United States military.
Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, serving as our Commander in Chief, has ceded the command of our military, our United States military, to NATO. He did this without consulting Congress, without consulting the American people, and without consulting the other party to the contract of service in the U.S. military itself, our military personnel. This is a breach of faith. It is a serious breach of faith.
Our military personnel serve under the uniform code of military justice, also known as the UCMJ. Under that code, our military personnel are required to take under consideration the constitutionality of any order they are given. They are required to reject any order that they think would undermine, endanger or oppose the Constitution of the United States of America. That's all of our military personnel, from the highest star-rated general to the lowest deck scrubber and toilet cleaner.
I don't know the military code that governs NATO missions. Do our soldiers? Our military personnel are required, in basic training, to learn and memorize the uniform code of military justice. They are to know the parameters under which they serve and the conditions under which they must refuse to serve. The NATO parameters or the parameters of commanders from different countries who may now be commanding our troops, is a question mark. There should never be a question mark in our soldier's minds as to chain of command, disciplinary procedures or any other requirements for their jobs. For Mr. Obama to have put our soldiers under the command of a foreign entity without so much as a by your leave, is a breach of faith at a basic level.
A Commander in Chief who has served in the military will understand the requirements of a military chain of command in the United States military. Mr. Obama does not have that experience. So, perhaps he can be forgiven for, once again, making a mistake of inexperience. But being forgiven and suffering no consequences for mistakes are two different things. This is a decision that could spill American blood. This is a decision that puts Americans in harm's way, while not serving the vital interests of America. This is a decision that sets an unnerving precedent, if uncontested, for the use of the American military. Even Mr. Clinton's executive order PDD25 did not allow the command of our military to be ceded to a foreign power.
Mr. Obama has claimed to have a law degree, to have been a Constitutional scholar and yet, he seems to have had no problem breaching the contract under which our American military personnel serve. In the contract of service for our military, the offer is clearly to serve in this country's military, to sacrifice ones Constitutional rights, and to gain by that, whatever may be gained by way of pay, experience and training. Once you join the military, you are governed under the UCMJ, not the Constitution of the United States. That is a considerable sacrifice.
It is generally understood, that the military will be under the command of America's Commander in Chief and that it will serve the United States of America. There has never been any implication in that contract that the military of the United States of America would become the United Nations rent a cop, or a branch of NATO. There has never been any implication in that contract that our soldiers would be under the command of any one other than America's Commander in Chief, or that they would serve any purpose that does not serve the interests of America. Historically, American troops have never served under the command of a foreign entity.
There is an implication, however, that the blood, the sweat and the toil of American soldiers will NOT be used to serve the interests of a foreign entity. A president who understands the value of life would honor that implication. Mr. Obama, by his vote while serving as a senator for Illinois, has shown that he does not value life.(This is as concrete an example to demonstrate the value of promoting Christian principles and values in our nation and selecting Christian leaders for our nation as any one could wish.) To put our families and friends, our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters under the command and disciplinary procedures of a foreign entity without their consent is a breach of faith and contract that is unconscionable.
Many people have spoken about whether or not Mr. Obama's putting our military at risk in Libya when we have no vital interests in Libya is an impeachable offense. Their reasoning is that they thought the president of the United States was required, as the Commander in Chief, to get Congressional approval to deploy the military. They believed that it was in the Constitution somewhere that the president must do so. It is not.
The call for impeachment is nonetheless valid, because Mr. Obama has breached the contract of the United States of America with every single service man and woman who signed up to protect and defend this nation.
To place our military under the command of a foreign entity, to risk spilling American blood for reasons beyond our vital national interests or our protection and defense, is a breach of faith between the office of the presidency and the American people.
For this reason, Mr. Obama does not deserve and should not be allowed to continue to act as the president of the United States of America.
"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit" ~ Prov 29:23