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Boycott the U.S. military
Posted By Joseph Farah On 12/06/2012 @ 8:25 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
This may sound like a strange idea coming from someone who loves and respects the U.S. military.
It’s time to deny it our sons and daughters and our grandchildren. For those young enough to serve, it’s time to deny it yourselves. It’s time to boycott the U.S. military.
What am I talking about? Have I completely flipped my lid? Who will protect the nation from foreign enemies in these turbulent times without manpower?
Let me begin with something that put me over the edge: When foreign-serving U.S. military personnel were systematically denied by the Barack Obama administration the right to vote in the 2012 presidential election, I decided I would never encourage any son, daughter or friend of mine to enlist voluntarily in the U.S. military again – at least during the next four years.
That was a disgusting, self-serving and deliberate political act by a White House hell-bent to maintain power by hook or by crook. And it denied those risking their lives for their country the sacrosanct right to participate in our electoral system.
That was it for me.
And I don’t just blame Obama. I blame every general or admiral who carried out those orders.
But there’s much more to this idea of a military boycott than just that national disgrace.
The man who made that political calculation is commander in chief of the U.S. military. It’s not that I don’t trust his judgment. It’s that I do. I trust him to make the wrong decision about the use of the military in every situation that arises.
I don’t want to see the best and the brightest of this generation sacrificed at the altar of political correctness, promotion of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East, same-sex marriages at West Point, women in combat, interventionism all over the globe without regard to national security interests or even humanitarian reasons.
It’s time to just say no to Obama playing God with our sons and daughters.
He demonstrated he has no commitment even to saving the lives of Americans under threat in Libya. That should be the central purpose of the U.S. military.
He clearly doesn’t recognize the gravest threats to our country – insolvency and global jihad. In fact, he seems to do everything in his power to foster both.
As a parent, would you encourage your children to work for a boss who is corrupt and dangerous?
I wouldn’t. And I won’t.
I’m not afraid to say it. I’m just surprised so few others – Republicans, Christians and conservatives – haven’t come to this conclusion yet or articulated it.
The argument that will be made against this idea is that we can’t afford to destroy the U.S. military for four years because it will be tough to build back up.
I’ll take my chances.
I’m not willing to have Obama shed more innocent blood with military policies that are counterproductive to the interests of the United States for four more years.
With the Middle East about to boil over thanks to his misguided military and diplomatic policies, Obama seems to be more incensed over the building of apartments in Jerusalem than he does with missiles fired on Jerusalem. He seems to be more concerned with Israel’s self-defense efforts than he does with the fact that his handpicked Muslim Brotherhood successor to Hosni Mubarak has just assumed dictatorial authority that made his predecessor look like Mahatma Gandhi by comparison. In fact, his administration seems more concerned with the national security threat posed by America’s returning veterans than he does about the wholesale invasion of the U.S. by illegal aliens.
Why would we provide our sons and daughters to be commanded by such a man – to risk their lives and limbs for his misguided and evil causes?
This is not the U.S. military of our forefathers.
This is Obama’s military.
If he wants to maintain it, let him do so with those who voted for him.
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