“The bigger picture is that the U.S. Armed Forces have been under relentless attack by the occupant of the Oval Office for five years.” Captain Joseph John, United States Navy Retired
“Just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any worse, it does.” “Never in history has an administration spawned another scandal to cover up the current one.” Major General Patrick Brady, Retired Medal of Honor winner
Countless Alabamians have lived up to the Alabama State Motto of “We Dare Defend Our Rights”. They have donned the many uniforms of America’s Armed Forces, endorsed the blank check that requires, and freely gave their blood, sweat, and tears to defend liberty. Far too many have paid the ultimate sacrifice for Alabama and our great nation. We owe them our respect and eternal gratitude. We must raise our voices in support of them in the war being waged against them by our own government.
President Obama is intentionally decimating our Armed Forces in his Progressive effort to change America. America is being left open to attack in the name of political correctness. Lord help us all if he is not stopped.
Former Florida Congressman Allen West stated that; “To have the Chief of Staff of the Army confess to the world that our Army has not trained for six months is highly disturbing. It should make us all sleep less soundly at night.”
The President’s efforts are quite successful. Morale is at an all time low in all branches. A recent survey of the U.S. Army revealed:
- 52% are unhappy and rarely count on good things happening to them.
- 48% once considered their job one of the most rewarding on Earth.
- 28% of the Army and National Guard feel good about what they do.
Equipment is breaking down on a massive scale. To top it off, since Obama took office over 200 Generals, Admirals, flag officers, and other high rankiong officials have been axed at the rate of one a week. he seems to be culling those who respect their oaths to the Constitution. We should be very afraid of this travesty of justice.
Retired Army Major General Paul E. Vallely has stated that our incompetent Commander-in-Chief is “…intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon, reducing the U.S. as a super power, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”
The Golfer-in-Chief has cut $1.3 trillion from the Pentagon budget leading to reduced maintenance on aging weapons and equipment, diminished or cancelled training, and cutting back on benefits. Commissary privileges were cut at all 178 U.S. and 70 foreign bases. Combat brigades were cut to just two as ISIS and other enemies increase their numbers. He continues to tie the hands of our warfighters with ludicrous enemy friendly Rules of Engagement.
The faith of our fighting men and women are under attack by the same ideology. Christians are either thinking of leaving or are wary of enlisting as the military becomes a hostile work environment. The open expression of faith by troops and even chaplains are being discouraged and punished.
The Liberty Institute is a Texas based religious freedom organization representing two chaplains being punished for doing their jobs. These cases are:
- December 2014 Ranger Training Battalion Chaplain was given an Administrative Letter of Concern after a soldier complained he advocated Christianity and used the Bible in a mandatory suicide prevention training class. Go figure a chaplain advocating Christianity and using a Bible.
- In March, a Navy Chaplain was removed from his post and may be kicked out for counseling against homosexuality and sex out of marriage.
Michael Berry, Senior Counsel of the Liberty Institute stated in an interview with The Washington Times:
“People of faith are going to stay away from the military.”
Is this really what we want our military to devolve into?
We already have a shortage of qualified chaplains to minister to those who need it most. This Obama led assault on the profession of the chaplaincy is making it harder to recruit or much less retain those we do have.
Mr. Berry aptly describes the situation as; “There is a culture of hostility towards religion in the military right now.” Even the average enlistee is facing discrimination for practicing their beliefs. This is a situation that needs to be addressed.
As of December 2014, we have 2,837 active duty chaplains:
- Southern Baptists – 437
- Roman Catholic – over 200
- Jewish – 21
- Hindu – 1
The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) in a course on sexism taught that the Bible, the U.S. Constitution (which the Defense Department is sworn to uphold and protect), and the Declaration of Independence are “historical influences that allow sexism to continue.” When this Obamanation was exposed the courses were removed and labelled as being under review.
President Obama despises his little war on the military, the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence coming to light and back peddled quickly. This was nothing more than an attempt to undermine the faith and patriotism of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. It was a disturbing attack on our founding documents.
Our veterans are in the sights of our Progressive President as well as our active service men and women. AL.com’s Leada Gore in her article VA scandal hits Alabama: Here’s what we know so far detailed detrimental care being received by Alabama’s 418,000 veterans. Seems VA facilities in Montgomery and Tuskegee falsified records to hide true wait times.
They sacrificed for us and get neglected here at home. This behavior by the Obama Administration is inexcusable. It is also sad that the VA employees who blew the whistle on the scandal in Alabama were punished, threatened, or intimidated.
The act that has rankled many veterans came when Senator Charles Grassley shed light on the Obama Administration, Veterans Affairs, and the Justice Departments collusion to deny veterans their Second Amendment rights en masse. Seems like VA bureaucrats loyal to Obama’s schemes as of June 1, 2012 have reported 99.3% of veterans to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. These veterans have been labelled as mentally defective precluding their ownership or possession of firearms.
Enough is enough of Obama’s assault on liberty. If the American people do not wake up, stand up, and speak up we may not survive until 2016. America’s is on a downward spiral and a very slippery slope to destruction all in the name of hope and change. Will you take the time to lend your voice as a veteran or patriotic citizen? Will you stand in the gap today?