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A few years ago, actually a few, few years ago, I took an oath when I joined the United States Army as an enlisted soldier.

“I, _____, 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.”

When a Military person is an officer the oath is a little different.
“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 or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations 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.”

The United States President also takes an oath.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Senators also take an oath.
I 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 on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

Representatives also take an oath.
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or 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 on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Now, all of these have a similar theme.
“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic” However, it strikes me that of all of the above “servants” of the United States there is one, ONE, major difference and that difference is what makes the United States Veteran unique and MORE qualified to serve as lawmaker in the Federal Government.
The Veteran had put his or her very life on the line to support that oath. None of the others do and none of the others are required to serve in the military before moving to the positions they wish to hold.

Maybe there is something wrong with that thinking. After I took my oath My President had my life in his hands and I tell you what, that makes you stop and think.

Doesn’t it seem a little wrong to have a non-military person as Commander in Chief? A person that has Not been there and Not done that telling the military forces, under his command, to possibly give up their life for the Country (and simply by his position, for him).

I wonder if a requirement to fill ANY political position in the Federal Government should be at least three years of Active Duty? Hey, at least military people, in my experience, can sit down and reach the proper decision at the proper time. They probably will not wait for months before making a military move and they will probably remember that Oath, the very first one on this post, and put Our Country before anything else.

And that’s my view.

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