“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.”
First of all, Islam is not a religion, in the sense that the term is commonly understood—so wrapping the Ground Zero Mosque in the First Amendment’s “freedom of religion” clause, is nothing but a strawman, a red herring, a “smoke and mirrors” obfuscation, designed to misdirect and confuse.
The First Amendment does not apply, because Islam is not simply a religion. Its religious wing is only one aspect of an aggressive religious/political/cultural/legal hegemony, that has been attempting to conquer the world for over a millennium.
Early in his Presidency, Obama assured the world that “Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
Well, sort of, in a way—kind of. Not really.
Names such as Anwar, Khalid, and Shabaz, are conspicuously absent from any roll-call of Revolutionary War patriots, but America did indeed have dealings with Islam, early on. Do the words “to the shores of Tripoli” ring any bells?
Muslim pirates started attacking American shipping in the Mediterranean, before the US was even a country. At first the US tried bribes and appeasement—to no avail. (Link)
Eventually, President Thomas Jefferson sent US Navy warships to defeat the Muslim pirates in 1805 (First Barbary War). President Madison found it necessary to repeat the exercise in 1815 (Second Barbary War). (Link)
In 1832, President Andrew Jackson again found it necessary to send out the US Navy to fight Muslim pirates. The US Navy paid a return visit in 1839, when Martin Van Buren was President. (First Sumatran Expedition) (Second Sumatran Expedition)
So yes, I guess you could say that Obama is somewhat correct; Islam has indeed played a part in “America’s story.” The US started out fighting Muslims, and we’re still at it, well over two hundred years later. That’s some shared history, all right.
As President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) put it: “Between these two religions [Christianity and Islam]…a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant…. ” (To be filed under, “the more things change, the more they remain the same”). (Link)
Another POTUS, Teddy Roosevelt, had a thing or two to say about Islam as well: “There are such ‘social values’ today in Europe, America and Australia, only because during those thousand years, the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do—that is, to beat back the Moslem [sic] invader.” (Link)
“The eternal invader,” to use Oriana Fallaci’s memorable phrase. (Link)
I would say that we’re not doing too well on “our watch.” Anti-American traitors such as NYC Mayor Bloomberg , and the commissioners who rubber-stamped their approval of Bloomberg’s Mosque, seem to have the upper hand these days. (Link)
As for the Muslims involved in the Ground Zero Mosque—you know about taqiyya —the permission Muslims have to lie to non-Muslims? Enough said. (Link)
Be that as it may, it’s time to briefly discuss meaningless oaths, and wrap this article up.
The fact that the POTUS and the deplorable 111th US Congress, treat their oaths to defend the US Constitution, as a joke, is unfortunately, not much of a surprise. (Link)
The fact that the US military treats their oaths as a joke, however, does come as something of a shock. I did not realize how thoroughly infested with spineless quislings, the US armed service’s officer cadre is. And it starts at the top. (Link)
When a deranged US Army officer shouting “Allahu Akhbar!,” shot 42 people at Ft. Hood last year, Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George “Diversity First” Casey’s, primary concern was, diversity. “… It would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” Christ on a crutch.(Link) (Link) (Link)
Don’t these jackasses realize that their CINC (Commander IN Chief) is a total cipher; that his past history is under lock and key? Don’t they care that the federal government is suing Arizona, parceling out our country piecemeal to the UN, and shredding our Constitution? (Link)
Outside of a relative handful of officers, there doesn’t seem to be any honor, fortitude, or integrity, in the higher echelons of the US military’s officer corps these days. (The lower echelons, and enlisted ranks, are a different story).
To give you an idea of some of the trash the military teaches these days, this is what the Pentagon has to say about the “melting pot theory”—you know, the idea that immigrants can, and should, assimilate into American culture?
This is from their Equal Opportunity Handbook: “The basis of this theory is a belief that people are more alike than they are different…. The problem with this theory, in practice, is that the expectation of treating people the same, is far removed from the reality, that they are treated differently, because of who they are. The end result is that people will feel separated from the dominant culture, because they are unable, or unwilling, to assimilate, or be ‘melted down.’” (Link)
Got it? Individuals with differing backgrounds, ethnicity, etc., can’t be expected to assimilate into American culture (or the military), because the poor dears are afraid of being (God forbid) “melted down,” like some Wicked Witch of the West, with a green card. (Link)
I say, get over it, and get with the program.
The list of higher ranking officers who have stood up to confront Obama’s legitimacy to be POTUS, would include, Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, and—well—that’s it.
Oh, and there’s Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (US Navy Ret.). Okay—he’s retired, but he was in the military at one time, so that sort of counts, right? (Link)
Where are the others! Where are all of the military officers who swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic….” Where the h—l are they?!
Here’s an idea. Seeing as how their oaths are obviously meaningless to them, let’s put a halt to this charade, and stop requiring members of Congress, and the military, from having to swear allegiance to the US Constitution.
It’ll save them all from any uncomfortable feelings, that may accompany their failure to honor their word, and it’ll save “we the people” from having unrealistic expectations of them.
We’ll know exactly where they stand—or rather, fall.
Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel.