"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The NSA's Continual Violation of our Constitution

There is an exceptionally well done interactive website that discusses the systemic, egregious, and completely inexcusable violation of the rights of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA).  The website linked above brings in great legal minds and a couple of members of Congress to provide a rich look at the agency's routine violation of our Fourth Amendment to our Constitution.  Scroll down that site to have the issue explained in great detail.

I recommend every single military person visit this page and review the content in its entirety.  This is information you need to know if you are to be well prepared to honor your oath; your solemn promise to the nation, and the taxpayers who pay you to not infringe on their rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Nobody said it would be easy.  Do the right thing, not the easy thing.  There is no choice but to risk yourself to do the right thing while you serve.  If that's too much for you, get out of the military now.  Don't walk, run.  For those who remain, you may get one chance to do the right thing while you're in - and if you fail during that opportunity, then you're a failure.  No stratification, no wing award, and no rank or position will ever be able to change that fact.  If you get tested, you must be ready.  Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  Don't be on the wrong side of that line.

If you need a tip on what it means to truly serve, consider the example of former Navy SEAL Mike Janke.

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