"...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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Doing What the Rest Won't Do

Just saw this rare positive message from a peer, about my fight at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as discussed on Fox News, over at the Digital Clown Show.

A pilot posted:
I say good for him, and I like to watch/DVR Stossel ('The Independents' on FBN is even better, and entertaining). I'm assuming it's cool with big blue, that or he just doesn't care anymore?

I didn't agree with everything he has said (on here and other places) but I give the guy a lot of credit for standing up and taking the heat that comes with it. Most of us (whether in the military or not, and myself included) rarely take a stand on issues we feel strongly about, but he has done it, whether you agree with him on the issue/how he took it on, or not. It's easy to demonize the people that put themselves out there, and again, that's because they're doing what the rest of us won't do.

The most important point in this post, is the acknowledgment that officers who take an oath to defend the constitution against domestic enemies, are not willing to make good on their oaths.

That is something that we need to fix.

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