"...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

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Lt Col Jason P. Williams: Refusing to Violate 2A Good, Refusing to Violate 5A Bad

For unprincipled people like Lt Col Jason P. Williams, one chooses their opinions like selecting from a salad bar.  "What looks good today?  Oh, I had that yesterday, today I'll try..."

As he navigates what opinions are popular, he has apparently stumbled upon the opinion that it is a good thing that a government employed public servant has refused to carry out the orders of a sitting governor with respect to violating the Second Amendment.  That's a good thing.  Lt Col Williams chose his salad wisely this go around.

But it wasn't long ago when Williams was brow beating your humble blogger, also a government employed public servant, for refusing an order to assassinate an American citizen outside a war zone who was no imminent threat.  Apparently his salad doesn't include the 5th Amendment right not to have life taken without due process of law.

Government refusing to unlawfully take the liberty and property of American gun owners is good.  Government refusing to unlawfully take the lives of Americans is bad.  And since Lt Col Williams isn't a sheriff, but rather a B-1 weapons officer in the Air Force, he can sing the praises of a sheriff with spine, but he can't be bothered to question unlawful orders that might come down to him and he doesn't appreciate those who do question such orders.  They're almost as bad as those military folks who refused to get the shot that he would have punished were he a commander rather than a back seater former ROTC instructor.

Good to see he's now advocating for "lawyering" unlawful orders from higher authority and crediting such action with having a spine.  It only took twenty years of uniformed "service" to get there.  I look forward to his new found principled view changing next week though.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

FAA Scrubbing Pilots with Unreported VA Disability Conditions....

This recent comment from Danger41 in a thread about veteran pilots playing fast and loose with the VA disability system, makes me wonder if memory loss isn't one of those conditions the FAA is looking into.  Memory loss and bouts of pure stupidity are definitely a danger for one.  Sadly, when demonstrated by a "public servant" like this war hero, it's a danger for all.

Selective memory is popular these days and, like so many VA disability claims, is often the result of will more than it is actual disability.  For example, one might selectively forget how Dan Tarleton outed my identity.  They might then choose to forget how I responded in kind.  Proportionality is a tough concept to remember with all those diversity CBTs clogging your cranium though.

Fortunately I blogged about it.
  That was nearly a decade ago though.  Hard to remember for some.  But I've had several memory joggers through the years to assist my recollection.