"...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.


  1. He's been relatively quiet lately.

    1. I'm sure these days it's tough for him to "navigate" which opinion to pretend to have while faithfully denigrating America and our Constitution. He needs to hang back and see which way the winds blow on that forum before he expresses himself.