Wednesday, September 10, 2014

And The Saints Go Marching On...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth


Is it a full moon? Ya just can't make this stuff up! Looney at best, dangerous at its worst.

Military service should rightly be reserved for those who believe in and are willing to die for what America stands for - and what America stands for is a belief in God as the source of our rights.

The United States Air Force has refused to allow a sergeant to re-enlist because he will not say "so help me God."

The Air Force is doing exactly the right thing here. There is no place in the United States military for those who do not believe in the Creator who is the source of every single one of our fundamental human and civil rights.

Serving in the military is a privilege, not a constitutional right. And it should be reserved for those who have America's values engraved on their hearts.

Naturally, the American Humanist Association, which has never seen a constitutional liberty it respects, intends to challenge this decision.

This case should be thrown out of court. The Constitution nowhere gives the federal judiciary any authority to set military policy. That's reserved for Congress and Congress alone.

(The "religious test" referred to in Article VI of the Constitution is a reference to a detailed or specific Christian statement of faith, and refers to elective or appointive office and not to military service. States, under the Constitution written by the Founders, can require any kind of religious test they want, and Article VI was designed to protect that power and reserve it for the States.)

Why is all this important? Because our military exists to uphold and defend our Constitution, and the Constitution in turn identifies the "unalienable rights" the Declaration refers to that our government is obligated to protect.

These rights do not come from government, they do not come from the commander-in-chief, and they most certainly do not come from some activist judge. They come from God himself. We are not evolved, as this wannabe-enlistee believes, but we are "created," and "endowed by (our) Creator with certain unalienable rights."

This is an absolutely foundational, non-negotiable, bed-rock American principle: there is a Creator - with a capital "C" (you could look it up) - and he and he alone is the source of the very rights the military exists to protect and defend.

An individual who does not understand and believe this has no right to serve in the U.S. military. Military service should rightly be reserved for those who believe in and are willing to die for what America stands for - and what America stands for is a belief in God as the source of our rights.

A man who doesn't believe in the Creator the Founders trusted certainly can live in America without being troubled for being a fool. But he most certainly should not wear the uniform.

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Via: Memeorandum

6 comments:

  1. Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war....?!

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  2. "The Air Force is doing exactly the right thing here. There is no place in the United States military for those who do not believe in the Creator who is the source of every single one of our fundamental human and civil rights.

    Well if I may say so the Creator "who is the source of every single one of our fundamental human and civil rights" messed up big time in not making it fundamentally clear that it is inhuman to own people as property and to withhold voting rights from women and non-property owners. Big, big mistakes. How did those fundamental human and civil rights get left out of our founding documents? Weren't the founding fathers Christians? I'm told this country was founded on Christian principles, and yet owning human beings and destroying their families seems to be, to reasonable people who are Christian or not, a monstrous idea.

    All that aside, the Air Force, or other military organization that imposes religious orthodoxy on everyone, is no different from the religious zealots we're up against in the Middle East. People, of course, don't see it that way when it is their religion that is being imposed.

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  3. I found myself thinking the same thing BB Idaho. That and are these folks devoid of reason and logic? Wait, I know the answer to that one.

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  4. Shaw, the glaring inconsistencies and lack of rational thought displayed by folks like the one who wrote this article is frankly shocking.

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  5. This story reminds me of the media circus and the comments of “true believers” in response to the death of Pat Tillman – the American football player who turned down a $3.6 million contract to serve his country in the aftermath of 9/11.

    Whether Tillman was agnostic or atheist, his religious views should have no bearing on his military service – or the sacrifice he made on behalf of his country. Yet, here is what then-Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Kauzlarich, Regimental Executive Officer at Forward Operating Base Salerno on Khost, Afghanistan, said:

    "These people [meaning atheists] have a hard time letting it go. It may be because of their religious beliefs. When you die, I mean, there is supposedly a better life, right? Well, if you are an atheist and you don’t believe in anything, if you die, what is there to go to? Nothing. You are worm dirt. So for their son to die for nothing and now he is no more... I do not know how an atheist thinks …

    Equally despicable; yet this kind of Fundamentalist exceptionalism has been going on for a long time.

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  6. The article author, Bryan Fischer, churns out a steady stream of that sort of thing. So much so, that
    he has become grist for the mill over at Right Wing Watch, where they present dozens of his screeds.

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