Homeland Security Calls Veterans Domestic Terrorists by John McClain
A movie called “Red” came out not so long ago which has been a real hoot. You have to watch it to get the real value and enjoyment and I highly recommend it. The premise is simple, it focuses on a number of retired former intel types, “spies”, both American and foreign, and their actions when the government decides they are too dangerous to allow to remain alive.
When it is put up against what has been happening for the last four decades of Soldiers and Marines returning from combat, it puts a whole new perspective on those who we send off to war, and how we treat our sons and daughters, when they return as “veterans”. To those in “homeland security”, they are but numbers, with statistical analysis of their skill groups, their experience level, and the potential threat they offer to a criminal government.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]The problem is a real simple one, our founders fought for their independence at a point in time when they were routinely denied the rights their fellow citizens “at home” enjoyed, and were laughed at when they expected such rights respected by the law. We have a nation where those given the authority to write law, make broad sweeping statements about what they would have come about, call it legislation, and then make a bureau, or use one long entrenched, and give those non-elected bureaucrats the authority to write rules which will effect the intent of their statements.
For example, for almost a century, politicians have been working on us, trying to get the whole population in an uproar over our “destroying our planet”. I won’t deny the pollution, nor the casual way we treat our home, however I do deny we have any such power as we have been led to believe, over everyday common issues. Congress has authority to write law, however what they have written intents, “the EPA will act to keep our environment clean”, and from there, we have no laws, but rules which govern our actions.
There is no aspect of our lives not equally impacted by rules rather than laws, because actually doing the legislative thing would interfere with their ability to get enough campaigning in. This began with the aftermath of the civil war, a time when half a nation was considered the enemy, and not considered to have rights, and it was so easy for congress, and acclimated for by “the people”, it became the way government would rule for the past century and a half almost.
Each and every one of those politicians, and for that matter, each bureaucrat has taken an oath to uphold the constitution, and do so “freely, without reservations, or purpose of evasion”, yet we have no law written with any ties to the constitution since reconstruction.
The exact reason veterans are officially “the most capable and likely domestic terrorists” is precisely because we don’t consider our oaths to be words, but a choice, made before God and our Peers, and because we go to war with our oaths, we consider them as binding to life.
One can’t “hold the line” except knowing “your second” isn’t every bit as determined, aggressive, and bull-headed about living through the night, and winning against the enemy. We live or die on our word, whether it is kept, or when we fail. Once having lived to principle, with the power to take life, and the equal chance of leaving one’s own on the field, honor never can be less than life or death again. Those who lose this lose their connection with life.
People easily pretend a principled stance to get where and what they want, commonly, and it scares the daylights out of such people when they meet those to whom the constitution is sacrosanct. For those of us who fought under that oath, we have connected exactly with our founders, and as they, would put government under the rule of law we came to live within, inside of.
For all the time since the onset of the civil war, government has operated above any written law, never having to toe the line of “constitution”, since it was set aside to “secure the union”, and was far too inconvenient to ever reinstate formally. For government, it is a “sound bite” used to justify practically anything; “for those who’ve fought under it”, we have become “the enemy of the state”.
This commentary was written exclusively for The Daily Rant (TDR) by Gunnery Sergeant John McClain, USMC, Retired. John describes himself: “I am a born again Christian, I remain a Boy Scout, having taken my oath in 1967, and never renouncing it. I believe the republic that was established is the best design government man ever made, and with notable exceptions pertaining to the evil of slavery, almost every change we have seen made to the constitution has been for the benefit of those who would rule people with none committed for any true improvement of our form and means as a nation. I don’t believe we can have “the republic of The United States” except that we return to limited government exactly as the constitution describes, and if we must rise in revolution to put down this domestic enemy, that is not our choice, but our duty to posterity.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here