Dereliction of Duty

I’ll never hear your answers, but what do you consider to be your primary duties, or obligations as an American? Unless people deem to respond, I can only guess as to how they might answer that question, but I’m betting some will say; obey the law, pay their taxes, vote, or support the government, the troops, or law enforcement; you know, the typical answers you get from a thoroughly indoctrinated, dyed in the wool statist.

Since I’m asking questions, allow me to ask one more. I know people probably have a favorite person from the Founding Era, but could they name 3 key figures from that era; people who played extremely important roles in the events that transpired? I would have to say that they were, Patrick Henry; who gave us the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Next would be Thomas Jefferson, who gave us the Declaration of Independence. Then there would be James Madison, whose efforts culminated in the drafting of the Constitution.

You might have others, but I chose those 3 specifically; aside from the fact that they all played pivotal roles in the Founding Era. Each of those 3 men, although they may have worded it differently, all described your role as a citizen. Allow me to present what they said to you; in order of appearance of course.

First, here is what Patrick Henry said: Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force: Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Next, we have the words of Thomas Jefferson: The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.

Rounding things up, the thoughts of James Madison: Because it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entagled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. (My emphasis)

There you have it, 3 key figures from the Founding Era, and they are all telling you what? They are telling you that it is your duty to guard with jealous attention the public liberty; that it is your duty to resist government; that it is your duty to take alarm at experiments upon your liberty. Not a one of them said, “Gee, maybe we better vote these people out of office and vote some better ones in to replace them with.” They said resist, and Patrick Henry went so far as to say that nothing could preserve our liberty but force against those who try to take it from us.

There is a saying that states: Actions speak louder than words. Those from our Founding Era were eloquent, and some were quite prolific; there is no denying that. However, they were also men of action when action was called for. They dumped the East India Company’s tea into Boston Harbor, they destroyed the offices of tax collectors; while tarring and feathering others, and they chased the governor of Massachusetts out of his home, then proceeded to loot and ransack it…not to mention the fact that they turned their weapons upon law enforcement at Lexington and Concord.

Do they sound like the kind of law-abiding citizens that you believe it is your duty to be? It is a sad testimony as to how far this country has fallen, that if I and my friends were to do any of the things the Son’s of Liberty did, you’d call us domestic terrorists. Hell, if Samuel Adams were alive today, and he and his friends did any of the things they did during the Revolutionary Era, you would call them domestic terrorists!

I can understand why people would say obeying the law is their duty; it keeps the peace and maintains order in society. However, did you know that Thomas Jefferson also said: Law is often but the tyrants will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. The purpose of the law is to better secure our rights, and when those in power, use that power to pervert that function, it becomes our duty to resist! End of story, no further questions…

How many of you have heard of 10 USC, Section 892, Article 92? That particular section of the United States Code deals with dereliction of duty; a criminal offense punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The penalty for dereliction of duty can range from a simple reprimand on your record to forfeiture of all pay and allowances, to dishonorable discharge, to confinement for up to two years; including all the aforementioned penalties.

Have you ever asked yourself what the duty of the military is; I mean its primary function? I’ll bet that a bunch of you immediately thought…defend the country against its enemies. Close, but no; wrong answer. All one has to do is read the oath of enlistment a soldier, sailor, airman, marine takes to see what exactly their duty is: I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Now I could be reading things into this that aren’t actually there, but to me that sounds like their DUTY is to the Constitution, not the country. Their DUTY is to defend the entity created by that Constitution; the government. Their DUTY is to obey the orders of the head of that government; the President; and that failure to do that DUTY is punishable under the UCMJ.

I believe it was in the film World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, but in one apocalyptic movie, during a disaster, they show the key figures from our government being evacuated first, along with key documents; such as the Constitution. The people, as I recall, were left on their own to fend for themselves. Come to think of it, similar scenes play out in almost every movie that talks about an end of the world scenario; get the important members of government to safety, while leaving the people to deal with whatever is coming. I don’t know if they are providing you with clues to their game plan should the shit ever hit the fan, or if they are conditioning you into believing that their lives are more important than yours. If it is the latter; whatever happened to ‘all men are created equal?’

As some of y’all know, I served in the military; 3 enlistments in fact. Every year the Air Force told us that we had to go to the hospital and get our flu shots. I think I took it twice, maybe three times; times there was no way of getting out of it. Each time I took it, I got sick as a dog. Each year I avoided it I did not get so much as a runny nose.

All that time I served, wore the uniform of a U.S. serviceman, I thought I was defending freedom, only to find out I was serving tyrants who were intent upon depriving me, and my countrymen of the freedom I thought I had been defending. So, in a way, I feel kind of good about the fact that, even back then, I had a little bit of rebel blood in me; that I exercised my spirit of resistance every flu season.

Are you aware that the Pentagon released a directive stating that all U.S. fighting forces MUST be vaccinated for Covid, or face disciplinary action? According to Pentagon sources, upwards of 70% of the military have been vaccinated at this point, and that there still remain a few who are hesitant about, or flat out resisting taking the vaccine.

There are those who say that once you enlist in the military, your ass belongs to the government for the duration of your enlistment; and sometimes beyond. I used to think like that – back when I was a stupid fuck; and yes, for most of my life I WAS a stupid fuck! Now I believe, with every ounce of my being, that my rights, my liberty, my BODY, belongs to me; that there is not a law written by man that can make me do anything that deprives me of those rights, or forces me to put anything into my body I don’t want put into it; including their mandatory vaccine!

I know for a fact that if I were still on active duty, I’d be facing disciplinary action; for I would not allow them to inject that vaccine into me. There is a movie, some of you may have seen it, called Hacksaw Ridge. The movie centers around one Desmond Doss, a deeply religious individual who wants to serve in the armed forces, but refuses to carry a firearm; for Doss is a conscientious objector. During the film, Doss finds himself facing a choice; does he surrender his beliefs and submit to the Army’s demand that he carry a weapon, or does he stand for his beliefs. Luckily, Doss is saved by a letter stating that his right to go into combat without a weapon is protected by the Constitution. Doss then goes on to win the Congressional Medal of Honor by saving 75 men as an Army Medic during the invasion of Okinawa.

I derive a great deal of inspiration from that film; for unlike Saving Private Ryan, Hacksaw Ridge is based upon real life people and true events. I didn’t bring it up though to talk about what inspires me, or rave about how great the film was. The reason I bring it up is because I was wondering what percentage of those 70% who’ve already been vaccinated sacrificed/surrendered their beliefs to avoid facing disciplinary action? I’ll never know, and neither will you for that matter; yet it is a question I’ve been pondering for a few days now.

Let’s, for the sake of argument, say that I was still in the military, and my commander told me that I had to go to the hospital to take the Covid vaccine. Would I have the courage of a Desmond Doss and stand for what I believed in? I can’t be certain, but I think that I probably would; for on two separate instances I received letters of reprimand due to the fact that I did not go get my flu shot.

You see, I would just be one guy, disobeying orders to go take the Covid vaccine. Now, for the sake of continuing this train of thought, let’s say a few hundred flat out refused to take the Covid vaccine. With a total of around 1.3 million active-duty servicemen; not including reservists, a few hundred people refusing to take the vaccine would barely cause a hiccup. Let’s say a few thousand, or a hundred thousand refused to take it. If that were to happen, the military might begin to get concerned; it would be hard for them to perform as expected if they had to lock a hundred thousand active-duty service members in the brig; wouldn’t you think?

What if every single active-duty servicemen put down their guns, refused to report for duty, and stayed at home, or in the barracks, until the Pentagon rescinded the order that they take the vaccine? Imagine the panic among the Joint Chiefs if the military just stopped – dead in its tracks – all because those doing the work and the dying refused to take the Covid vaccine.

Honestly, if that were to happen, I think my heart couldn’t take it; it would burst in my chest out of sheer joy. At the minimum, I’d stand upon my roof and repeat the words of Samuel Adams: What a glorious day for America. You see, if that had happened, instead of 70% caving and taking the vaccine, it would have shown me that the spirit of resistance spoken of by our Founders was still alive and well. Sadly, that isn’t what happened.

Yet still, my fictional scenario gives you a glimpse into what could happen if enough people rose up and said: NO MORE. WE WILL NO LONGER COMPLY WITH THIS BULLSHIT! If one person did it, they could arrest them, or gun them down if they resist. If a hundred people were to do it, they could do the same. But if hundreds of thousands, or millions even, began saying one simple word, NO, they’d go into an apoplectic fit.

They derive their power through your consent; it’s that simple. You stop consenting and they lose their power. Think about it; if you were to take this government and transport it to an isolated tropical island, who could they exercise their authority upon? They need people to govern, and so long as YOU obey, they retain their power. If you stop obeying, at least those laws that violate your rights and liberty, then what could they do to punish 328 million people?

The simple fact is, they need us far more than we need them; and this becomes even truer the closer one gets to becoming totally self-reliant for all their wants and needs. The less we depend upon them for anything, the easier it becomes to say no to them; and vice versa; the more we depend upon them, the harder it becomes to say no to them.

Just remember, it is your duty to say no when the laws they enact violate your rights, or infringe upon your liberty. Our rights do not come from government; they come from our Creator. I cannot believe that such a precious gift would not come with a sacred obligation to defend it against any, and all who would try to take it from us.

There may not be a tribunal on earth to prosecute us for neglecting our duty, but we will be held accountable for our actions during our lives when we stand before our Creator. Every one of Christ’s disciples gave up their lives standing up for what they believed in. They will be rewarded for remaining loyal and true to their beliefs.

Can the same be said of you? The time is drawing near where you will be faced with making a decision. I see a time, not far off in the future, where you will be told that if you do not take the vaccine, you will not be able to shop for food, obtain medical services, or even access and spend the money you earn.

We could avoid that before it happens if we all stood together and said NO MORE, right now; but I don’t see it happening. The question you must, therefore, ask yourself is; when that time comes, when they leave you with that choice, will you have the courage to stand up and say: Give me liberty or give me death.

All I know is, if you answered yes, I’ll see you on the battle lines…

About Br'er Rabbit

I'm just one person out of millions of others. The only thing different about me is that I don't walk around with my head up my ass.
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