Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My name is Christopher Davis I'm a former Arizona Army National Guardsman. I never served in combat and felt badly about that for a long time. But now I look at the Big Picture of global politics and feel more strongly then ever that I am lucky. What the duties of a soldier in combat are have never been blurrier. I feel our men are being exploited and no one is doing anything about it.
I grew up a few hours from Kent State University in Ohio, and we all know what happened there. I feel our leaders know no limits and the potential for that happening again has never been higher. Though my NCO's were clear on the line between moral and immoral orders and the soldiers individual responsibility, no formal training existed for guardsman, who will be the first called to RESTORE ORDER, and that scares the hell out of me now.
The Constitution belongs to the people (no matter how they alter it) and the Oath is the only protection it has. I thank the Oath Keepers for providing the backbone necessary for Our Leaders to see there are limits, and using military force to keep their power is never an option.
THANK YOU Stewart for allowing me the opportunity to stand behind My Oath in a manner that is morally acceptable to me, and once again protect my family and my country from those that would do it great harm.
Sincere and faithful service,