Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan: Traitor

Austin Bay is right. Nibal Malik Hasan has committed treason. There is no other charge that is possible at the moment.
Hasan's treachery is more like that of America's most infamous traitor, the Revolutionary War's Benedict Arnold. The fortuitous capture of a British spy foiled Arnold's plot to betray the Continental Army position at West Point to the British. Arnold committed treason for money and rank in the British Army, and his treachery put American soldiers and the war effort at risk. Hasan's treason employed terrorist tactics. Sure, the lawyers can argue Hasan attacked soldiers, with civilians as incidental targets, and the assault occurred on a military post, but the tactics are those used by jihadis in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Indonesia and a score of other nations -- the armed killer entering an open facility and massacring unarmed men and women.
As a former US Marine, I take that question very seriously, I too once swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Try him under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and if he is found guilty...hang him in a public ceremony. Furthermore, that execution should be broadcast world wide. That is the message we need to send to those who would undertake Jihad against the United States. It's long past time to follow the wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt,
"Speak softly and carry a BIG STICK"!!!
More importantly, those who would wage war against us, need to understand that we are not afraid to wield that stick upon those who would war against us


Cec Moon said...

Rich, you are spot on this one. The problem goes beyond the action itself. Enlisted men are directed to follow their officers without question. This action is a direct assault on that relationship between the two groups. Any happening which attacks the status of the officer corps in relation to the enlisted ranks and engenders mistrust between the two is treasonous. I no longer have a UCMJ but I'm certain it is covered.
Keep up the good work.

Happy 235th birthday jarhead; from an old grunt.

Anonymous said...

MASH message for Islamic terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan:

Mr. Hasan,

May you be swiftly executed, may you rot in Hell for eternity, and may your family be ashamed of you for as long as they shall live.

With utmost contempt,

Muslims Against Sharia

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Rich V. said...

Yep, MAS I obviously do have comprehension problems, but no one is perfect, that's what I get for reading in haste. No one is perfect, and I for one am certainly fallible.

Anonymous said...

I gotta hand it to you, takes a man to admit things. Most people would have just deleted my comment.

Rich V. said...

When I'm wrong, I admit it. I take my lumps when they are merited. I deserved the lumps you handed me, and corrected my comments to show that I was in fact...wrong. Not so hard to believe.