President Biden, you, and your administration disgust me! I did not vote for you, but I was willing to support you as president back in January and show you respect. Even though I continue to have reservations regarding the veracity of the 2020 Elections, the transparency of the election counts, and the skullduggery witnessed, I was willing to give you a chance. Your actions in Afghanistan have sundered my cherub-like demeanor and turned the extended olive branch into a torch for your pyre!
Let me be perfectly clear, the blood of every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, who has served, is serving, or will serve in Afghanistan is on your hands for your ineffective and wholly useless policy in that country! Worse, the tears and blood of children being abused, murdered, raped, and assaulted are also on your hands. You allowed a mostly peaceful situation to become an open and festering warzone, again, and it is all your fault! You cannot blame Congress, you cannot hide behind the media, you cannot shirk accountability behind generals and pentagon officials, you are the Commander in Chief, and it is your sole responsibility to lead the armed forces of these United States.
Sure, we in the service swear an oath to the U.S. Constitution and the officers appointed over us, but the first officer we pledge obedience to is the U.S. President. You, sir, need to learn responsibility for the men and women you lead. I plan to teach you and every American who is privileged to read this article the power of the office and the responsibility of the office you hold. How will I instruct you; through the U.S. Presidents who came before you!
The power of Commander in Chief is derived from the U.S. Constitution:
“Article II Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the Commander in Chief clause, states that “[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States when called into the actual Service of the United States.”
Mr. President, you need to take two lessons from President General George Washington.
- “But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg every gentleman may remember it in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.”
- “In politics as in philosophy, my tenets are few and simple. The leading one of which, and indeed that which embraces most others, is, to be honest, and just ourselves and to exact it from others, meddling as little as possible in their affairs where our own are not involved. If this maxim were generally adopted, wars would cease, and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks, and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy.”
Do you understand these two fundamental principles of being the Commander in Chief? Humility is not a weakness but an inner strength to know and do what is right in exercising your command. You were given the greatest honor possible, to lead men, and women, into battle, and you have pissed that honor away for trinkets not worth a mess of pottage!
The second principle of being the Commander in Chief is demanding honesty, first from yourself, then from others. Is the job too big for you? It’s no shame to admit you are in over your head. It is no shame to realize you need help. It is a crime to act like you have the brains and talent, lying to yourself, while the world burns like Rome and Nero fiddles! Your counselors, administration, and vice president are all crooks, scoundrels, and fools, but you have the responsibility! This is why honesty is so desperately needed and fundamentally critical.
President Jefferson provides the following principle for the Commander in Chief, and while President General George Washington embodied this principle, President Jefferson said it best:
“If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”
Are you informed about the consequences of your decisions? If so, why are you continuing to adhere to wrongheaded decisions that are destroying America, ruining Afghanistan, and allowing China to threaten her neighbors, bully her neighbors, and be the aggressor party in a prelude to war? Do you not understand that your responsibility for the consequences of your decisions is eternal, and you owe the God of this land, even Jesus Christ, accounting for how you have led during your time in office? The blood of innocent people is on your hands because you and your advisors have refused to listen, refused to act, and chosen the worst possible action when working to the detriment of everyone on this planet. You are actively failing as a president; does this not matter to you?
Inherent in the law is the following axiom:
“Ignorance of the law is not an excuse for breaking the law.”
You need to understand this principle, for failure to be learned is not an excuse, ignorance of the law is not an excuse, and ignorance of the consequences is not an excuse. You cannot blame your staff when standing before a judge and jury, nor can you evade responsibility and accountability. Honestly, the responsibility ultimately stops at your desk, the music ends, and you are left holding the bag full of whatever crap landed on your desk.
President Jefferson also provides the following axiom for a Commander in Chief, one which you have avoided your entire life, and it is time you were made to should this burden as an adult!
“A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.”
What does this mean; allow me to explain using your example. Your first, Second, and Third attempts at running for president were fraught with verbal gaffes where outright lies, bald-faced untruths, and plagiarized speech were put forth for the public as your ideas and ideals. Thus making you a liar, a thief, and the worst sort of scoundrel possible, yet, through gerrymandering and a lot of money and your Jello-like spine, you have managed to stay in office long past your maximum level of incompetence. What sort of moral society have you been promoting and living in? Do you realize you are responsible for that moral decay you have been broadcasting from your senate office? Do you know that your morals are now being stamped upon the military, and the military is going to find that your morals do not fit the honor, courage, and commitment needed to fulfill the mission? The Uniform Code of Military Justice, which you now fall under as Commander in Chief, would find you guilty and in need of severe punishment. How can a soldier, airmen, Marine, sailor, etc., go before the mast for UCMJ punishment with you as Commander in Chief and be found guilty of morals you exemplify daily? By the way, this is the same problem your buddy Obama suffered from for eight damnable years when he occupied your chair!
Speaking of eternal consequences, and being the Commander in Chief, President Lincoln has some choice words for you to learn.
- “In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”
- “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
- “With this honor devolves upon you also a corresponding responsibility. As the country herein trusts you, so under GOD, it will sustain you, [or utterly reject you].”
As you have been weighed, measured, and found wanting, I will take a moment and explain to you what these three quotes mean for the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. Firstly, watch your language. You have not done very well with this in the past. Your lies, half-truths, falsehoods, and plagiarized speech is beyond contempt, but the useless speeches you keep giving threatening to put legal and law-abiding citizens in prison for the sole crime of making a living is beyond detestable and shows a definitive lack of character.
Secondly, your words last for eternity. I remember watching you as a child and thinking, “Putz!” Then cheering when the news broke that you had chucked your campaign for president. How wonderful the Internet is for bringing back your words for your shame and discomfort, and how I enjoy watching your comments fall from your lips and condemn you for the liar and cheat you are.
Thirdly, those crimes are coming back in spades by trying to evade responsibility yesterday for being a liar and cheat, a thief, and a robber. But, you have been placed into a position of honor for which you are not comfortable, for which you have not the strength, stamina, and mental fortitude to perform the necessary duties the role commands. Who is making the decisions in the White House? Why?
Finally, we come to the absolute crux of the matter. As Commander in Chief, the honor of commanding men and women in the military comes with a corresponding responsibility. The country loves her military and trusts you to treat them appropriately. You did not do so in January and got a minor backlash. You are not doing so in Afghanistan and will catch a much higher backlash as the media watches a repeat of Saigon in Kabul as the Embassy is evacuated. Your buddy Obama has a dead Ambassador he has never answered for, which (historically) has always been a declaration of war. What do you have? An entire country laid to waste, the waste of millions of dollars in materials, millions of lives destroyed, and the wasted efforts of millions of people and multiple presidents. You have betrayed the American people’s trust, and you will be held accountable, just like your good friend Mayor Lightfoot (with stickyfingers) is being held accountable in Chicago, only many, many magnitudes worse!
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