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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2007 04:12 pm
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Johan Steele
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352

Joined: Sat Dec 2nd, 2006
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I disagree on the aspect of an oath, a mans word was his bond. Enlisted men did not have the option of resigning their commision so they might hurt their country... neither should officers. Some of those resignations were applied after officers had willfully betrayed their men and country.

There is no end date on that oath, it is reaffirmed now w/ every enlistment. IMO those officers who dropped their oath because it was no longer convenient betrayed their word and they betrayed the nation that had educated and given them a career.

An oath doesn't have an appelet on the end that states "so long as is convenient."

Just my couple pennies worth influenced by the writings of a couple Regulars who were on the receiving end of what they saw as the basest betrayal.

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