Over the past five years, Barack Obama (I really hate calling him President and find it even more difficult to show respect for the office with him holding it) has completely changed the face of America’s military. First he repealed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and opened the doors to homosexuals for active military duty.
Then Obama started a war on Christians in the military by restricting military items in combat zones because he didn’t want to offend Muslims in the area. He didn’t care anything about offending the Christian soldiers serving in OUR military. Then military chaplains were ordered to go against their faith and perform ceremonies for same-sex military personnel or face a general court martial. I found no reports that the same orders were given to Muslim chaplains or imams.
Perhaps one of the most disturbing changes that occurred in the military was the tailoring of the top military leaders based on the question of whether or not they would order their troops to open fire on American citizens on American soil. The military brass that said yes were placed in key strategic positions while those that said no basically ended their military careers.
Obama has been pushing to change the military retirement system. Instead of being able to retire after 20 years of serving your country and immediately being able to draw your military retirement, Obama wants to make it so that they have to wait until they reach 62/65 years of age. This will make it very difficult for many retiring veterans. They basically have to start all over with a new career at the age of 40-50 years of age. Without that military retirement pay, that transition could be a financial nightmare for many of them. It would also deter many military personnel from making it a career, instead of just a tour of duty.
During the sequestration earlier this year, military personnel had a number of benefits taken away including tuition credit and necessary training. Yet at the same time, the Pentagon decided to extend spousal benefits to same-sex partners of active military members, even though they aren’t married, but not to unmarried opposite sex partners.
Earlier this year, it was learned that the military began using a program that identified conservative, patriotic and Christian organizations as hate groups. Organizations such as the American Family Association, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America and Coral Ridge Ministries were labeled as hate groups by the Southern Pacific Law Center and the military has accepted their criteria. They went so far as to say members of these organizations were not welcome in today’s military.
Have you ever asked yourself why the Army and other branches of the military have begun identifying domestic organizations that are conservative, patriotic or Christian as hate groups? Why is this happening not long after Obama asks the top military brass if they would issue orders to shoot Americans on American soil?
I’m asking the questions that everyone should be asking and the only answers that seem to make sense are not ones I like, nor should you. So how would you answer the questions? Are your answers as unnerving as my own?