US military and families: the Oath of Enlistment is the military’s honor and foundation of armed service: “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Basic training includes instruction to refuse unlawful orders, with officers authorized to arrest those who issue them. The most important unlawful order to recognize is to deploy for OBVIOUS unlawful war.
Current US wars, including any attack on Syria, Iran (and here, here), and/or any other “barbaric terrorist” enemy, are Orwellian unlawful because US armed attacks, invasions, and occupations of foreign lands are unlawful Wars of Aggression. Two US treaties, the Kellogg-Briand Pact and UN Charter, make armed attacks on another nation unlawful unless in response to armed attack by that nation’s government. Under Article Six of the US Constitution, a treaty is our “supreme Law of the Land;” meaning that no order can compromise a US active treaty.
This is US Constitutional Law, a requirement of the US Constitution, demanding US military to defend.
Importantly, all “reasons” given for war to Americans, our military, and the world are now disclosed by US official documents as known to be false as they were told. Of 248 armed conflicts since WW2, the US started 201 (81%), killing ~30 million human beings; more than killed by Germany in WW2.
All of our families sacrificed through two world wars: if there’s one law that Americans should know as least as well as rules of their favorite sport, it’s war law.
US military JAG authors/attorneys explicitly state on page 6 that war is illegal unless a nation is under attack from another nation’s government, or can provide evidence of imminent threat of such attack:
“Anticipatory self-defense, whether labeled anticipatory or preemptive, must be distinguished from preventive self-defense. Preventive self-defense—employed to counter non-imminent threats—is illegal under international law.”
As many in alternative media have reported for years, the US was not attacked on 9/11 by another nation’s government, and the US explicitly stated they had no evidence of any imminent threat of attack. Indeed, when all “reasons” for US wars are now known to be lies known to false as they were told, and disclosed by official US government agencies’ official documents, there appears to be no more ridiculous claim of “lawful orders by a US president” than any order associated with current armed attacks.
Following orders is not service to the US Constitution because there is ZERO responsibility to support and defend the US Constitution.
Following such orders is evil obedience to dictatorial decrees because there is no lawful order for unlawful wars.
Following illegal orders is also evil because honor and Oath demand arresting those issuing orders for unlawful wars, issuing orders to destroy US Constitutional Rights (we’ve lost almost all of them), and issuing law for fundamental economic fraud damaging Americans to the annual cost of trillions of dollars.
If these wars centering in war and money are to end, it will be from public removal of consent, expressed in numerous and creative ways. To achieve this stage, it seems the precursor stages must include recognition of war law, and that these wars are not even close to lawful. The removal of consent for unlawful war would arrest/stop the wars.
This said, the most expedient pathway would be for the public to speak for arrests of the war “leaders” now because it’s so clear the wars they order are unlawful. The arrests would be to stop apparently obvious crimes: Wars of Aggression and treason.
Given such arrests would be an absolute reversal of history to-date, this means history provides no precedent to explain how this would happen. Given this lack of precedence, these are possible arrest scenarios (more here):
- Federal law arrests for treason and/or other unlawful orders violating the US Constitution (consider Oath Keepers).
- State arrests for murder of residents under the unlawful lies to send residents to their deaths via unlawful Wars of Aggression.
- Military arrests for unlawful orders, Wars of Aggression.
- International Criminal Court (under similar control as the UN to avoid the biggest War Crimes).
- Citizen’s arrest.
Those interested in taking the lawful course of arrests of OBVIOUS War Crimes would have the unique challenge to marshal strategy to use limited resources for the endgame result of removing War Criminals from power.
A way to help is for We the People to communicate demand for such arrests.
A useful place for Americans to stand is with the US Supreme Court in one of its most cited decisions:
Anything passed as law in obvious violation of the US Constitution is not law, but void.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Marshall’s crystal-clear wording is here.
This definitive legal ruling empowers Americans acting upon or enforcing such non-laws to reject them in full confidence of their Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
The 3-minute video asks police, military, and other law enforcement:
When you signed-up to serve the US Constitution, was your Oath sincere?
Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences. I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu
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