By Col. Larry Kaifesh, USMC ret
The 248th Marine Corps Birthday was yesterday. All around the world, Marines honor this sacred day with a celebration, some more formal than others.
The words of the Marine Corps Hymn, which include the powerful “First to Fight for Right and Freedom,” are noble, courageous, and inspiring.
Through history, those words have always been flawlessly fitting for warriors of the sea.
However, it pains me to no end to report that something has changed — not with the wonderful, outstanding young and junior Marine war fighters executing what they believe are lawful orders, but with the senior ranks.
I can’t emphasize the importance of the Oath of Office every single Marine, service member, and government official has to swear, and most specifically this clause: “that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t have to tell you something is terribly wrong with the country today.
I don’t have to tell you that the Constitution of the United States is getting attacked from multiple fronts.
We see the Constitution attacked through the censoring of the information we are trying to share and see, the propaganda being pushed on us by our own government and tyrannical forced mandates of vaccinations, lockdowns, and masks!
We see our government weaponized against parents who don’t want their children being indoctrinated but educated.
We see our government weaponized against priests and churches that support life and adoption over death and abortion.
We see our government weaponized against politicians who love and support the Constitution and are committed to Making America Great Again.
Most concerning, we see, clearly, a president selling out the country for personal gain and taking deliberate actions to destroy America in order to usher in the globalists goal of a one-world government.
I don’t have to tell you: most of the D.C. establishment is rotten to the core, specifically the Democrat party and the guy in the White House being controlled by Obama, one of the key globalists.
If the senior ranking Marines are not going to call out the attacks on the Constitution and the evil globalists pushing the destruction of America, who else will?
Yes, other senior ranking officers of the other services have an obligation, as do elected officials, but we expect more from the Marines!
Are they not the “First to Fight for Right and Freedom”?
If they aren’t, then the words are no longer flawlessly fitting, but empty rhetoric, highlighting capitulation, not courage.
Larry Kaifesh is a retired Marine colonel with 28 years of service and seven combat tours to the Middle East after the attacks of 9-11. For more information on Larry, you can visit his website at www.ConstitutionalCol.com.
Some comments on the article:
“I consider myself an old Marine as well. I was privileged to serve with the Marines in Danang, on loan from the Navy. Serving with First Medical Battalion as a surgeon. These comments are right on! I am so distressed with the direction our so-called leaders have taken our once proud and strong country. In taking the oath we all took, we actually all took the oath uttered by Patrick Henry when we swore to protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic!! Semper Fi and God bless America!”
“The Marine Corps has slowly succumbed to the constant pressure to include all manner of America degradation, by the woke fools of the Pentagon.”
“That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The last three words, “foreign and domestic”, scared the bejesus out of the left. The last thing they wanted was for all of the services to turn on a leftist controlled government and their efforts to destroy our republic. It is why, especially with Obama and later with Dementia Joe, there was an effort to first get rid of our war time generals and admirals. Then they purposely aggressively began to impose their LGBQTIA agenda within the military simultaneously imposed restrictions on religious and faith personnel. Unfortunately they have created a military that is more faithful to social causes than to our precious constitution.”
“As a former officer of Marines, I suggest we focus upon the fact that our sacred oath was to God. We swore before men to God himself that we would defend our Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. Our strength was in our faith. And we were open about it. We understood God’s hand upon our nation. That oath meant something.
Today, that sacred oath means nothing to a godless senior leadership in all branches of the military, all branches of government who have recited it without thought of God. The enemy has flooded our senior leadership with dangerous, godless, globalist and racist ideologies. This ideological transformation is intentional and almost complete; in the academies, and, most likely, in performance evaluations and promotion reviews.
It takes good men to understand the evils introduced into America by our leftist anarchists who are working in secret within our own institutions and whose intentions are anti-American and evil.”