A Special Kind of “NO”


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Over 1,000 former and current Green Berets signed their names to a letter released to the media lobbying against any restrictions whatsoever to gun ownership. Read their letter here, Drafted by retired Army Special Forces Master Sgt. Jeff Hinton,

The American flag does not wave because the wind moves past it. The American flag waves from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’ THAT, my friends, is Honor … and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

I believe the libs, anti-American progressives, socialists, Marxists, Communists, and RINOs alike, fail to realize that almost all soldiers, both active duty and veterans, have a certain love for America, the kind of love that they would NOT think twice about dying for. And if it comes down to “We the People” vs. “Them the Government,” Iโ€™m fairly certain how things will shake out, arenโ€™t you?

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  • Bill

    I read this the other day….at least SOME people still have their head screwed on right!

  • Bill

    At least SOME people still have their head screwed on right!

  • foxxybey

    Amen Bill this former Marine side with the special forces and took a oath to defend the Constitution not the president and nobody has to follow a unlawful order either military or civilian. I know where I stand on this issure.

    • Have you heard that Obama is kicking out ALL officers who won’t say that they will fire on Americans? I believe the context is where they are told to, but with not consideration for whether it is legal or not.
      That would go along the revoking of the DADT, that invites the disfunctional who hate American stratight people to take a major role in military forces. I am sure that they will be glad to fire on Americans.

    • Who the hell was the liberal panzi assed commie that “down thumbed” this? Geeee wiz! Fox, can’t say I’ve ever dawned the uni but God bless you and all you guys buddy! And I say to you brother Semper Fi. I might not be a brother in arms (as of yet) but I am a brother in heart!

  • Irish

    This Navy vet agrees with both of you and will be standing beside you should it prove necessary.

  • mrsgunnut10

    Amen to Bill AND foxxybey, I am a little over 20 year Military Retiree. I was first, drafted into the United States Army in 1953, I spent 3 years 2 months and 27 days Active Duty, mostly in a 280 mm Atomic Cannon Unit, B Btry 216th Field Artillery Bn.. After that I enlisted in the United States Air Force and stayed until Retirement. Each Time I enlisted, the Oath I swore to, I promised to give my life in Support of the United States Constitution, its Laws and the American People. Today at 79 years of Age, That Oath & Promise still stands. I also know where I stand on this issue. Thank you for your time. TSgt., USAF retired.

  • curious

    I took the same oath in 1957.It is still in effect! I’m with those SF boys 100%!! God save the USA!

    • The question is ALREADY coming to bear. Will you be willing to do when DHS and a swat team show up at YOUR door IN FORCE. The guy in New Mexico DID NOT FIGHT BACK and they TOOK 1500 guns from him. (He was a collector and a FFL dealer)
      So there is a knock on your door.
      1. Lock, load , shoot
      2. Open the door and be arrested and your guns confiscated
      3. Refuse to open the door. >????????
      What WILL you do?

      • I could tell you….but I’d have to kill you. lol Rest assured I have a fool hearty but I believe otherwise genuinely effective plan. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • buckofama2010

        Got THAT covered

  • CyclingFoodmanPA

    It is funny (well, not really), in 1980 when I took my oath as an Infantry Officer, never in my wildest dreams could I imagine the United States going in a down ward spiral as fast as it has the last 4 years. I better start rereading those FM’s!

  • I don’t think that the dems and libs really care. They have shown their disdain for military as shown by Clinton’s slashing of the military and refusing to give them even ONE RED CENT of pay increase in 8 YEARS. They don’t try to hide it.
    And they are not trying to hide their hatred from American, liberty, freedom and true patriots. After all, they are puppets of the Bilderbergs and they are socialists/communists

  • I stand by the code of conduct I took as a army viet nam veteran . Protect my God given right of freedom of religion and the people of our great country and the Constitution

  • mike waz

    These guys take their oath seriously. Not like our Liberal politicians.

    • buckofama2010

      YES WE DO

  • The oath that I took stated ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.

  • Griz

    God Bless You Guys, Viet Nam Vet.

  • It’s great to heat all of the vets standing for their Oath and willing to fight along-side the rest of us, if need be. The question is, how many current active soldiers will stand with us and what goodies will they be liberating from government stockpiles to help us defend America?

  • *hear*

  • This is the 1 st correct step in solving the problems that this country has , regarding the use of firearms , in criminal activities !! Hoo-ahh I am onboard , count me in Sir .

  • I hope you’re right since it appears more and more that that is exactly what it is going to come down to: will military personnell obey Obama and fire on their fellow citizens or obey the Constitution?

  • Buck

    One more favor needed from these great Americans , to stand up to any foreign forces brought in collect our guns , or for that matter to do anything to enforce unconstitutional policies and or mandates by a rogue government .

  • mike waz

    Proud to say my son is Special Forces. We need these guys to speak up. It’s funny, Obama has said “he sees no reason why anyone in America should own a gun” yet he sends F-16 jets…people killing machines…. to the Muslim Brotherhood running Egypt. Plus some tanks to help keep the population under control. He also gave guns and ammunition to Libyans and Syrians…so the people could fight against their TYRANNICAL government! Yet he does not think American citizens should own guns? He is said in another article to be firing military personel who will not declare that they would fire upon American citizens. First of all, who would ever ask such a question. And secondly…why is he thinking like that? So, if he thinks the special forces soldiers feel this way…won’t he try to get rid of them? The democrats – the people who are dem’s need to open their eyes about this guy. Everything good he promises, doesn’t happen. Things that are bad for America….he makes them happen.

    • I’m not a Democrat but I am proud of the good man who is our President.

      • John, he might not be as good as you think. Go to Jeremiah 39:2 and plug in that time span from Sept 11, 2001. Then, do a study on the kings that sat in the middle gate. Those were demons and Sumerian “gods”. Notice they sat in the “middle gate”. The date that you end with is Inauguration day. Nergal, if you back track it is Beelzebub. Lord of the flies. Also Lord of high noon. Remember that lucifer and sun worship. Now. The god of high noon sat in the middle gate (in imagery of our nation’s 3 branches of power, the Executive is always portrayed in the center.) and he is named 2 times in the same sentence. Obama had 2 inaugurations. One official as declared by the 22nd amendment on Sunday. And then a public one on Monday. Remember the whole Lord of the flies thing because lately, Obama has been attracting flies. In JANUARY. Flies aren’t active in winter months. The nine harbingers have came to pass, which is the 9 warnings that God gives before He judges a nation. Obama will be delivered up to the Antichrist. Now, I don’t know if that means he is, or he isn’t/wasn’t but now he is or soon will become, or that he will be taken out by him…not sure. But the same day the pope resigned, lightning struck the vatican.

        • Alex M

          I’m trying to understand your message here, but I’m afraid I’m having to admit defeat.

        • buckofama2010

          The antichrist is the papal throne according to the CLEAR description in Revelation. ovomit is a sock puppet

        • He he

      • buckofama2010

        He is an evil tyrant, hardly even a man and definitely NOT good

        • Guys, John is the resident troll here. He will say anything to rile people up.

  • robert smith

    You boys are not alone. I am a United States Marine that retired after 24 years of service. Like all former and current members of the Military, we took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I joined the Corps in 1963 and retired in 1987. I served 3 tours in Viet Nam as a Recon Marine fighting foreign enemies. Now its time to fight the domestic variety. To all active and reserve military members – If and when the time comes that our Government fires on American Citizens, I hope you remember who the enemy really is. It’s not the American People. Its the man giving the orders to shoot Americans. God bless the boys with the Green Covers. I served with you at a place called Thong Duc, Viet Nam.

    • Robert Smith, God bless you buddy! I never dawned it but God I love you guys. Every single one of you. All I can do is cheer you guys on and try and keep behind yuns. lol But throw me one, show me how to operate and I’ll throw a few at them if the time comes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope God has spoken peace to your heart and mind over these years from the hell you boys went through. All yall are always in my heart and in my prayers. From a grateful civi!

  • Yes we have a severe tendency to mean what we say and back it up with action. If Obama decides to play games with martial law look for a Beret and rally round. Drive on.

  • Luke

    I applaud the writers of this letter but it will not do any good. We live in a post-factual, subjective period. Arguments made to logic and reason will not work for nearly half of the the population which is either possessed of an emotionally based world view and the attention span of a gerbil on crystal meth or a government teat suckling graduate of the public school system who will do anything their liberal plantation masters say. If we are going to win this argument, it needs to be made at a strictly emotional level.

  • God Bless you brothers

  • Michael

    I took the oath in 1987 and am also a combat vet,for those asking ‘would you do if?’ You commit yourself as a free man or you prolong yourself some time to become a slave or worse, I am willing to stand as a free man as well as stand up beside my neighbor, it’s a decision and a way of life I was raised to be.

  • Cameron Triplett Sr

    I’d rather have just one Green Beret at my side than a thousand obama’s

  • Lloyd

    Amen. I agree Bill. My family has a military history dating back to the Civil War with me included. My oath still stands and will till the day I die. 12 yrs in state and active Army and reserves. I have felt for a long time that there were others who would stand in agreement and honor to an oath that has no end untill you are in the grave. I ask that noone be offended by the following, as I once again cite these words. I LLOYD KELTNER DO HEREBY SOLEMNLY SWEAR AND AFFIRM THAT I WILL PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SO HELP ME GOD. That beingsaid I can only say that if I don’t stand by that oath, then I do not stand by the only other oath that I made before God. The oath of marriage to my wife of soon to be 44 yrs. With the help of the Lord, I will not renege on either.

    • Lloyd

      Oops my bad. AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC. Sorry I was carried away with pride and anger.

      • buckofama2010

        and ovomit is both a foreign and domestic enemy of the USA

  • Luke

    Live Free or Die…

  • Skptk

    “…I’m fairly certain how things will shake out, aren’t you?” Well. no, I’m not. I hope things will shake out the way you suggest. But soldiers are human beings, and as such are susceptible to mindset alteration through training, especially when it comes from authority, through the chain of command. I believe the upper levels of the military are working to achieve such alteration, and have been for some time. Witness the use of the military to go door to door in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina to confiscate guns from ordinary citizens.
    Civilian control of the military means that, as generals come and go, the President has some say in who gets promoted, and the current occupier of the Oval Office has been setting his stamp on the upper echelons for more than four years.

    If there is some way, through “Stars and Stripes” or military-oriented blogspots, to counter the influence of domestic enemies in positions of authority, I hope those in a position to exert such counter-influence will do so.
    The Green Berets letter is a good step in that direction.

  • Despite the hatred and paranoia I read in this blog President Obama has a high approval rating with the American people. He won the recent election with 320 electoral votes and with 5 million plus more votes than his opponent. It is more than clear that We The People support our President.

    • buckofama2010

      Well, that is the vote count but if you exclude dead people who voted, the people who voted more than once as a leftist freely admitted to doing and the rampant fraud where certain precincts reported 130% of their voters voted for ovomit…. I assure you, the parasites love him as do marxists but NOT we the people. He is a tyrant, a marxist, an illegal alien, unAmerican and a muslim. He has done more to destroy this country and its economy than ANY other force with his divisiveness along race lines (he is a MEGA racist), along income lines, along religious lines…along a MULTITUDE of lines. He is pure evil scum..And I despise your “footprint of the American chicken” avatar

      • Alex M

        I fear you may be understating the case. I have heard, from certain sources, that President Obama is more than just an alien, he is a shape-changing lizard working in tandem with the British Royal Family, who are also descendants of a group of reptilian humanoids known as the Babylonian Brotherhood. G W Bush is one too, as was Henry Kissinger. Google it and see for yourself.

      • You sir are a good example of the hatred here. And a LIAR as well.

  • Ladies!!!! (And I do say that with all the love and respect of a admiring civi to all my brothers in arms.) Not only must we say NO, we MUST be willing to defend that NO to the death! We must be willing to do whatever necessary to secure our Rights as granted by OUR GOD! The God of Abraham! The God of Issac! The God of Jacob! I implore you brothers to count the cost and know what it means. For you might have to struggle against your brothers God forbid! I love you guys with all my heart. In the manliest sense of the word. lol And you guys are the ones who have defended me. If necessary though, I will stand WITH you, though it may not be in uniform. God’s speed soldiers! And God bless what’s left of America! HooRah, Semper Fi, Navy…argh..umm…Anchor’s Away (sorry guys, all I could think of unless yall share, lol) and Air Force, same deal….I’ll just say Off We Go! lol

  • Wolverine

    Dam Straight! I was a Navy Gunner Mate /Diver on a 5″/54 gun mount,dad was in ‘nam & Pop was in WW 1 & both were police officers, so I was around guns all my life. And like all other servicemen we promised to defend the U.S. Constitution & to defend our country from enemies foreign &” domestic”. So you all know where I stand.
    GmG2/DV U.S.N. retired.

  • Orrie

    Whatever happens in the near future and if I’m still here and able to defend our Constitution angainst any enemy here in America I will do so. The Oath I took in 1964 and 1972 still stands. Too many men and women have given their lives in defense of our Nation so that all Americans can enjoy the freedoms we now have. We can not let tyranny to rule over us without a fight. Liberty must be preserved for our chidren and their children whatever the cost.

  • nichols33

    I took the oath in 1980 I will stand by it

  • Linc 56

    When our constitution was written congress was given the power to make laws. Then then the founding fathers wrote the bill of rights and said you will not pass laws restricting these rights.

  • God Bless our Military & most special Green Berets. God protect them all. Hoorah for our 2nd Amendment and the Rights to Carry.

  • I do remember the oath….

  • loriboxer

    I wish I could reply to every single one of you, with the exception of “John Phillips” the Obeyme Kool-Aid drinker. With that one exception, I salute all the rest. You truly are GREAT Americans.

  • Another example of people much smarter than ovomit

  • madmemere

    Never had the opportunity to don the uniform, nor take the oath; I keep the oath in my heart! At 75, I’m too old to run, but can still hit what I aim at (called “gun control”) and I will stand, beside any and all who swear to protect and defend our country, our Constitution and honest American citizens! God IS on our side!

  • gdoggerz

    It’s funny how the libs/leftists now in the military think they took the oath to support and defend the president.