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Kerry And The Oath
The Point with Mark Hyman ^ | 9/21/04 | Just Another Guy

Posted on 09/21/2004 10:43:48 AM PDT by Just Another Guy

Syndicated TV news commentator Mark Hyman with "The Point" has another scoop. It appears John Kerry may have violated the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (military law) when he defied a court order during his 1971 protests while still under the oath of office as a Naval Reservist. Hyman has all of the pertinent documents linked from his website.

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; …so help me God." This is the solemn oath taken by everyone who joins the military. It's the same oath that John Kerry swore to on December 16th, 1966 when he joined the Navy. And it's same oath Kerry violated on April 21st, 1971. Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War announced they would defy U.S. Park regulations and camp on the National Mall during their 1971 protests. A U.S. District Court order, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, made it crystal clear that camping on the mall was illegal. A Justice Department press release was issued, stating that violators would be subject to arrest. It was "John Kerry who polled the vets on whether they should defy the injunction by sleeping." The Washington Star newspaper quoted John Kerry as saying, "By a majority of those present and voting, we will stay here and sleep." Kerry himself spent the night in the Georgetown apartment belonging to a friend. John Kerry was released from active duty on January 3rd, 1970, but he still had a service obligation he had not completed and he was ordered into the Naval Reserve. He transferred to the Standby or the non-drilling Reserve in July 1972. In other words, in 1971 Kerry was still bound to the oath he swore to, but one he willingly violated. According to the military legal expert we consulted, John Kerry broke military law. How can America possibly trust a man who seeks the highest office in the land, but whose solemn oath, whose word, whose bond, cannot be trusted because he willingly breaks it when he finds it convenient or politically expedient to do so. To paraphrase his runner-up choice for VP consider this: if you want to know what this man is made of just spend three minutes reviewing the record of what he actually did not what he claimed to have done. And that's The Point. I'm Mark Hyman.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kerry; oathofoffice; protest

1 posted on 09/21/2004 10:43:48 AM PDT by Just Another Guy
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To: Just Another Guy

Well that's Kerry for ya. Talks the other guys into violating a court order and then he sleeps in an apartment, safe from the consequences of the legal system. What a putz!


2 posted on 09/21/2004 10:55:45 AM PDT by GLH3IL (What's good for America is bad for liberals.)
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To: Just Another Guy

THIS is the report I WANT to see on NATIONAL NEWS!!...I've sent this article everywhere...I hope everyone else will too.....He should HAVE TO ANSWER FOR THIS, BEFORE the ELECTION.......where is CBS's investigative reporters on this??


3 posted on 09/21/2004 10:57:17 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: Just Another Guy
Nothing new about this story. Nothing will be done about it. It is good to post it again for those who have missed other postings about the Oath violation, over the past several months by various writers. What happened many years ago is important to understand the true character of anyone. However people do change dramatically sometimes.

So for fairness to both Bush and Kerry, let's drop the distant past and look at their past 10 years and compare.

Kerry's record for the past 10 years will show that he is still the Anti-Military Anti-American global butt kisser he was 30 plus years ago. He is without redeeming traits. On most issues no stance. A vote for Kerry is really a vote against Bush.

Bush's record will show that he grew out of the silliness of youth and became a leader. You may not agree with his stance but you at least know what his stance is on the issues. A vote for Bush is a vote for Bush.

There. I hope I wasn't too chatty I am trying to save words.
4 posted on 09/21/2004 10:58:02 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Dan Rather, "I lied, but I lied about the truth".)
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To: Just Another Guy

Swears an oath and then breaks it, commits atrocies then he doesn't. Lord, his flip flopping started early in life.


5 posted on 09/21/2004 11:03:06 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Just Another Guy
Good post....I have been wondering the same thing....I think all of his activities surrounding his Vietnam protests and negotiating with the enemy require more scrutiny....
6 posted on 09/21/2004 11:07:26 AM PDT by BubbaBobTX
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