Skip to comments.Kerry And The Oath
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.
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!
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??
Swears an oath and then breaks it, commits atrocies then he doesn't. Lord, his flip flopping started early in life.