Wednesday, June 24, 2009

US Naval Academy Grads Disarmed to Protect Obama

This was sent to me. It broke a few weeks ago. Odd that I didn't hear of it. Kind of a big deal.



President Barack Obama spoke at the Graduation Ceremony for the US Naval Academy at Annapolis on May 22, 2009 ­ but before he spoke, http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/21/inside-the-beltway-97423759/ all Naval midshipmen were disarmed of their ceremonial swords and umbrellas.

Never before in the history of Annapolis has the Commander in Chief required that all Naval officers in his presence be disarmed.

Although I haven't sorted it all out, there are reasons why this story has so devastated me and I don't know what to think.


This is not political...it's a SAD damn shame !!

No Naval Swords for USNA Graduation this year - Threat to the Dear Leader Inside the Beltway -Washington Times
No Weapons For Anyone


From today's 'you couldn't make it up if you tried' file...


Obama's protectors have ordered graduating Midshipmen...and I suppose Commissioned Officers through Flag rank...to leave their swords at home. Full Dress White includes "wear sword". More to the point - those badges of office have been earned in a manner Obama and his minions just wouldn't begin to understand. Important traditions that inspire are kind of lost on the red banner crowd, apparently.

Further, ceremonial swords never seemed to bother the Secret Service for any previous President. And before World War II, the swords were not particularly "ceremonial", I've seen some of those blades, boarding actions did occur on the China Station pre-war against river pirates, warlords, etc. Those swords were worn not just to graduation, but to Inaugurations, in the receiving line at the White House afterward, to the Inaugural Ball. Somehow nobody gave it a second thought. Somehow even Presidents in the past didn't presume to specify items of uniform.

But of course, what worked for Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, F.D.R., the Bushes, T.R., any other rational non-cult leader.....doesn't work for this former state senator anointed by the Chicago machine.

Does he secretly consider our Naval and Military leaders "the enemy"? Perhaps the message this sends escaped his handlers. Sad. And .....follow me on this Obama and minions.....insulting. Actually it's contemptible.

The Washington Times
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Inside the Beltway

SWORDLESS SAILORS

Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama.

Inside the Beltway has obtained the academy's list of prohibited items for this year's graduation exercises, which, besides ceremonial swords, includes umbrellas.

Yes, cell phones and texting are still allowed.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/21/inside-the-beltway-97423759/

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"I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE (CONSTITUTIONAL AND LAWFUL) ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE (CONSTITUTIONAL AND LAWFUL) ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD."


All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 164, 176. (1803)
"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 491.
"An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed." Norton vs. Shelby County, 118 US 425, 442.

2 Comments:

Blogger Adrienne said...

How shameful and sad. It's like when he wanted the symbol of Jesus removed at Georgetown when he spoke there.

I think the swords represent the spirit of America's freedom. In the dress uniform, they symbolize that we will fight and are prepared to die for freedom. That attitude has kept America safe and intact all this time. Obama doesn't like that. He doesn't like freedom and hates that anyone would actually fight for it. Now that he won, as he keeps reminding us, we need to stop being the bitter clingers we have been.

6:39 pm  
Blogger Northern Exposer said...

You hit the nail on the head. The swords symbolize everything about freedom in America.

He has to keep in line with his new policy of appeasement and apology. "Sorry about the swords," I guess. "We didn't mean to offend you."

I guess he figures all those cadets are right-wing "extremists" and were a threat to him.

My God.

1:17 am  

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