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Mattis: “When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”
This is an idiotic and baseless claim from an educated man who ought to know better. The president will call in the military not to shut down peaceful protests but to stop the rampant looting of businesses – retail outlets, pharmacies that provide critical medications for people; as well as stop the burning down of buildings and stop the attacks on innocent people (many of whom are attempting to protect their businesses from destruction). Given the theft, arson, destruction, and violence that has occurred, these aren’t minor incidents by just a few people. If POTUS calls in the military to shut down the looting, the arson, and the attacks on innocent civilians, there is absolutely nothing “illegal” about that order. No one has a Constitutional right to steal, burn down businesses or government buildings, or to attack innocent people!
Given the idiocy or the blatant and possible deliberate misrepresentation that Mattis espouses, he deserves every bit of ridicule that can be heaped upon him. He does a disservice to the nation and a disservice to the truth. He also may be influencing other currently-serving, high-ranking officers to disobey the Commander-in-Chief’s lawful order when given, as the Dan Bongino video below suggests. If that is the case, Mattis has become someone who has disgraced himself and permanently marred his otherwise honorable career.
Sources are telling Dan #Bongino that they are genuinely concerned that some upper level people in our military are openly talking about defying the President of the United States. “That’s got a name. That’s called a mutiny.” pic.twitter.com/4FYegCSfNS
— truthseeker (@Calloutfortruth) June 4, 2020