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Former Marine Sergeant’s Call for Vets to Lead on ‘Gun Control’ a Calculated Betrayal of Oath

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If Sgt. Hess wants to enforce his insane disarmament dreams, he’d best re-up and lead the charge. (Marine Corps Times/Twitter)

“Veterans should lead push for more secure gun laws,” a Marine Corps Times opinion piece by former sergeant and current college student Matthew Hess begins. “I have always been perplexed by the knee-jerk opposition of some veterans to any mention of gun control.”

That confusion is clear from the outset. On the one hand, he says he’s for “gun control.” On the other, he says he wishes he could have done something about the San Bernardino murders, themselves the inevitable result of suicidal government immigration policies coupled with enforced citizen disarmament edicts.

With “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day.

“I understand why many people are skeptical about President Obama’s Jan. 1 announcement that he will bypass Congress in enacting stricter gun laws,” Hess admits, trying to sound “reasonable.”  What he apparently doesn’t understand (except he really does) is it’s not skepticism, it’s righteous outrage. The president is not empowered by the Constitution to enact any laws, and as far as guns are concerned, the only mandate specified is “shall not be infringed.”

Yes, we all understand the military requires extensive training before deploying with armed troops on combat and support missions. That’s very different from citizens exercising unalienable rights in civilian life.  And as the lessons of two Fort Hood attacks, the Washington Navy Yard shootings, and armed assaults on the Chattanooga recruiting and reserve centers should have taught those in charge, the more inviting you make it for attacks to succeed, the more you’re likely to attract consideration.

“I have found that some of the same people who accept nothing less than perfect weapons handling from their fellow Marines have much lower standards for weapons safety in the civilian world,” Hess observes. “Why did I have to go through such intense training and background clearance, when in some places you don’t even need a background check to buy a gun?”

First of all, he didn’t “have to.” He signed up. He had a choice. Gun edicts don’t allow for that. And plus, Sergeant Hess, the Second Amendment articulates a right.

If he thinks for a second that ending private sales and imposing de facto registration and prior restraint on a right will have any effect on violent criminals who – by law – are immune to registration requirements, he might want to make good use of his college studies by taking some Constitutional law classes. That’s assuming he can still find a professor who is not an agenda-driven subversive. And assuming he’s not on board with that agenda.

“While I am concerned that America’s current gun laws are too relaxed, this does not mean that I oppose gun ownership,” Hess continues digging himself into a hole. “I have always enjoyed shooting as a hobby.”

Good for you, Sarge. But I don’t think you want to go the “sporting purposes“ route, at least without figuring out where that evil concept originated.

“But I must question the yield-no-ground attitude toward gun control that I have heard from many of my friends,” Hess continues.  Perhaps it would be better for all if he spent less time questioning and pretending he knows what he’s talking about, and more time shutting up and learning from people who can refute every insipid gun-grabber talking point he parrots. That makes it fair to question if he‘s simply naive, or if he knows damn well the PR effectiveness of exploiting veteran status among the less informed.

“Of course, we will never be able to prevent every gun crime or mass shooting, and criminals will always be able to obtain guns illegally,” Hess admits, again with the talking points, this time improvising off Obama’s “We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world” line.

Yeah, this guy’s a willing tool, meaning there’s really no need to fisk the rest of his propaganda screed, except to say that “law-abiding” is a relative term used to disqualify rights in “progressive” strongholds, and that trying to ban what he calls “military grade assault rifles” is an act of utter betrayal to the oath he swore. Evidently Hess is not ignorant of what that oath meant—he’s just contemptuous of it.

This guy has taken the old “I’m a gun owner with a big BUT…” trick and dressed it up with medals and chevrons. That way, he can wave the flag and shred the Constitution at the same time.

It’s always sad and infuriating to see a veteran turn to the dark side after giving service to his country. When one does, it’s not out of line, to remind ourselves that at one time, one of America’s greatest military heroes, a man who proved his battlefield courage on several occasions, was a twice-wounded former patriot by the name of Benedict Arnold.

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UPDATE: A few people on social media have taken exception to this article’s title, protesting there is no such thing as a “former Marine.”  Sure there are — those who bring dishonor while serving and are so discharged, and those who bring dishonor afterward, like Lee Harvey Oswald, or anyone who betrays his oath  by serving the enemies of freedom. But just to keep the discussion from devolving away from the one that ought to happen, I modified the title to refer to the subject as a former Marine sergeant.

 

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David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.

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67 comments

  1. current college student Matthew Hess begins. “I have always been perplexed by the knee-jerk opposition of some veterans to any mention of gun control.”

    Well Sarge, Ole Greg is perplexed by the “Knee Jerk, Single Incident Gun Laws” passed every month or so…..

    1. I am a Marine and all of my brothers are still Marines. Once a Marine Always a Marine. We always stand by our oath. This kid Hess no longer deserves the title and I now remove this title from you Mr. Hess. Go back to sleep.
      Semper Fi

  2. Sounds like Sgt. Hess is a big pussy. I’ve seen soldiers that couldn’t hit a bull in the ass at 10 ft. Along with law enforcement that was just as bad.

    1. I agree. The training I got in our academy (San Diego, back in ’79) was marginal. Twenty-five years later, I got much better training in a three-day civilian class taught by someone who knew what he was doing. Hopefully, San Diego was using better instruction at that time too, but from things I’ve seen and read, that may not have been the case.

    2. There are many in the Marine Corps who are paper pushing pencil neck [One word deleted by Elias Alias, editor] by choice. Just cause you survived boot camp doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a warrior. Obviously, this guy wasn’t /isn’t. Too bad anyone thinks that he is and is worth listening to.

    1. I agree for the most part Sir. However, it appears that Sgt. Hess may have forgotten the part of his oath about “…protect and defend the Constitution..” I’m an old fart, and i tend to forget things, but I’ll never forget my Oath.

    2. He has obviously given up the right to be considered a Marine any longer. The day may well come when he and most of our politicians get to stand against a wall and pay with their lives for treason.

    3. WGP, I agree. I am not a Marine but have numerous friends that ARE. I have always said that there is NOT and Ex-Marine. There are Inactive, dead and Retired Marines. I was not able to participate in the War in Vietnam but would have were I called. I was not sure at that age, that I was capable of doing what you and others physically were able to do. However, I would ask one question about Sgt Hess. What was his MOS and where did he serve while in the Corps? One might find that he and John Kerry might have much in common.

    4. No, this one isn’t a former Marine, he is an EX Marine. He betrayed his oath of office to protect the Constitution of the US from all enemies. I suppose you also claim Benedict Arnold wasn’t a traitor, either. I strongly recommend the USMC strip him of all his benefits and bust him back down to private. And, yes, they can do that, especially if it’s just after he got off active duty, as Marines remain on inactive reserve for a while after release from active duty. Recall him to active duty, the court-martial him. Yes, he has the right to his opinion and to state what it is, but NOT to break the law, and the Constitution, which he SWORE to uphold, IS the law. I am a former Marine, I swore the oath, I stand by that oath.

    5. Call him what you will….he is a turd and demonstrates that he has no allegiance to the Constitution and the Oath he swore to support and defend it.

      Marines, current or former, are just people, not some super-duper breed of humans who are above reproach.

      This one has demonstrated that he is a turd and a Constitution-shitter. [Two words deleted by Elias Alias, editor]

      It really is as simple as that.

  3. It appears to me that Sgt Hess needs to understand the difference between war and people running around shooting up malls, Christmas Parties, and Recruiting Offices. He talks about removing firearms from the general population in order to “save the general population”. But he doesn’t seem to understand that we are at war..
    It IS War and the Muslims have support in the White House and they are killing us.
    We have only two ways to go. 1) we continue to own guns or 2) we surrender our guns and die!
    Your Choice!

    1. Even if we were not at war, every home should have a gun and the owners should know how to use it correctly. We all know what infringe means and why it was used in the 2nd amendment. Criminals always want to be in politics because they want to control others and those are the worst to put in charge. We must have the ability to defend whatever needs defending – end of story. I was not in the military, but don’t need to be to defend against bad people where ever they are.

  4. What is disturbing is that Marine Corps Times would publish this. The Marine Corp is dedicated to upholding our constitution.

    “First to fight for right and freedom
    And to keep our honor clean;”

    … honor is to uphold their oath to the constitution!

  5. Sgt. Hess is a cool aid drinking fool. Any honor he may have gained while serving his country has just evaporated by his total disregard for her founding principles; Individual Liberty, based on Natural Law. He doesn’t care about his Oath; he just doesn’t get it.

  6. This article and others showing the disgusting collectivist mentality that has infected the military Thankfully, has kept my offspring in college.
    Nuff said!!!
    The US Mil needs to cleans it’s house of this type of trash.

  7. Tis better to have ppl THINK you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. This Sgt. Hess has opened his…

    I certainly hope this isn’t reflective of what “the new military” is being brainwashed into believing …(when I read this, that was my very first thought ….as I don’t think he’s smart enough to have come out with that BS all by himself plus being a ripe old age of 22 puts everything he even THINKS into ‘question’. We have bigger fish to kill……….

  8. I find people like him and all the other gun grabbers to be a disgrace to this country, not only is he not upholding his oath but he is not upholding what this country was founded on.

  9. It’s startling (to me) how so many seem to obsess on the “shall not be infringed” phrase and yet miss the fact that in order to ‘change’ ANYTHING within our Constitution – ‘lawfully’ – the feds need to go through the Amendment process.

    The US Supreme Court has said in numerous cases, in a variety of ways: “Where rights (liberty) secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no legislation which would abrogate (abolish) them.” and “No State shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefor.”

    The Amendment process is REQUIRED when one proposes to change anything in the original contract granting authority to the central government rather than merely a vote of a few hundred legislators and stroke of a pen. ANY restriction, any fee, any tax and any regulatory scheme is carried out under “the color of law” rather than “lawfully” under our Constitution for, as was said in Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham Alabama: “If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity.” So, screw Milk – Got Guns?

  10. As s veteran we took the oath to protect the constitution for all law abiding citizens, the problem is our politicians have not had to be held accountable for not upholding their oath to the constitution nor has our social led cammander in chief so this disobedience has trickled down to some dulutional so called seargents, former marine is a title you lost when you speak against the constitution and we the people. I do believe with our millitary training we are responsible to make sure all our friends and family are properly trained in safety and handling of fire arms and a little hand to hand wouldn’t hurt. Thing are only getting worse in this county so be prepared

  11. I do not wish to impugn any Marine or other service member but what kind of hogwash does the military teach. With respect to Marines, for the most part they are taught how to kill without mercy and without hesitation. It is a different story when you are in a firefight in Fallujah or Khe Sanh than when you are confronting a citizen you are trying to disarm. The civilian citizen with no combat training is not going to instinctively kill you…he is going to consider the alternatives because he has not been conditioned to kill…he is not going to rush in with guns blazing. I think I would rather have an armed civilian without combat training than an armed Marine. Just look at the explosion of killings by LEO…they all weren’t Michael Brown now were they.

  12. AS A UNITED STATES NAVY VET WITH 2 TOURS IN NAM, I THOUGHT ALL OF THE MARINES I MET WERE VERY HONORABLE AND COURAGEOUS YOUNG MEN… I ASKED MYSELF JUST WHY WAS I WAS CONVINCED NOT GO TO PARIS ISLAND WHICH I HAD A TICKET ALREADY IN MY WHOLE YOUNG 18 YEAR OLD HANDS, BUT WAS NOT SWORN IN YET !!! WELL, TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I ENDED UP JOINING THE US NAVY, AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION WITH MY NAVY VET DAD OF WW2. THIS SARGE CLOWN IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE YOUNG MARINES I KNEW IN NAM–NOT ‘NEAR !!! SHAME ON THIS TRAITOR, WHO MOST LIKELY WORKED A DESK SOME DAMN WHERE, NOT OUT WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD… COLLEGE BOY HUH ???————FIGURES !!!

  13. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t those extensive background checks involved with joining the military have more to do with the military secrets soldiers are exposed to than using a gun?

  14. Everyone wants to write new laws, why not just follow the laws that are on the books.
    The Constitution and Bill of Rights must always have precedents.

  15. Evidently you haven’ty learned anything in college yet and your deductive reasoning has a lot to be desired. You are the reason that we got the name of Jar heads.
    There are still a few Marines who manage to get into the Corps who haven’t got the intellegence of a goose and don’t have enough common sense to think about what they say before crap starts oozing out of their pie hole. You were probably passed over for promotion or recieved such a low cutting score and bad fitness reports that you had to pursue educating yourself to be a Commiecrat. Your on your way to follow in the footsteps of the Retards that can’t think logically for themselves and immulate the worst possible role models they can.

  16. So, this POS is pushing for us vets to lead the way for supporting gun control and there are other POSs who are only concerned whether it is “marine” or “former marine”!!! Sounds to me like the Marines have accepted way too many [Three words deleted by Elias Alias, editor] in the past!
    Sure are a lot of [One word deleted by Elias Alias] showing up lately.
    I wouldn’t even give the POS this article refers to the honor of calling him a veteran, let alone a Marine. He is a [One word deleted by Elias Alias] who is going to college thanks to his military experience and now he wants to disarm Americans. The son of a bitch should have the crap beat out of him every day until he learns to keep his stupid mouth shut.

  17. Just cause you survived boot camp doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a warrior. Obviously, this guy is not. There’s a lot of paper pushing pencil neck pussys everywhere, including the Marine Corps.

  18. Sgt. Hess. Take a look at the Waco Texas film and watch this criminal Government slaughter innocent women and children and you tell me if we need more gun control. With military involvement. Did you ever hear of posse comitotus

  19. “Shall not be infringed” I don’t want violent criminals or the insane to have guns BUT don’t they still retain other portions of the Bill Of Rights? A controversial thought but isn’t their 2nd infringed?
    Perhaps we should insure that all citizens who are not conscientious objectors receive thorough Safety, Handling, Maintenance and Marksmanship training rather than stomping all over the Constitution.

  20. Regardless of who this guy is, a real Marine or not, that he is “”perplexed” by the “knee-jerk ” reaction we have to any mention of gun control is all I have to know to not hear any more of his words. The purpose of orderly control of weaponry in the procedures of the military is precisely to enhance the effectiveness in their use on the field of battle, a motive I am sure is not at play in the push for gun control. Furthermore, our reactions to talk of “control” is the culmination of many observations about history, human nature, and especially, the behavior of our government and the condition of our country of late.

  21. There will always be those within any group who are mentally challenged. I remember running into a few when I was active duty who could barely shine their boots without help and I’m not joking one bit. It’s the way it is with people. There is no such thing as any organization of people being all perfect. This former Marine is just such an example. The majority of us pretty much helped them out when they needed it but realized what their limitations were.

  22. Gross Violation of Oath of Office is a CRIME:
    THE SEPARATION OF POWERS
    “There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person.”
    –Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu1
    “The accumulation of all power, legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands…may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
    –James Madison, Federalist 46
    “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
    –U.S. Constitution, Art. I, § 1
    Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 27, 174—75
    Alexander Hamilton explains the relevant issue on government being BOUND by Oath or Affirmation. Article 6, Clause 3.
    25 Dec. 1787
    The plan reported by the Convention, by extending the authority of the federal head to the individual citizens of the several States, will enable the government to employ the ordinary magistracy of each in the execution of its laws. It is easy to perceive that this will tend to destroy, in the common apprehension, all distinction between the sources from which they might proceed; and will give the Federal Government the same advantage for securing a due obedience to its authority, which is enjoyed by the government of each State; in addition to the influence on public opinion, which will result from the important consideration of its having power to call to its assistance and support the resources of the whole Union. It merits particular attention in this place, that the laws of the confederacy, as to the enumerated and legitimate objects of its jurisdiction, will become the SUPREME LAW of the land; to the observance of which, all officers legislative, executive and judicial in each State, will be bound by the sanctity of an oath. Thus the Legislatures, Courts and Magistrates of the respective members will be incorporated into the operations of the national government, as far as its just and constitutional authority extends; and will be rendered auxiliary to the enforcement of its laws. Any man, who will pursue by his own reflections the consequences of this situation, will perceive that there is good ground to calculate upon a regular and peaceable execution of the laws of the Union; if its powers are administered with a common share of prudence. If we will arbitrarily suppose the contrary, we may deduce any inferences we please from the supposition; for it is certainly possible, by an injudicious exercise of the authorities of the best government, that ever was or ever can be instituted, to provoke and precipitate the people into the wildest excesses. But though the adversaries of the proposed constitution should presume that the national rulers would be insensible to the motives of public good, or to the obligations of duty; I would still ask them, how the interests of ambition, or the views of encroachment, can be promoted by such a conduct?
    That being said, is “Gross Violation of Oath of Office” a Crime? YES! The Oath or Affermation is a Constitutional requirement:
    “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
    — U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3
    Violating Oath of Office is a Federal Crime
    I thought it a good topic for discussion especially since violating the oath is codified as a violation of federal law and executive order.

    The oath taken by both houses of Congress reads,

    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; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God

    Congressional Oath of Office

    It is apparent that the section of the oath that seems almost daily violated by politicians is “I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without reservation or purpose of evasion;”

    Below is the most detailed listing of codes covering the subject of congressional oath and penalties for violation, this would apply to the President also even though he takes the Constitutional Oath.

    Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”. The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.

    The definition of “advocate” is further specified in Executive Order 10450 which for the purposes of enforcement supplements 5 U.S.C. 7311. One provision of Executive Order 10450 specifies it is a violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 for any person taking the oath of office to advocate “the alteration … of the form of the government of the United States by unconstitutional means.” Our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. It can only be “altered” by constitutional amendment. Thus, according to Executive Order 10450 (and therefore 5 U.S. 7311) any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331which alters the form of government other by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311.
    Violating Oath
    The subject I am bringing to the table is “why do the American people allow their representatives to break the oath of office (a federal crime) and not hold them accountable, including the President?

    This should be a non-partisan subject simply due to the fact this has been going on for long decades and both parties are guilty according to the law.

    I have myself watched a slow and steady deterioration of personal freedom going on fifty years or more and the accumulation is about to reach a tipping point where those hard fought rights become meaningless.

    The scales could be tipped back somewhat if the public had awareness that the oath has teeth and voiced expectation that it be taken seriously. We must make the Oath of Office a RELAVENT Issue.
    Gary De Capua
    Founder of “Oath of Office Task Force Enforcement”

    1. Gary:
      Your post is 100% accurate, Thank you for posting this information of Oath’s, The US Constitution etc. A good question is way do we allow our leadership to break their Oath’s? Because more than half of the country are complacent and don’t really care. Even in my family they don’t care about the vote, just live my life and leave me along attitude. It seem to me that only 3% of We The People who really care for OUR Country. I’m looked at as the extremist in the church and family. So Be it I am a one of the Son’s of Liberty today.

  23. The article makes some very judicious points, but I want to add one more. The term “progressives” has been appropriated by the so called “left-wing”, a French parliamentary term from the 1800’s. One thing that definite is, they are not progressive. If they are to be accurately named it must be “regressive”. Just think about it for a minute, the policies they promote will lead us into the anarchy now being demonstrated in Europe. The true progressives, if we use the real definition of the word, are the writer, editor, and readers of this article. They are the ones who have the wisdom to see both our foundation and our present course of failure if change is not enacted by those who have the fortitude to act.

  24. The Sgt. needs to be reminded of his OATH to protect and defend the constitution. (You know, the one with second amendment??)

  25. Anyone else read the tweets from the original article? Wow, I’m proud and impressed with the attitudes of our currently serving Marines! They are pissed off would be an understatement! Thanks guys/gals and much love.

  26. Is there any question as to how this over-thinker Sgt would have answered question 46 (see below) of the infamous 29 Palms survey? Colonel

    The U.S. government declares a ban on the possession, sale, transportation, and transfer of all non-sporting firearms. A thirty (30) day amnesty period is permitted for these fireamis to be turned over to the local authorities. At the end of this period, a number of citizen groups refuse to tum over their firearms. Consider the following statement:

    I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. government

    (_____) (____) (_____) (______) (____)
    Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion

    1. Colonel Cock:
      As for the taking a illegal order to fire on American’s who refuse or resist gun confiscation should be shot as a treasonous act against the United State. I do take my Oath seriously and think this would also be so offensive as being immoral at the least.

  27. This person Hess is no doubt was one of the pizza box, un-deployable in the rear with the gear pog types that went to Columbia, (Communist) Collage under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

    The Marine Corps Times is now owned and operated by a George Soros affiliated company and that is why they have lost many subscribers after it was sold.

    This Mr. Hess is the product of the Education System and he is a prime example of the kind of person who will be in the ranks of those vermin that will be rounding up Americans for reeducation and/or elimination.

    Do not submit, ask for and give no quarter to these creatures when the balloon goes up.
    4GW when it all begins and it will begin so continue your RTI efforts along with your CPT building and your daily physical and mental training and do not forget to incorporate an S2 section in your CPT to keep track of your local enemies within and their wherabouts.

  28. So basically if he disagrees with what YOU think, he should STFU or get the crap beaten out of him or maybe he’s just stupid? He’s not a real Marine because you don’t like what he *says”? I don’t agree either but I served so that he COULD believe and say what he thinks. You’d rather give him a blanket party or call names.

    There is no honor in shouting down the voices you don’t want to hear.

  29. I’m curious to know if this former Marine Sergeant feels the same about our speech rights? If vets should support calling for “reasonable restrictions” on our 1st, 4th, 5th and 8th Amendments? This is the problem with our position on guns and the 2A. We, ourselves, believe the amendment is somehow deficient. Somewhat less worthy than the rest. It is a dangerous fallacy and weakens our argument and the Constitution as a whole. A paradigm shift must be made. We must begin our argument about guns in the same manner we begin an argument about speech, or privacy, or self-incrimination, or cruel and unusual punishment. We are entitled to keep and bear arms because the Constitution makes it clear that it is an individual god given, birth right. No different than the rest and one in which argument is not needed to justify!

  30. I am late to this conversation and after reading the comments I wanted to offer my humble 2 cents. I am a former soldier deployed with the 101 Abn AASLT. Worked with many USMC and althought there is “rivalry” between services there is no doubt in my mind about any member of the US military in good standing who honors the oath that binds them to defend our Constitution would stand beside me. Thank you all for that. My point is this. An enemy of our beloved Constitution and Country has hijacked our Whitehouse. I took the same oath and hoped I would never have to defend our great United States against a domestic enemy. It is obvious to me that “they” have infiltrated our armed forces as well. I was never comfortable with the notion that this may come to defending our Country against our own. Now that the writing is on the wall, it is clear to me that with articles published in armed forces media that those who believe such trash, are willing to write and submit and attempt to rationalize what is happening are not really “one of us” at all. My conclusion is this. Although I once hoped I would not have to honor my oath on our own soil, after reading this trash, I have absolutely no issue with doing so. I am a simple man, any attempt to dismantle the very fiber that holds us together makes you the enemy. That is why I thank God for Oath Keepers like us.

    When I die, I desire no better winding sheet than the stars and stripes, and no softer pillow than the constitution of my country.
    – Andrew Johnson

  31. Some people, regardless of their service to our Federal oppressors and their complicit local LEO subsidiaries, are CONFUSED because the 14th Amendment, an un-ratified abomination which usurps sovereignty for the Federals over the states/People who created them, suggests that THEY, “the Law,” are somehow SUPERIOR to the chattel they police which, of course, they ARE… Just ask any “law-abiding” Statist who suffers from hero worship and empowers their/our oppressors with the servile consent to BE governed in such a way.

    “Gung-Ho” military and LEO servants [of the Federals] derive their “courage” to oppress from the “color of law” [domestic and international] under which they commit their treasonous and Imperialist acts. The whole “Rule of Law” mantra that many apathetic Statists cling to for dear life and spew out as America’ greatest achievement, is a post-Reconstruction fallacy of the whole “equal protection of the law” lie that 97% of Americans have swallowed, and will soon give up their lives to defend.

    Unalienable Rights belong to the sovereign People who constructed a federal government to serve them. U.S. Citizenship is THE subordinate position WITHIN the current “Reconstructed” anti-Jeffersonian/neo-Hamiltonian version of that government. The “franchise” is one of servitude and OBLIGATES all who claim that status [U.S. Citizen] to OBEY the decrees of the parent corporation who have reduced their UNALIENABLE NATURAL rights [i.e. cannot be given up nor taken away – e.g. breath, heartbeat, ownership of military arms, etc.] into privileges of franchise which can be REVOKED for non-compliance of corporate policy.

    ————————–

    We the People need to press the RESET button on our Republic and SNIP the Constitution after the Tenth [or Twelfth] Amendment because everything that came afterward is NULLIFIED by the criminality of the unconstitutional form of government that imposed them; regardless of the “Amendments'” popularity among modern serfs who believe the lies they were educated with.

    Freedom: requires no permission and suffers no oppression.

    Live III or Die!

    p.s. The answer to “Oderint Dum Metuant” is “Sic Semper Tyrannis.”

  32. Sgt. Hess is a disgrace to the corps and the country. I am a US Marine. I enlisted and served ready and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the rights of US citizens least of which is out right to keep and bear arms. The second amendment is not for the propose of sport. Anyone who served this country and does not understand how important the 2nd amendment is to our continued freedom thy are either stupid or a disgrace to what this country was founded on. I am loyal to God, my country and the Corps but I am ashamed of the stupid mutterings of veterans like Sgt. Hess. Oh and Hess, this is not a knee jerk reaction. This is a well thought out fully entrenched patriotic position.

  33. On a side note, I totally disagree with everyone who says Honorably discharged Marines are former Marines or Ex Marines. The title US Marine is a title you earn for life. It is not easy to achieve and should be held with pride. There are Honorable discharged Marine veterans and Retired Marines. The only Ex Marines or Former Marines are dishonorably discharged and therefore stripped of the title.

  34. All I can see in ‘Sgt’ Hess is that he is an OathBREAKER. My family helped in the creation of this nation and we do not need or want any who do not love her! Rationalize all you want to about guns or whatever, the Founders had more Wisdom and perspective of what they created than any but a few of the who are serving in our Congress today! There is a REASON the Bill of Rights links the Constitution to the Declaration of Independence! The Declaration of Independence IS the cornerstone of our nation, the Constitution is the ‘tool box’ for implementing the principles inculcated therein. Personally I believe the oath we take to preserve our nation should also include the DoI !!
    America, Love her or Leave her!! ‘Sgt’ Hes may exercise his Right to leave our nation!

  35. True Marines will never ask for gun control!! This is total B.S.! Marines will defend the constitution not the political agenda!

  36. I can’t understand why so many are okay with government preemptively stripping citizens of their rights.They are asking government to take away constitutionally-guaranteed rights based on something that they may.may not do in the future.

  37. I was in the Corps 65-69. I was in aviation supply ( pencil pusher)! All of us are trained to be grunts first, then a specialty MOS. Engineers, jet mechs, chopper mechs, avionics, etc. We all took an oath! You don’t have to have been in combat to honor this life long oath. This person has obviously had the koolaid poured down his throat. You will find that the vast majority of Marines support their oath and the especially the 2nd Amendment. I think we could be close to using our training once again. At least this time we will know why we are fighting, it will be on our own turf and there will not be any rules like there has been and are now. OOooo…. Rahhhhh…. Semper Fi!

  38. The entire US military has been subject to the purge of opposition by the left establishment. Folks who vote foe the likes of Feinstein, Pelosi, and their cohorts have seized their opportunity, provided by the lackluster performance of the general population.

  39. Lt, Col Chesty Puller would bitch slap Hess, make him wear pink leotards and have hive drummed out of the corps.

  40. After 14 years in the MC infantry and seeing the world today….I’m scared. I’m mortified that some scum bag Spec-5 can have the opinions he does. This Sgt Hess is NOT a Sergeant of Marines! He makes everyone of who actually are look horrible!

  41. I saw the article from this “Marine” and I literally felt sick! This guy is supposed to be a Sgt of Marines who swore a oath to the Constitution and as a NCO swore a oatg to support, teach, and be a example to Marines of lower ranks.

    I do support knowledge, wisdom, and further education, but im afraid these professors at colombia have warped this Marine by feeding him partial information. We all know that partial information is the most dangerous form of information, and they have left out the fact that Big Government given half a inch will take 1000 miles. Anywhere we give th3 government support for more regulations or laws the government uses those inroads to directly attack our rights!

    Thankfully, though, i saw all these comments from my Marine brothers showing our opinions and feelings are far different from this one wayward brother. I am so proud to be a Marine and i hope this Sgt. Hess is brought back to the principles that made him join the corps and take the oaths he did.

    Semper FO

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