Is White House treatment of military & vets part of grand plan to discourage Americans serving?

You always have to be on the lookout for backdoor schemes by Washington D.C. politicians as they pander for votes while dismissing the plight of the American people.

My dad, who served in World War II, taught me that it is a distinct privilege to don the uniform of this nation and serve in its Armed Forces. He began a tradition that has now spanned four generations in the West family, including my older brother, myself, and now my nephew.

But something quite disturbing is happening on Capitol Hill regarding wearing the uniform of our nation – disturbing, because history has proven it to have fateful consequences.

As reported by Fox News, “The Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to serve in the military, a unilateral step by the Obama administration as immigration legislation remains stalled in the Republican-led House.” I stress the word “unilateral.”

The Pentagon consideration would apply to immigrants who arrived illegally as kids but already have received work permits and relief from deportation under a program President Barack Obama announced two years ago, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

In essence, President Obama has decided the legislative process is simply below him and enacted immigration policy by executive order fiat — and I’m quite sure the progressive socialists will respond by saying, “what difference at this point does it make?”

Well, it makes a whole lot of difference because we still are a Constitutional Republic, a nation under the rule of law. We have a system of coequal branches of government, checks and balances, and a defined legislative process by which bills are passed — and signed into law by the Executive branch, which is sworn to uphold the law — and that means all laws equally applicable across the country, not by selective enforcement.

Serving in our American military is not something to be brokered — for many it is a time-honored tradition for those born here in America, or for those who respected our laws and are now legal immigrants. It was such for my father-in-law who was born in Jamaica, served two tours in Vietnam with the 23rd Americal Division, and retired honorably as a US Army Master Sergeant.

It seems Obama wants to “outsource” our military to illegals as a means of pandering for a demographic vote. There is a legal means by which you can earn American citizenship — which may not have adverse effects upon our national security.

Is it just that important to the “fundamental transformation” of our country to redefine service to our nation in uniform as nothing more than a ticket-punching pursuit — with the ramifications being our national security?

And shall we then mandate that in order to facilitate illegal immigrants, the U.S. military will accept other languages?

History shows the folly of this approach. When the Roman legions became less comprised of Roman citizens and more of those from anywhere within the Empire, the commitment to Roma Victor lessened. How can we decide to accept an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution from those who have already disregarded this basic law of the land?

Now I know there will be many who call this point of view insensitive and uncaring. But I will not sit idly by and watch the Army and military that I love become some political tool. The purpose of serving our nation should not be about earning citizenship. It should be about being a guardian of the Republic.

And how can you be a guardian of something you disregarded?

Perhaps there’s something more nefarious at play here emanating from the Obama administration. Maybe the purpose behind the decimation of our military and the poor treatment of our veterans is to discourage Americans from wanting to serve — thereby opening the door for illegal immigrants.

Then, where will their loyalties lie? Will their oath be to the Constitution or to the group that traded distinguished and honorable service for a political gimmick and a special privilege: the honorable title of American.

I will not support this measure and will speak out against anyone supporting this, Republican or Democrat. It’s called the U.S. Military, not the U.S. Illegal Immigrant Citizenship Granting Program!

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The sooner this guy is out of office the better, either his term ends or he is impeached. I hope the people who voted this president in are proud that they are seeing the demise of a great nation. Only God can save us now, people pray like you have never prayed before !

urbanvrwcmom
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You bet your boots I’m praying. When Obama spoke of those of us “clinging to religion”, it’s Christ Himself that Obama was attacking. Christ is the best thing to which to cling. He never fails; Obama is merely a man, not a messiah that leftists made him out to be.

Sams_1
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There will be a b replacement

The_Patriot
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There is an alternative to barry’s actions. If you get rid of all the patriotic soldiers and import illegal immigrants into the service you now have an army not dedicated to the Constitution and If barry decides to take control of the country he now has an army more willing to do his bidding.

Allen
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You got it!

info warrior
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Is Allen West still seeing Communists in Congress? loL!

Sams_1
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We are seeing Radical Muslims in the military

ArizonaSun
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Well, it’s a documented fact that Raul Grijalva from AZ CD-3 is an active member of the CPUSA and has been since college. Look it up

GomeznSA
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Along with around 70 other self-admitted members.

MotherBatherick
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Yes. The Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Allen
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Are you really that delusional that you don’t? Keep being spoon fed by mainstream media!

KansasGirl
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Yes.

info warrior
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Yes, increasing VA benefits and funding is all part of a secret commie jewish plot to turn people away from the army.

ROFL. Right wingers are funny people.

mrzmac
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Cite your source ( and just like my professors told me…absolutely no Wikipedia). The only thing that has increased at the VA under Obama are wait times for our Vets and the amount of facilities participating in allowing our Vets to die from lack of medical care!

urbanvrwcmom
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The body count of those waiting for treatment is another thing that increased.

Sams_1
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You are not funny or

ArizonaSun
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I’m pretty sure this confused little man was never in combat. He just benefits from those who did.

Allen
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Your obviously a troll. Try re-reading the article, you missed the point he was making by miles!

MotherBatherick
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I think he’s missing something alright. He’s probably one of those living in a parallel universe.

Dale Shattuck
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To be honest, if someone is brought here illegally as a youth, I feel their situation is different from that of someone who knowingly comes or stays illegally. Let these young people learn what it is to truly be American citizens. I’m a conservative and stand against de facto amnesty, and unilateral executive action. HOWEVER, this is an area of gray within the illegal immigration debate.

GomeznSA
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Gray area indeed, but it certainly should NOT be solved by executive fiat, er um order. Particularly so when the current immigration laws are not being enforced.

Allen
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Did you forget the language barriers, etc. that Mr. Allen mentioned? I have seen many so called American mexicans driving around with the mexican flag in their review mirrors, raised flags on flag poles, with no American Flag in sight? How is this allegiance to the USA, they supposedly have ASSIMILATED too?

MotherBatherick
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And don’t forget…la raza holds rallys and parades intentionally dragging the American flag on the ground.

GomeznSA
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And with the express intent of severing those areas away from the US that they ‘claim’ were stolen from them.

Allen
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Exactly!

Bklynnygirl
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We all know the left hates the military.

Allen
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Great points Mr. Allen, especially when you mentioned “How can we decide to accept an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution from those who have already disregarded this basic law of the land? Thank you and your family for their service and sacrifice!

Donald Amarescu
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Just a thought but won’t an Army with no allegiance to the USA be more useful during civil unrest …

GomeznSA
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Particularly when that ‘allegiance’ has been redirected to an individual………….

Phoebe
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Exactly

MotherBatherick
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We have an all-volunteer military. Democrats should not use extortion to gain votes.

Earl Lee
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Lets see…obama is destroying america, don’t want people to served in the military…hmmm…what else? I swear reading some of these comments I know some of you wear ALUMINUM FOIL HATS!!

Donald Amarescu
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I guess you can’t see facts and come up with a conclusion on your own .Many societies stick their head in the sand and just follow the leader over the cliff .So sad when people don’t use their reasoning process but just ridicule others .

Mike Marcello
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Way back in 2007 I tried to point out how much Obama hated the military basing this on comments he made that sounded like the ones I heard way back when Bill Ayers and his wife, Obama’s political mentors and from whose living room Obama’s political career was launched, way back in the sixties while they were still bombing buildings and killing cops! Nobody listened then and few will listen now! Obama hates the military, PERIOD!!!

lndependent
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Obummer hates anything American.

Sams_1
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He never really hid it well. “..clinging to their guns and Bibles”…GEEZ what worse could he say.
That IS America and GOD and our Constitution right there int the prase. Problem is those Americans arenot worthy of what others have provided for them./ Supid selfish absorbed narciccistic lazy and no heart

ShiekYerbouti
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Bill Ayres

FedUpWithWelfareStates
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FedUpWithWelfareStates

While this administration obviously has a well laid out plan to turn the military into a completely ineffectual organization, & nothing more than a job opportunity for both illegal & legal aliens, they needn’t really try that hard, since the current incompetent military leadership is more than adequately destroying the military for them…

Phoebe
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People used to come to America to become AMERICANS. As a vet, I am sickened that my beautiful country is being destroyed and taken over by evil in our government who are either blackmailed or brainwashed by elite GLOBALISTS (Soros, Rockerfellers, and other corporate minions). This has been going on for at least a hundred years, since the creation of the Federal Reserve (privately owned bank) by JP Morgan, Rothschilds, Rockefeller, Aldridge, and others. They keep us in war, after war, to take our money and enslave us via income taxes to keep the military industrial complex running to the… Read more »
violater1
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What you have State my GrandDad told me when I was around 17 Years old I am now old myself and have carefully observed that which he told me and your post is right on the Mark Phoebe!

Phoebe
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I never knew about any of it until last year. I cried all day after the last election and then discovered what people were saying on the internet and the links to you tube. I am sickened and my heart is broken. I have only one friend who I can talk to and she is 77. We don’t know what to do.

Phoebe
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Read or listen to the book, “The Creature from Jekyll Island” and find out how the demise of the United States of America has been planned and executed since 1910. We are in deep trouble and not enough Americans know it!

Jay Star
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Put it this way, not enough Americans care! As long as they have their toys, etc. they think we are paranoid and just want to bring down the government. By the time they wake up it will be too late..

Phoebe
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You are right. I just started learning about this takeover last year. We have been lied to our whole lives and brainwashed with TV, music, advertising, etc. It has been a slow, calculated, evil agenda. Look at all the prescription drugs and overflowing medicine cabinets we have. Pesticides and herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and other chemicals in our food. We really have been poisoned. And… never discuss religion or politics.

Sgt Snuffy
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That’s when the Fed Reserve was Created with the Help of our good Progressive Prez Woody Wilson and his Banker Freinds wasn’t it????? The book sounds familiar.

Phoebe
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Oh yes! This was certAinly not taught in any history class I ever had.

Sgt Snuffy
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We need names LTC West. Who in the Pentagon comes up with this poop. A green suiter or Civilian puke from the White House ???? Is it an old Clinton Appointee, Bush Appointee or Obama Appointee ?????? We need names of the people who are responsible for this crap to be brought to sit in front of Congress or town hall of Veterans and Active Duty.

violater1
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Do you really expect to get that which you desire Sir?! It would be nice but ain’t gonna happen Sgt Snuffy! Did you serve Sir or is the name a pseudo type? If you did Thank you sir for that sacrifice for our freedoms!

Sgt Snuffy
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Served for 21 years had to medically retire with neck and nerve damage in 2002, and would do it all over again. Almost made it to Master Sergeant E-8 retired though as SFC E-7.

Truth Seeker
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Allen West is spot on in his assessment of this foolish plan for more back door amnesty to law breakers and criminals who will now be in positions of authority in our military. These illegal aliens, especially from Mexico, have absolutely ZERO loyalty to the USA while 100% allegiance to their nation of origin. Only a fool would think these illegals would honor any oath they took to the USA regardless of the words they uttered, most likely in Spanish. In their opinion the USA is nothing more than a fat breast to suck off of until they can drive… Read more »
LAPhil
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I love the column and especially the last paragraph! This man deserves to be President.

violater1
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Amen! He truely is Steadfast and True and his word speak volumns on Patriotism and Love of Country! Fine Man he is!

Herb1949
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i would go along with the idea of granting citizenship for military service, if it is made universal.

I read Heinlein in the 60’s, thought it was a good idea then, still do.

“Other than the rights to vote and hold public office, there is no other restriction between service veterans and civilians – everyone can live where they like, work how they choose, follow the same laws, etc.”

violater1
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Let me remphasize What Col. West said about foreigners and their alligences! This would absolutely not enhance our beloved Military no more than the implimentation of homosexuals serving amongst our real men!

Sarg
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Illegals,gays,any other non American = Cannon Fodder.

mason 2000
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I’d love to hear from my brothers in the military… If and when so ordered will you turn your weapon on me?? I hope not American is deep in our soul’s. I’ll give up my guns bullets first tanks be fan damned…. God save our country.

SB_Smith
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I’m too disgusted and repulsed for words at the moment…..What I want to say cannot be typed here……

Betty4440
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MEXICANS ARE LIKE THE MUSLIMS THEY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN. MUSLIMS STRAP BOMB ON THEIRS AND THE MEXICANS JUST PUT THEM OUT THE DOOR AND SAY FOLLOW THE CROWD TO THE BORDER. IF THEY DIE THEY DIE THESE PEOPLE COULD CARE LESS. IT IS NOT THEM. AND WITH THE MUSLIMS IT IS THE IMAMS THAT IS THE PROBLEM. THEY TELL THESE KIDS WHAT TO DO BUT WANT DO IT THEM SELVES.

violater1
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Yes it can go for it, to thine own self be true friend and brother!

Sams_1
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You have no right to urge this thinker to be unwise

mason 2000
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I would like to know from my brothers in the forces if and when so ordered by the “white house “will you aim and point your weapon at me?? God help us in these up coming crazy days.. I’ll give you my guns bullets first tank s or no tanks! Texas we are a southern people we do thing s different round here

violater1
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You are not the only Southern State that stands steadfast and true, for you will find Alabama,Mississippi, Georgia, and the Carolinas will be there as well and I am sure many Western States also less of course Land of the Fruits and Nuts and New Mexico! Florida is so screwed up with immigrants and yankees we will have to whip their behinds first to cover our flank and rear!

Sarg
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Don’t forget the Midwest, We have balls up here also.

lndependent
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I used to think Texas did things different until they bused illegal aliens to Az. this week. Rick Perry needs to put the National Guard on the border. And piss on OBummer. These illegal aliens should have been put right back across the fence they were shoved over. Kids and all. Our laws are being disregarded and not a damned Border Patrol agent or ICE agent, who are sworn to uphold the law, is doing a thing about it. As long as they don’ t challenge OBummer he continues to get away with his lawlessness.

Sharon Jeanguenat
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Just one word for the title of this article~Duh! Not meaning to be a smart aleck, but I’ve said for several years now that this was his intent. He is determined to destroy America however he can. If it means destruction by one of our enemies, or if it comes from within, he will be happy. And, he’s getting rid of the ones that he KNOWS won’t turn on their own citizens. What he has failed to figure into the equation is that true American spirit that dwells in a lot of us. It’s that same spirit that won the… Read more »
Sams_1
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Sharon you are right. It will take GOD and GOD may want something that surprises us. Knowing that we are no longer living in a non electronic NSA age we cannot compare our abilities to the past.
I wish I knew ,how to win

Sarg
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The death panel is already at work,instead of through Obamacare they are
using the V.A.
I guess they didn’t learn a thing at Fort Hood,let’s keep the American military
American.

Saltporkdoc
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At least they are being efficient! All those veterans (yes, like me) who are dying as they wait ARE, after all domestic terrorists according to DHS! (I wonder why?)

FAITH
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I’m with you LTC.West all the way. I’m an American and Retired Veteran. I always incourage our Young Americans to join our Military and make it a career. My GrandFather was a WW1Veteran and my Uncles WW2 Veterans and have Cousins that served in Korea,Vietnam,Desert Storm,Iraq and Afganistan and still serving. I come from a long line of Veterans. We fight for GOD and Country. I put our Country in GOD’s Hands everyday. He will not fail us. FAITH in GOD not in the politicians.

urbanvrwcmom
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I thank you and yours for your military service and heartily welcome you home. May God bless you richly!

Michael J. Fell
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Lt Col West asks a very pertinent question, especially in light of barry husein’s plan to grant amnesty to illegal alien invaders who “serve” in the U.S. military. Why would an invader swear to protect the U.S. Constitution? Sounds like the same idiocy that did in the Roman army…and Rome.

Lee Smith
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While I think Obama is hurting us now I don’t he he truly understands that with everything he has done with the handling of the VA and that unbelievably bad speech at West Point I don’t see the majority of current and former military including family members voting for a Democrat in 2014 and 2016 even if they did so before. If Republicans were smart they would run ads in every single area that has military bases. (This would also impact the civilian support workers who work on bases.) Obama is the most un-amercian President we have ever had. If… Read more »
Baconnaise
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Multiple languages on the front line will be an end to our military. Bad communication is a no no for success in war.

urbanvrwcmom
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Just like the Tower of Babel. Like King Solomon stated centuries ago, “There is nothing new under the sun”.

amongoose
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I think it is more like changing the attitude of the military. We are seeing a drawdown while at the same time encouraging “illegal aliens” to join in exchange for citizenship.
What better way to build a “national defense force” that will obey orders, any orders.
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Taken in context with the purges of senior officers, you can easily see that it is a reshaping philosophically of the military into a force sworn to a man, not a country and it’s constitution.