Ready to Defend the Constitution Against Trump
“I, Ronald Powell, having been appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 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 office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
The Air Force announced on September 17, 2014, that it allows individuals to omit “so help me God” from the oath.
When I took this oath in June of 1968, I was 21 years of age.
I got my gold bars, my commission, and my deferment from active duty so I could attend law school.
Upon graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Law in June of 1971, I was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and awaited orders and instructions re my active duty assignment….
Subsequently, I received my orders to report for active duty in Executive Officer’s Training School at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1 February1972.
I’ll be 74 years old on the 18th of this month.
I stand by that oath and, at 74, stand ready to act on it if need be…So, here’s the question:
Should the US military command structure act to defend the Constitution against Donald Trump should he refuse to leave office peacefully?