When you deny justice to one soldier, you deny justice to every American.
Former Army Specialist Michael New was recently denied his petition for a hearing before the US Supreme Court, thus ending an 11 1/2 year legal odyssey. His crime? He refused to wear an unauthorized United Nations uniform, to report to duty under a general officer from Finland, and to deploy to Macedonia under the authority of the United Nations.
Technically, he was only charged with refusal to obey a “lawful order”, and the judge of the court-martial refused to allow him to introduce any evidence in his own defense. As a result, the entire legal battle has centered around the abuse of “due process” and the absolutely mangled “standard of review” employed by subsequent courts.
To this day, Spc. New has not been able to have a court review his evidence, for the Army successfully buried his case under an avalanche of legal manipulation to avoid a battle they would have surely lost. Good tactics, perhaps, but nonetheless a denial of justice.
The stated authority to place American soldiers under the United Nations on terms other than Constitutional or Statutory Laws was President Bill Clinton’s now infamous and still classified Presidential Decision Directive #25 (PDD25).
This executive order made American military personnel available for United Nations deployments, on terms we are still not allowed to read. It is, in effect, a secret law, which means the military no longer exists to exclusively defend our shores from attack, but is also available to pursue the globalist agenda of anyone occupying the White House at the time.
Michael New failed to keep our military for the exclusive use of the USA, and to defend his own country, rather than being sent under secret orders to carry out hidden agendas which lead inexorably toward globalization.
He also failed in protecting the individual soldier from being stripped of his right to be proven innocent based upon evidence presented. It is the duty of the Prosecution to prove that an order is lawful, not to simply decree it so without any evidence being presented, and certainly not to deny Plaintiff the right to defend his actions.
The two issues may appear unrelated, and yet, they converge like heads and tails of the same coin. Michael New has fought and lost two critical battles – one to protect the individual soldier, one to protect all soldiers. An individual battle and a collective battle.
Conversely, as the courts have denied justice to one soldier, every individual soldier has lost his birthright – the right to defend himself in a court of law; as well as the right to defend his own nation on the battlefield exclusively.
Something profound has happened in this case – a Rubicon has been crossed. The Republic cannot sustain this kind of assault much longer. We all know this is not the country in which we grew up, but amidst all the smoke and mirrors of preening politicians, where is the vision and the will to return us to a sovereign Constitutional Republic?
The grass will still grow, the sun will still shine, and young men and women will continue to go to their deaths believing that they are “defending freedom, etc.” but in fact they will be building an Empire, and their deaths will serve tyrants, not the blessings of Liberty for their posterity. They will serve the Empire, a literal Pax Americana, in the name of the “land of the free, home of the brave.”
The rhetoric will remain the same, the bands will play Sousa. But, just as you and I know only a fraction of the liberties our grandfathers grew up with, our grandchildren will know only a fraction of those liberties with which we grew up.
Constitutional Liberty, based upon the rule of Law, may return, some day. But not until there is a Vision for it, along with the Will to make it happen. America appears to have lost both.