President Barack Obama has spent the last eight years handcuffing, obstructing and reconstructing our armed forces. He cleansed the Pentagon of anyone with the backbone to protect our country. His replacements fought instead to rid our military of Christianity while pandering to the LGBT agenda.
In 2014, Navy Chaplain Wesley Modder became the target of an “LGBT-inspired witch hunt” according to his Liberty Institute attorneys. An openly gay Naval officer complained about Modder’s Christian views on homosexuality, claiming discrimination. As a result, the Navy ordered the chaplain to abstain from praying in the name of Jesus.
In addition, the Obama Administration spent more time scrubbing such terms as “jihadist” and “islamic extremist” from our military manuals than fighting them.
By removing Christianity, Obama actually began removed America’s military morals. When you do that, our forces become no better than ISIS, killing with no regard to humanity or purpose.
But there is hope.
Americans rejoiced when President-elect Donald Trump announced retired USMC General James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense. But if this no-holds barred marine doesn’t make you grin from ear to ear with statements like, “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word,” then maybe the following story will.
The U.S. Naval Institute featured a blog in December 2010 which reprinted a post from the National Museum of the Marine Corps Museum’s Facebook Page. In the spring of 2006, Mattis gave a lecture on Ethical Challenges in Contemporary Conflict. The Director of the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at The United States Naval Academy, Dr. Albert C. Pierce, introduced him. He recounted this wonderful story in his introduction. It is taken directly from the lecture’s transcript,
A couple of months ago, when I told General Krulak, the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, that we were having General Mattis speak this evening, he said, “Let me tell you a Jim Mattis story.” General Krulak said, when he was Commandant of the Marine Corps, every year, starting about a week before Christmas, he and his wife would bake hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cookies. They would package them in small bundles.
Then on Christmas day, he would load his vehicle. At about 4 a.m., General Krulak would drive himself to every Marine guard post in the Washington-Annapolis-Baltimore area and deliver a small package of Christmas cookies to whatever Marines were pulling guard duty that day. He said that one year, he had gone down to Quantico as one of his stops to deliver Christmas cookies to the Marines on guard duty. He went to the command center and gave a package to the lance corporal who was on duty.
He asked, “Who’s the officer of the day?” The lance corporal said, “Sir, it’s Brigadier General Mattis.” And General Krulak said, “No, no, no. I know who General Mattis is. I mean, who’s the officer of the day today, Christmas day?” The lance corporal, feeling a little anxious, said, “Sir, it is Brigadier General Mattis.”
General Krulak said that, about that time, he spotted in the back room a cot, or a daybed. He said, “No, Lance Corporal. Who slept in that bed last night?” The lance corporal said, “Sir, it was Brigadier General Mattis.”
About that time, General Krulak said that General Mattis came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, “Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day? Why do you have duty?” General Mattis told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General Mattis decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day.
General Krulak said, “That’s the kind of officer that Jim Mattis is.”
Anyone with military or first responder experience knows the importance of strong leadership. Good leaders lead by example. General Mattis is the epitome of a great leader. He’s not afraid to stand for what’s right. Furthermore, he never expects more from his men than he is willing to do himself. With appointments such as these, Trump may very well reverse much of the damage done by Obama and get America back on track.
But that’s just my 2 cents.