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President Says “Right of Conscience” Not Valid for Military Personnel (Satire)
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/06/2013 1:42:00 PM PST by John Semmens

Even though he signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), President Obama says he will not abide by its provision protecting military chaplains from being compelled to perform services which violate their moral or religious beliefs.

“I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.”

The genesis of the so-called “right of conscience” clause in the legislation was the desire to allow chaplains to be excused from performing gay marriages if their religious beliefs are opposed to the concept.

“The notion that those seeking same-sex marriage should just accept a minister from a denomination that accepts this practice is unacceptable,” the President declared. “For an army to function individual consciences must be suppressed. Isn’t there a commandment ‘thou shalt not kill’ in the Christian Bible? We don’t allow individual soldiers a ‘right of conscience’ privilege to refrain from obeying commands to kill enemies. How, then, can we allow individual chaplains a privilege to refrain from marrying soldiers of the same sex?”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2013/01/05/pelosi-defends-doctored-photo/


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: cinc; conscience; obama; satire

1 posted on 01/06/2013 1:42:08 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Jawohl, mein Fuhrer!


2 posted on 01/06/2013 1:49:27 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: John Semmens

Why should the people of the United States of American expect a right of conscience? Of the People, By the People and For the People has long been replaced by “at the will of the Government”. We are to do what the elected leader tells us and keep our mouths shut and our morality to ourselves. /s


3 posted on 01/06/2013 1:53:51 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: John Semmens
“I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.”

Getting harder and harder to separate what this ass-hat actually says from satire.

4 posted on 01/06/2013 1:55:23 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: John Semmens

It is so hard to say what is satire these days...


5 posted on 01/06/2013 1:56:21 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: mountainlion

I will only OBEY GOD and NOT MAN, not even Obama.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 2:00:45 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Stupid girl. Obama IS god. Just ask him.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 2:03:18 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

First I am NOT STUPID.

Second, Obama CLAIMS he is, but he is NOT.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 2:06:24 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: John Semmens
All right. As a private citizen, I will pray the Fifty-Eighth Psalm over you every day. I will leave to God what shatter the teeth in their mouth. Break out the the fangs of the young lions, O Lord means. As a private citizen, I will leave it to God, who is Lord God over the universe, to deal with you, whose lies go astray from birth, whose venom is like the venom of a cobra. You are like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear. And by the way, God of the universe trumps commander-in-chief in every way, you worthless little ant.

And I will tell any fornicating, South American whore-chasing member of the American Secret Service who shows up at my door that I stand on this prayer.

And when these things come to fruition, you need not call on me to pray for you.

When these things upon you come to pass, I will gladly say, in the words of the Psalm, "Surely there is a God who judges on earth."
9 posted on 01/06/2013 2:12:14 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: John Semmens
“I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.”

Sorry but I swore to defend the constitution form all enemy's foreign and DOMESTIC.

10 posted on 01/06/2013 2:18:03 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: John Semmens

Not funny. The little old ladies are out in force on the weekends and they’ll think this is real.

Well, I guess it is funny.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 2:18:21 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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You three obligations or tests when not complying with any order, “Dangerous, Illegal, or Immoral”. Everything Obama demands can only be one of the three....


12 posted on 01/06/2013 2:22:15 PM PST by Jumper
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To: Biggirl

uh... OK! Glad we cleared that up.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 2:24:38 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Biggirl
I have really been sarcastic today for some reason. My brother says no one is totally useless as they can serve as a good bad example. I think Obama is our best example of a bad example.
14 posted on 01/06/2013 2:43:08 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: John Semmens

Wow, looks like tyranny to me. I suppose any Military Chaplain worth the religious orders that are required for the profession could just decide that being a minister, iman, rabbi, etc. is no longer a legitimate vocation in the military. The void could be filled by any old college grad with a certificate stating he or she is a qualified to be a chaplain. You can get those certificates by mail after submitting a small fee. Mr. Obama, by declaring himself “Commander-in-Chief” over the military including any religious beliefs, has de facto enacted a state religion defined by him. Stay tuned for the Supreme Court cases... On another note, a commission in the U.S. military requires that individuals have to obey lawful orders. Obama can state that the orders are lawful because he deems it so, but that does not include violating religious beliefs of individuals. Should the courts find in Obama’s favor, we have definitely redefined the U.S. Constitution and the freedom of religion principle.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 2:53:11 PM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: John Semmens

O’Beelzebub has no conscience. So he expects no one else to have one.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 2:54:27 PM PST by crosshairs (They are only assault weapons in the hands of tyrannical governments and criminals. Ban both.)
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To: John Semmens

All of us swore an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution, not a would-be kenyan dictator. Der Fuehrer must be getting nervous. No, you will not get away with forcing the military to swear fealty to you instead of the Constitution like your National Socialist Democrat German predecessor did.

Try it MF and see what happens.

FUBO & FAD


17 posted on 01/06/2013 3:09:44 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Hey RJ, this was satire.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 3:17:12 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: John Semmens

This slime ball pig is destined for hell. He THINKS he over rules GOD!?!?!?! He has dug a grave for himself that he will not be able to get out of until he gets on his knees. But, I seriously doubt he will as he is so full of himself he cannot think straight. He is not THE Anti-Christ, but he is exactly what the Anti-Christ will be like. So full of himself he cannot go to the bathroom.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 3:19:52 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: John Semmens

How would Barry know, he does not have a conscience.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 3:38:36 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: John Semmens
Isn’t there a commandment ‘thou shalt not kill’ in the Christian Bible?

Actually there is not, at least not in that absolute a way. It is "Thou Shalt Not Murder

That's in the Old Testament, so it's applicable to the Jews as well.

But the Bible, new Testament, Luke 22:36, also says:

"Then said he unto them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his bag: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."

'He' refers to Jesus. If Jesus thought his Father had commanded men not to kill under any circumstances, why would his disciples need swords?

21 posted on 01/06/2013 4:10:40 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: John Semmens

Check the original language — it is Thou shalt not Murder!!

Oh, and if bo wants to get all hot over the “Christian bible”, what is abortion???


22 posted on 01/06/2013 4:32:49 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (Honk Honk - I am the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs - and I have tightened the sphincter! ....)
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To: John Semmens

Spittle on my keyboard. You Bad!


23 posted on 01/06/2013 6:30:29 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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To: John Semmens

“I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.”

I understand that the article is fictional satire, but I have no doubt that the so-called “commander in chief” actually believes every word attributed to him above...


24 posted on 01/06/2013 9:03:06 PM PST by Road Glide
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