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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Oaths of enlistment/commissioning.
    Which i counter with
    The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) 809[890].ART.90 (20), makes it clear that military personnel need to obey the "lawful command of his superior officer," 891.ART.91 (2), the "lawful order of a warrant officer", 892.ART.92 (1) the "lawful general order", 892.ART.92 (2) "lawful order". In each case, military personnel have an obligation and a duty to only obey Lawful orders and indeed have an obligation to disobey Unlawful orders, including orders by the president that do not comply with the UCMJ. The moral and legal obligation is to the U.S. Constitution and not to those who would issue unlawful orders, especially if those orders are in direct violation of the Constitution and the UCMJ.
    Since our oaths of enlistment do state "I will follow the lawful orders of those appointed over me" it clearly makes it seem like we are NOT under any obligations to follow an unlawful order..

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Since our oaths of enlistment do state "I will follow the lawful orders of those appointed over me" it clearly makes it seem like we are NOT under any obligations to follow an unlawful order..
    Actually, the exact verbiage of the oath of enlistment per Title 10 doesn't specify "lawful orders":

    "I, _____, 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
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