The Writings Of General [Sgt: Ret.USMC] James Baxter
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LETTER to the Editor April 7, 1999
Santa Maria Times
Santa Maria, CA
Homosexuality: A Perversion of Nature
The recent personal attack on columnist Andy Caldwell's opposition to homosexual behavior and the action of the Supervisors of our county, typifies the usual defenders of such perversion by diatribe against persons instead of ideas or principles.
The priority of ideas and behavior is what this disagreement is all about: The rule of the mind - or its submission to carnal, unnatural priorities, appetites, choices, and behavior - and their consequences.
Nature, itself, invalidates homosexual actions, for there is neither mechanistic justification nor optional
validation by consent under the Laws of Nature. To state otherwise is to give a perverse and simpleton voice to the glands - not powers of reason and its primary tools of criteria and standards; tools which equip the human family with the ability to anticipate consequences and thereby avoid some choices and choose others conducive to results of survival and progression.
The rule of the glands prioritizes such appetites at the expense of the kingdom of the mind and its inevitable recession as evidenced in any society of history past.
Should a branch of government attempt to validate what Nature itself has witheld? Does their criteria equip us with the wisdom of vision for future generations? Lacking Such standards and their enablement, can we recognize with foresight the regression of our environment as thinking-choosing beings, and, instead, become again creatures of an insatiable, grunting, lascivious, and unnatural conduct? Nature and History say, "No."
Can anyone doubt that homosexuals, even in defining themselves primarily by their sexual tastes, reveal an unbalanced obsession with the carnal rather than the mental? Such desires can and do distort perception and judgment; principles and standards have only a minor or non-meaning for a those whose decisions are dominated by physical appetites triggered by glandular secretions - not ideas.
In homosexuality, civilization rightly sees the threat of an anti-standards, anti-mind, anti-survival perversion of human nature. Seen against the background of History and Nature, terms like "deviant,' "perverse," "weird," and "aberrant," are not epithets, then, but appropriate descriptions of homosexual behavior. Calling a homosexual "gay" is, in fact, an inhumane act, for it substitutes
a platitude for the first requirement of healing such psychological cripples: objective recognition of their condition. Additionally, many of today's psychiatrists have capitulated to an illness they have misunderstood, mistaking a confession of inadequacy for sound diagnosis and cure.
Human experience is a kingdom of the mind and standards are its tools of measure and foresight. The public has the right and the obligation to set those standards and and to reject the abnormal and aberrant in the interest of posterity. On the larger loom of history, the struggle we are engaged in is but one more battle between the civilized and the barbarian. Our temporary representatives would do well to "Pay Attention!"
I will, as a citizen, teacher, and parent, continue to commit my transcendent support to 'the man of the mind' - and of the spirit.
Santa Maria, CA
PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE HEREBY GRANTED. JFB
Is a militia Biblical?
In ancient times the authority of a society was a king, emperor, or single ruler of the entity. The society was a collective without individual value or rights - and subservient to the authority.
After Christianity and its principles of individual value and individual choice began to take root, the authority of a ruler began to wane. Little by little the power of the people and its force of consent took root and produced what is commonly called Western Civilization. From this rich soil was born a country based upon said Biblical principles and obvious laws of nature - including Individual Value, Individual Choice, and their Representative form of government, a republic.
The current discourse appears to stumble over a confusion over who and what possesses the Power of society; the government. This present system of representative government vests the power, not in a ruler or an elite group, but in the People body politic.
The Lord said, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Ceasar's."
In America, Caesar is The People. Not a President, not a Congress, and not a Supreme Court. They occupy temporary seats of representative responsibility by reason of the consent of The People.On earth, there is no greater authority.
Militia? The People have spoken.
Jim Baxter Sgt. USMC
WW II and Korea
Impeach my Commander-In-Chief
11/9/98 Daniel J. Rabil (USMCR)
The American military is subject to civilian control, and we deeply believe in that principle. We also believe, as affirmed in the Nuremberg Trials,that servicemen are not bound to obey illegal orders. But what about orders
given by a known criminal? Should we trust in the integrity of directives given by a president who violates the same basic oath we take? Should we be asked to follow a morally defective leader with a demonstrated disregard
for his troops? The answer is no, for implicit in the voluntary oath that all servicemen take is the promise that they will receive honorable civilian leadership. Bill Clinton has violated that covenant. It is therefore Congress' duty to remove him from office.
I do not claim to speak for all service members, but certainly Bill Clinton has never been the military's favorite president. Long before the Starr report there was plenty of anecdotal evidence of this administration's
contempt for the armed forces. Yes, Mr. Clinton was a lying draft dodger, yes his staffers have been anti-military, and yes, he breezily ruins the careers of senior officers who speak up or say politically incorrect things. Meanwhile, servicemen are now in jail for sex crimes less egregious than those Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey say Mr. Clinton committed.
Mr. Clinton and his supporters do not care in the least about the health of our armed forces. Hateful of a traditional military culture they never deigned to study, Mr. Clinton's disingenuous feminist, homosexual and racial activist friends regard the services as mere political props, useful only for showcasing petty identity group grievances. It is no coincidence that the media have played up one military scandal after another during the Clinton years. This politically-driven shift of focus, from the military mission to the therapeutic wants of fringe groups, has taken its toil:
Partly because of Mr. Clinton's impossibly Orwellian directives, Chief of Naval Operations Jay Boorda committed suicide.
So Clinton has weakened the services and fostered a corrosive anti-military culture. This may be loathsome, but it is not impeachable, particularly if an attentive Congress can limit the extent of Clinton-induced damage. As
officers and gentlemen, we have therefore continued to march, pretending to respect our hypocrite-in-chief.
Then came the Paula Jones perjury and the ensuing Starr Report. I have always known that Clinton was integrity-impaired, but I never thought even he could be so depraved, so contemptu-ous, as to conduct military affairs
as was described in the special prosecutor's report to Congress. In that report, we learn of a telephone conversation between Mr. Clinton and a congressman in which the two men discussed our Bosnian deployment. During
that tele-phone discussion, the Commander-in-Chief's pants were unzipped, and Monica Lewinsky was busy saving him the cost of a prostitute. This is the president of the United States of America? Should soldiers not feel
belittled and worried by this? We deserve better.
When Ronald Reagan's ill-fated Beirut mission led to the careless loss of 241 Marines in a single bombing, few questioned his love of country and his overriding con-cern for American interests. But should Mr. Clinton lead us
into military conflict, he would do so, incredibly, without any such trust.After the recent American missile attacks in Afghanistan and Sudan, my instant reaction was outrage, for I instinctively presumed that Mr. Clinton was trying to knock Miss Lewinsky's concurrent grand jury testimony out of the headlines. The alternative, that this president --who ignores national security interests, who appeases Iraq and North Korea, and who fights like a leftover Soviet the idea of an American missile defense --actually believed in the need for immediate military strikes, was simply implausible. And no amount of scripted finger wagging, lip biting, or mention of The Children by this highly skilled perjurer can convince me otherwise.
In other words, Mr. Clinton has demonstrated that he will risk war, terrorist attacks, and our lives just to save his dysfunctional administration. What might his motives be in some future conflict? Blackmail? Cheap political payoffs? Or-- dare I say it-- simply the lazy blundering of an instinctively anti-American man? It is immoral to impose
such untrustworthy leadership on a fighting force. It will no doubt be considered extreme to raise the question of whether this president is a national security risk, but I must. I do not believe presidential candidates should be required to undergo background investigations, as is normal for service members. I do know, however, that Bill Clinton would not pass such a screening. Recently, I received a phone call from a military investigator, who asked me a variety of
character related questions about a fellow Marine reservist. The Marine, who is also a friend, needed to update his top-secret clearance. Afterward, I called him. We marveled how lowly reservists like us must pass complete
background checks before routine deployments, yet the guardian of our nation's nuclear button would raise a huge red flag on any such security report. We joked that my friend's security clearance would have been permanently canceled if I had said to the investigator, "Well, Rick spent the Vietnam years smoking pot and leading protests against his country in Britain. His hobbies are lying and adultery. His brother's a cocaine dealer, and oh, yeah-- he visited the Sovi-et Union for unknown reasons, while his countrymen were getting killed in Vietnam."
Do I show disrespect for this president? Perhaps it depends on the meaning of the word "this." If Clinton were merely a spoiled leftist taking advantage of our free society, a la Jane Fonda, that would be one thing.But you don't make an atheist pope, and you don't keep a corrupt security risk as commander-in-chief. The enduring goodness of the American military character over the past two centuries does not automatically derive from our nation's nutritional
habits or from a good job benefits package. This character must be developed and supported, or it will die. Already we are seeing declining enlistment and a 1970s-style disdain for military service, squandering the real progress made during the purposeful 1980s. Our military's heart and soul can survive lean budgets, but they cannot long survive in an America that would tolerate such a character as now occupies the Oval Office. We are entitled to a leader who at least respects us -- not one who cannot be bothered to remove his penis from a subordinate's mouth long enough to
discuss our deployment to a combat zone. To subject our services to such debased leadership is nothing less than the collective spit of the entire nation upon our faces.
Bill Clinton has always been a moral coward. He has always had contempt for the American military. He has always had a questionable security background. Since taking office, he has ignored defense issues, except as serves the destructive goals of his extremist supporters. His behavior with Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey was bizarre and deranged -- try keeping a straight face while watching mandated Navy sexual harassment videos, know-ing that the president's own conduct violates historic service rules to the point of absurdity.
For a while, it was almost possible to laugh off Mr. Clinton's hedonistic, "college protester" values. But now that we have clear evidence that he perjured himself and corrupted others to cover up his lies, Bill Clinton is no longer funny. He is dangerous.
William J. Clinton, perhaps the most selfish man ever to disgrace our presidency, will not resign. I therefore risk my commission, as our generals will not, to urge this of Congress: Remove this stain from our White House. Banish him from further office. For God's sake, do your duty.
NOTE: We need more and more of these brave Marines and other military
personnel to come forward like this righteously indignant man has done. Do
not lose sight of the fact we ask our military men and women to place their
lives on the line. This isn't an issue of losing office or a job. It's like
the conversation between the chicken and the pig about breakfast: The pig
says to the chicken "For you it's only a days work; for me it's total
-- Carl F. Worden
published in The Old Breed News, December,
1994 Vol.XLIV #6 Official publication of the 1st Marine
Division Association, Inc
It has been 53 years since I landed at Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division in the original occupation of Japan following World War II. In August every year, I have watched and listened to the faint-hearted "peaceniks" and their light-headed symbolism-without-substance of ringing bells, flying pigeons, floating candles, and sonorous chanting and I recall again that "Peace is not a cause - it is an effect."
In July, 1945, my fellow 8th RCT Marines [I was a BARman] and I returned to Saipan following the successful conclusion of the Battle of Okinawa. We were issued new equipment and replacements joined each outfit in preparation for our coming amphibious assault on the home islands of Japan. B-29 bombing had leveled the major cities of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Tokyo.
We were informed we would land three Marine divisions and six Army divisions, perhaps abreast, with large reserves following us in. It was estimated that it would cost half a million casualties to subdue the Japanese homeland.
In August, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima but the Japanese government refused to surrender. Three days later a second A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The Imperial Japanese government finally surrendered.
Following the 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese admiral said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant..." Indeed, they had. Not surprisingly, the atomic bomb was produced by a free people functioning in a free environment. Not surprisingly because the creative process is a natural human choice-making process and inventiveness occurs most readily where choice-making opportunities abound. Tamper with a giant, indeed! Tyrants, beware: Free men are nature's pit bulls of Liberty! The Japanese learned the hard way what tyrants of any generation should know Never start a war with a free people - you never know what they may invent!
As a newly assigned member of a U.S. Marine intelligence section, I had a unique opportunity to visit many major cities of Japan, including Nagasaki and Hiroshima, within weeks of their destruction. For a full year I observed the beaches, weapons, and troops we would have assaulted had the A-bombs not been dropped. Yes, it would have been very destructive for all, but especially for the people of Japan.
When we landed in Japan, for what came to be the finest and most humane occupation of a defeated enemy in recorded history, it was with great appreciation, thanksgiving, and praise for the atomic bomb team, including the aircrew of the Enola Gay. A half million American homes had been spared the Gold Star flag, including, I'm sure, my own.
hear the apologists expressing guilt and shame for A-bombing and ending the war Japan had
started (they ignore the cause-effect relation between Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki), I have
noted that neither the effete critics nor the puff-adder politicians are among us in the assault landing-craft or
the stinking rice paddies of their suggested alternative, "conventional" warfare. Stammering
reluctance is obvious and continuous, but they do love to pontificate about the Rights that others, and the Bomb, have bought
and preserved for them.
The vanities of ignorance and camouflaged cowardice abound as license for the assertion of virtuous "rights" purchased by the blood of others - those others who have borne the burden and physical expense of Rights whining apologists so casually and self-righteously claim.
At best, these hypocrites demonstrate a profound and cryptic ignorance of causal relations, myopic perception, and dull I.Q. At worst, there is a word and description in The Constitution defining those who love the enemy more than they love their own countrymen and their own posterity. Every Yankee Doodle Dandy knows what that word is.
In 1945, America was the only nation in the world with the Bomb and it behaved responsibly and respectfully.It remained so until two among us betrayed it to the Kremlin. Still, this American weapon system has been the prime deterrent to earth's latest model tyranny: seventy years of Soviet definition, coercion, and domination of human beings.
The message is this: Trust Freedom. Remember, tyrants never learn. The restriction of Freedom is the limitation of human choice - and choice is the fulcrum-point of the creative process in human affairs. As earth's choice-maker, it is our identity on nature's beautiful blue planet and the natural premise of man's free institutions, environment, and respectful relations with one another. Made in the image of our Creator, free men choose, create, and progress - or die.
That human institution which is structured on the principle "...all men are endowed by their Creator with...Liberty...," is a system with its roots in the natural Order of the universe. The opponents of such a system are necessarily engaged in a losing contest with nature and nature's God.Free men should not fear or envy the oppressor nor choose any of his ways. Recall with a confident Job and a victorious David, "Know ye not that you are in league with the stones of the field?"
Sgt. USMC WWII and Korea
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