You Represent Everything that is Wrong with our Country Today

You represent everything that is wrong with our country today. Your effort could be put to much greater use.

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell

Hi (name withheld).

You give us far too much credit.

What “greater use” might there be than defending the U.S. Constitution?

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere (Brigadier General, US Army, Retired)

The mission of the United States military is to defend our diverse country against all enemies – not promote religion. A military member’s sworn oath is to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States…and bear true faith and allegiance to the same” – not to any Bible version. Our Constitution 1st Amendment provides for separation of church & state that prohibits the government or its representatives from “respecting” (i.e., favoring, supporting, endorsing, promoting, etc) any religious establishment (i.e., a religion, denomination, church, sect, cult, etc) Military service is public, religious beliefs are private. Military members may privately practice the religion (or non-religion) of choice, but they may not lawfully use their government service, position or office to force their private religious beliefs on fellow Americans. Military members who disrespect & disregard our Constitution & their sworn oath need to be disciplined & required to take a USA Constitution 101 course as well as briefed on the lawful significance of their sworn oaths. Any person who cannot support & defend our Constitution & honor the sworn oath should not be in our military. 
John Compere (Brigadier General, US Army, Retired)
MRFF Advisory Board Member

Our government does not endorse or promote any one religion. The constitutional right of a soldier to keep a bible on his desk is a private expression of faith…not even any particular religion!  It does not in any way promote a religion, nor does it infringe on the rights of an atheist, agnostic, or member of any organized religion.  Even the generic use of the word “God” does not endorse, favor or promote any one religion. Your warped interpretation of the 1st Amendment is hateful and shameful. But thanks for your outstanding effort in trying to further divide our UNITED States!
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere (Brigadier General, US Army, Retired)
Please be advised that my “warped” interpretation of the US Constitution 1st Amendment is based upon 50 years of professional service as an Army lawyer, Texas lawyer & US judge. Please see the attachments for assistance in helping you understand our constitutional history & law.
John Compere (Brigadier General, US Army, Retired)
MRFF Advisory Board Member







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