MRFF Advisory Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson Statement About Congressional letter to Secretary of Defense

No fewer than twenty Members of Congress have just totally shamed themselves, proving why the U.S. Congress’s rating in poll after poll is now so consistently low it can be declared single-digit.  Doug Collins, W. Gregory Steube, Doug Lamborn, Jim Banks, Ralph Norman, Mike Johnson, Louie Gohmert, Debbie Lesko, Steve King, Andy Harris, Kevin Brady, Brian Babin, Rick Allen, Tim Walberg, Glenn Grothman, Bill Flores, Andy Biggs, Austin Scott, Vicky Hartzler, and that gas-mask-wearing, certified lemon from the Sunshine State of Florida, Matt Gaetz, have penned a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper worthy of being filed with the worst to ever pass from Congress to the Department of Defense. The letter illustrates each Member’s rank ignorance of the U.S. Constitution, of the responsibilities of U.S. military chaplains, of the criticality of good order and discipline in the ranks of the military, and of their own responsibility to the secular law before whatever allegiance they might feel to fundamentalist Christian or other biblical, religious, or spiritual law.  If they believe the reverse — which clearly they must — they should resign immediately from Congress and join the ranks of those American taliban whom they obviously represent.  In our country, that’s their right.  There are probably civilian pulpits aplenty from which they can spew their invectives.  But not while in the government and not while using their influence to compel others in that government to “defy the Constitution for Jesus or whatever other deity.” Next, these men will be demanding trials for the witches and devils that torment them.

Lawrence Wilkerson (Colonel, U.S. Army – retired), Member of the Advisory Board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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1 Comment

  1. Infidel

    Dear Mr. Wilkerson.
    Commander Spock once said, “I think the appropriate response to your comment would be go to hell.”
    I am glad my Congressperson signed their name to that letter.
    We will take Mikey down and everyone with MRFF else with him.

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