3-star ripped for presentation referencing God
WASHINGTON DC - - Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the new head of the Defense Information Systems Agency, is under fire for a commander’s call Wednesday that included references to God. But Hawkins, who just took over the directorship of DISA in January, said his presentation has been taken out of context.
As part of an all-hands meeting with DISA employees, Hawkins apparently showed a power point presentation that contained two slides titled “Ronnie’s Rules” that outline 18 priorities, the first and last of which are “Always put God first, and stay within His will” and “Always remember God is good — all the time!”
What a bunch of nonsense. At what point in the oath that an officer takes does it require him to cease referring to God, nor does it violate his oath to the Constitution. The government, and no one, has the right to dictate a person's feelings or beliefs. And who cares what the people in Arab nations perceive. We are not here to please them. I also disagree that he is speaking for the US Government. Herein lies the greatest threat to our nation. It is not the economic crisis or whether we go to war with Iraq or Afghanistan or Iran. It is the slow erosion and loss of our personal freedoms. The freedom to think as we want, to worship how we please, to defend our selves and to speak our minds. These are the basic freedoms guaranteed us by the Constitution through the wisdom of a few men that gave their all. Once we lose anyone of these we have lost everything. God help us to preserve these basic freedoms. The government certainly won't.