Loyalty and Obedience in the Military

I watched that general on the news and commented to my wife “it takes YEARS, a lifetime, to become a 4 star general. One retired general publicly admitted that he never once voted in his entire life because he felt that any attempt at partisanship would sully his sworn duty to carry out any command of any commander-in-chief.” My wife objected that the voting is secret and one may register as an independent but I countered with the observation that even the act of choosing in ones heart is an expression of partisanship which can disfigure a spirit of unquestioning loyalty and obedience.

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