I spoke too soon yesterday....
I have effectively been silenced - as has every other retired member from any service.
I received my May-August 2013 copy of the "Echos" magazine in the mail today... (the retiree's newsletter). Within it was what I find an ominous article on page 10 titled "Did you know? Retired Soldiers and the Uniform Code of Military Justice" (UCMJ)
It references AR 27-10, Chapter 5, section 1, 5-2(b) 3.
Any of you who are a Vet (not a retiree) or citizen without Military service I would encourage you to write your elected on this topic - as silencing all retiree's takes away quite a bit of firepower to the argument.... All Retiree's should write their elected as well - but do the homework yourself and see what the regulation holds..... FUBAR folks.
I'm Army, so I have no clue what other services regulations hold within them - but my assumption is, they reflect each other in UCMJ here just as they reflect each other in every other aspect. It's US Code.... federal law. Just as I have reminded Congress often enough, no one is above the law..... (even if they are not obeying it - I HAVE too, or I am no different than they)
It appears these points within AR 27-10 were inserted somewhere in 1978 or thereabouts... (possibly earlier but I can't find them)
I went back as far as I could and discovered a legal discussion (Military Law Review) written in 1979 discussing the new term "extraordinary circumstances" which appears to be the key phrase and legal "switch" that will be used in the current 2011 version of the reg.
If you are a Veteran - but not a Retiree, you are probably safe from inclusion under this... certainly no more than any other US Citizen who speaks out against this government... but as a Retiree, the bottom line is; they can call you back to AD at any age and at any time for the purposes of Court Marshaling you under "extraordinary circumstances".
No one can dispute we currently have "extraordinary circumstances" in our Nation and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out they will bend (or ignore whatever aspects of) the Law to whatever degree they feel necessary to silence anyone who speaks out against this government.
I will continue to write my elected - nothing in UCMJ can prevent that and I will continue my research to see if posting those letters violates UCMJ in any way - but I am only going to be reading from now on, not posting what I find. I will keep my own counsel. Please forgive me, I'm still here but I've been silenced.
Knowing this now, I ask you pray for all Retiree's... as after this particular warning in Echoes.... This could prove to be a very ominous warning of dire results to come - to all retirees.....
Trust me, I WILL be contacting my elected on this subject - along with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Call me if you need to talk.