Public Servants must be loyal to the people

This post was written by marc on February 27, 2007
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

There is talk that Bush might order an illegal attack against Iran and there is also talk that several generals might refuse to cooperate with that plan. We are a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people. That means that the people come first.

Government workers are suppose to follow the lawful orders of their superiors. The key phrase here being “lawful” If you are a government worker and your superior or your president orders you to do something that is not lawful then you are obligated to refuse to act on that order. You must say “no” because your loyalty is to the people, not the president. So if the order comes to attack Iran and the Congress hasn’t authorized it then it is your duty to refuse to obey. If the president commits treason and you go along with it then you are a party to that treason. I am asking all public servants and members of the military to remember that you serve the people, not the government, and not the president.

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