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“Dear Mr. President:

“I hereby resign my commission as an Officer in the United States Army.

“I resign because I refuse to support U.S. armed drone policy. The Executive Branch continues to claim the right to kill anyone, anywhere on earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified officials. I refuse to support this policy of unaccountable killing.

“I resign because I refuse to support U.S. nuclear weapons policy. The Executive Branch continues to invest billions of dollars into nuclear weapons, which threaten the existence of humankind and the earth. I refuse to support this policy of terror and mutually assured destruction.

“I resign because I refuse to support U.S. policy of preventive war, permanent military supremacy and global power projection. The Executive Branch continues to claim extra-constitutional authority and impunity from international law. I refuse to support this policy of imperial overstretch.

“I resign because I refuse to serve as an empire chaplain. I cannot reconcile these policies with either my sworn duty to protect and defend America and our constitutional democracy or my covenantal commitment to the core principles of my religion faith. These principles include: justice, equity and compassion in human relations, a free and responsible search for truth, a commitment to the democratic process, and the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

“Respectfully submitted,

“Christopher John Antal”

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6 thoughts on ““I Refuse to Support U.S. Armed Drone Policy”: Army Chaplain Reads Resignation Letter to Obama

      • I don’t know what you think, but I think there is a lot of hypocrisy among the countries with nuclear weapons. Why should we believe that nuclear weapons are safe in the hands of Americans or Pakistanis and not Iranians or North Koreans?
        I think he is brave

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        • Nuclear weapons are never safe in the hands of anyone.

          “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton

          Furthermore, this corruption of power is exacerbated when people – under the auspices of nation-states or other institutional authorities – control nuclear weapons which they never intend to use because it allows the threat of such use to be wielded against geopolitical rivals. In this sense, the unused nuke is the most powerful.

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