Some might wonder why I have held off in having a say about Scheller. To tell you the truth, I have had some difficulty with it. What he said, of course is the truth. However, when you take an oath in the military, you give up some of your rights. One of these is the right to criticize your superior officers. When you join the service, you live under another set of laws, called the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.)
When he spoke the truth, he was guilty of disobeying this code, which I am sure he knew. As such, it does speak to Scheller’s courage. He very likely knew he was going to get in trouble, though he was probably unaware as to the extent. To be sure, he not only disobeyed the law but he stuck his finger in a hornets nest. Dems do not like their faults exposed, especially those who wear starts on their collars.
Though I was in the Marines, I would hardly call myself an expert on the U. C. M. J. Still, the first word in the title is “Uniform.” That is to say, it should apply just as much to the Lt. Col. as to the four star general. It would seem that what the general did was far worse, but he will never suffer for what he did. You see, you get to break the law when you have a D after your name. Moreover, you get to break the law when you do things that aid and abet the FOCs.
That means the U. C. M. J. is not uniform. It is biased. If the general got off without so much as a slap of the hand, then nothing should have happened to the Lt. Col. If the Lt. Col. faces a general court martial then so should the general.
Then again, as we all know, with Biden in the White House, why should we be surprised?
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