And now, in light of the drastic changes we have seen in foreign policy, the economy, and the military, WND.com is reporting that two retired U.S. generals are creating a citizens’ commission to scrutinize our federal government's actions on national security and economic issues.
And these two retired Generals are no lightweights. Vallely, who today is chairman of the organization Stand Up America, served as the deputy commanding general of Pacific Command. Jones, who is vice-chairman of "The Americans Project" of Stand Up America, held numerous Air Force command positions including a tactical fighter wing, a strategic airlift wing and a special operations group. "The Americans Project" is at the core of the Leadership Council, and Jones describes it as "a movement, not a new party necessarily. We want candidates to run as Americans first before being a Democrat, Republican or Independent.”
Furthermore, Vallely says "The Americans Project" will serve as a “citizens’ commission” of prominent Americans to provide advice to legislative and executive branches of government. And taking it a step further, he recognizes the importance of massive grassroots protests and social networking, which he envisions can be undertaken through his organization. He cites the “forced resignation” of President Richard Nixon as an example of the power of peaceful citizen involvement.
In an eight-point paper outlining their strategies and goals, Vallely and Jones call for adherence to the Constitution with strict congressional oversight of all executive actions. For instance ... In an apparent reference to the cutback in overall U.S. military readiness, they call for a strong national defense but stipulate that “in no way” would the U.S. military ever be used against U.S. citizens, a reference to a growing concern among many Americans.
In regards to our historic $17 trillion government debt, concerns over continued unemployment and excessive tax rates on businesses and citizens, they have a solution. Vallely and Jones call for abolishing the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Service system, the intended result of which would be that “all political plundering of the peoples’ wealth via taxation will be stopped.” And by abolishing the Federal Reserve, all U.S. government financial and economic functions would be turned back to the U.S. Treasury. The IRS would be immediately abolished and replaced by a sales tax on specified items for partial financing of the U.S. government.
But they didn't stop there. The retired generals condemned the illegal alien “invasion,” which they said would be stopped with a secured border double fence, calling for penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens.
They also called for the elimination and consolidation of a number of federal agencies, some of which, like the Department of Homeland Security, they say, have exceeded their authority. There is much more that is outlined in their policy objectives, and it is obvious that these men have done their homework and their passion for the country they long defended, knows no bounds.
Retired General Vallely said the U.S. faces a battle that is unknown to generations of Americans, and that the fate of the nation is “now in our hands” to enforce the Constitution and “severely limit the federal government and its out-of-control spending.” He went on to say, “We are in a war for America ... This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers and friends. Be the captains of your souls. I pray for another George Washington to appear within the year and lead us.”
I applaud these Generals for standing on principle and speaking out; for taking action to restore us to our Constitutional heritage. But I don't know if even General Washington's considerable prowess, good fortune, and strength of purpose would be enough to overcome our obstacles.
I have a feeling that there is much more to this story and those of recent purgings within the military ranks. I pray that the objectives of these men (and others who will undoubtedly join them), will be met, and I pray for their safety. I, too, long for a change in direction. It is yet to be seen if these efforts are too late, or if they align with God's will for our nation. For now, I will enjoy the moment of hope they offer.
For a comprehensive summary of General Vallely's positions, please click here.
Hebrews 13:18 "Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things."