A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel has reportedly stepped down in protest of the military’s vaccine mandate and what he called the “Marxist takeover of the military” and U.S. government.
“First, and foremost, I am incapable of subjecting myself to the unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit still and allow a serum to be injected into my flesh against my will and better judgment,” wrote Paul Hague in his resignation letter submitted on Aug. 30 after more 19 years of Army service — a letter first shared by his wife on Twitter.
“It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects,” he continued. “It simply has not existed for enough time and any claim otherwise is blatantly ignorant and likely an outright lie driven by negligent political agenda. Furthermore, ample studies show that naturally derived immunity based on exposure to the virus offers far superior protection than the mandated ‘vaccine.’”
Hague also wrote, “I cannot and will not contribute to the fall of this great nation and its people – those very Americans whom I swore to protect the liberty of at all cost. The values that our military was founded on, has lived by and thrived under, have been utterly decimated by the current presidential administration and the leadership of the military; to include the Army.”
He warned of what he called “the fall of liberty at this moment” and, as examples, cited “governors and mayors forcibly locking down millions of Americans; restricting them from their unalienable right to pursue happiness; forcing them out of their jobs and their ability to participate in the most basic and fundamental rights life offers because of their personal beliefs and values.”
In addition to the military’s vaccine mandate, Hague cited the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a reason, which he called “sudden and rash, at best” and “traitorous.” He said the withdrawal “set our nation up for many more attacks both in Afghanistan and within our own borders.” He mentioned the 13 U.S. service members who were killed in a Aug. 26 explosion, believed to be by the terrorist group ISIS-K, near the airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Hague expressed concerns over the screening of those evacuated and said that the “entire situation was completely preventable.”
Hague also cited what he called “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the military and United States government at their upper echelons” as a reason for his resignation.
His wife spoke to Fox News and said, “He didn’t resign over a vaccine. He said he felt the vaccine was being used as a political tool to divide and segregate Americans.”
Task & Purpose reported the Army “has refused to comment on the widely-publicized letter, or even confirm whether it is genuine, citing privacy concerns for the officer.” The news outlet added that Hague is still in the Army Reserve.
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