Blog posts : "veteran competency"
On February 20, 2013 I wrote and posted the first article on my blog titled “Disarming America’s Heroes” detailing what was happening to veterans who were being denied their Second Amendment and Fifth Amendment rights. It was reposted on many websites and within a few days attacked on Michelle Malki…
I have not posted anything new on my blog in over a month, but I have not been idle. Here is an update on some of the projects I have been working on:
VETERANS SECOND AMENDMENT LAWSUITS
The United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) continues to push our lawsuit against the Veterans Administration to force them to respond to our Freedom of Information Act request for info on why the VA is declaring thousands of veterans incompetent without due process of law and denying them their Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. We have received some information that is very damaging to the VA, but still not everything we have requested.
In the meantime, more veterans are coming forward asking for our help and we are preparing a second lawsuit. The horror stories continue to mount as we are now learning that the VA is telling the families of veterans that they also cannot purchase or own firearms, simply by virtue of the fact that they are the spouses and children of veterans that the VA has declared incompetent.
Additionally, several veterans have reported to us that in addition to being unable to purchase firearms, they are having their passports cancelled and/or being placed on the terrorist cannot fly list. In other words, the Feds continue to push the idea that all military veterans are potential terrorists simply by virtue of having honorably served our country.
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT
I am continuing to update and refine the formal Articles of Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama I am preparing for filing in the House of Representatives. Obama continues to give me more ammunition with new Executive Orders on gun control, the arming of terrorist in Syria, and his punitive actions toward the American people during the government shut down, to name but a few. We are also looking for a member of Congress willing to step up and file them.
UN SMALL ARMS TREATY
At the USJF we are monitoring the next moves Obama will make now that he has had John Kerry sign the blatantly anti Second Amendment UN Small Arms treaty. The very signing of the treaty is an unconstitutional action that violates the oath of office taken by both Kerry and Obama. We will work diligently to keep the treaty from being ratified by the necessary two-thirds of the Senate, but we are also concerned that Obama will try to implement parts of the treaty without Senate approval. That will result in an immediate lawsuit by the Justice Foundation.
I am continuing to work with USJF attorneys on other legal issues we are involved including defending the wrongfully prosecuted family in New Mexico that had bogus charges filed against them by the U.S. Attorney and had all of their assets seized simply because they owned a gun store and were active Tea Party members. We have also filed friend of the court briefs in several cases trying to protect the First Amendment right to freedom of religion of religious institutions and businesses owned by religious families who have moral objections to providing contraception and abortion services to their employees as required by Obamacare.
Since I wrote the article titled “Disarming America’s Heroes” I have been inundated with emails and phone calls from veterans and the families of veterans. The horror stories I am hearing are proof that the VA and the Obama administration have launched an all out assault on the Constitutional rights of our nation’s wounded warriors and other veterans.
Veterans are being declared incompetent not because they have a serious mental illness that makes them a danger to themselves or others, but because they have a physical disability resulting from their service in the armed forces or because they simply let their spouses pay the family bills.
If veterans have minor issues with PTSD, have expressed that they are depressed sometimes, or even in the case of Vietnam veterans admit that they are getting older and sometimes forget to pay their bills on time, the bureaucrats at the VA will seek to declare them incompetent. (I am a 65 year old veteran and often forget where I put my car keys, does that make me incompetent to handle my own financial affairs and even worse mean that I can’t own a firearm?) According to the VA it apparently does.
All of this has resulted in America’s heroes being declared incompetent by a process that blatantly violates their rights to due process under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Then, for reasons that have not been explained these same veterans are also being denied their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Many of the veterans I have heard from were initially both scared because of what was happening to them, and hurt because it is their own government that is causing this fear. After all, when they joined the military they signed a blank check to their country to defend it and its Constitution even if it cost them their lives. Yet, now their own government is turning on them and taking from them the very Constitutional rights they fought to preserve.
However, now something else is happening; the fear and betrayal that these veterans felt is turning to anger. Their training and instincts as warriors is coming forth and they are once again prepared to fight for their rights and the rights of other Americans. I think that the Obama administration has picked a fight with the wrong dog. Veterans are fighting back.
As Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) I am committed to helping these veterans and protecting their Constitutional rights. We are putting together a top notch legal team that is already exploring several potential avenues including administrative procedures and a class action lawsuit.
It will be a huge undertaking since we have veterans who have just received the letter telling them that the VA is considering declaring them incompetent, veterans who have already been declared incompetent and lost their Second Amendment Rights, and even veterans who have gotten the incompetence ruling reversed, but are still blacklisted when it comes to buying firearms. There will be no charge to any veterans or their families that we represent. We will raise the money to finance our efforts from private sources.
There are those detractors who claim that the letter from the VA is not real even though several reporters have contacted me and said they have talked to representatives of the VA and it is confirmed that it is sending out these letters. The VA apparently downplays this by saying it is not a big deal. I suggest that to the veterans who are losing their rights it is a very big deal and we intend to join them in the fight.
If you are a veteran or have a friend or family member who is a veteran and has received one of these letters or already been declared incompetent, please contact me and the USJF. We intend to come out swinging. Our veterans deserve nothing less.