Despite vowing for months not to force Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19, President Joe Biden did just that earlier this month with an order requiring federal employees and contractors, as well as employees of large organizations and health care providers, to roll up their sleeves. Now, one member of the U.S. armed forces is speaking out about the mandate.
After nearly two decades on the job, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague submitted a fiery resignation letter last week that excoriated Biden for the “unlawful, unethical, immoral and tyrannical” vaccine order and charged that Americans have “a complete lack of confidence” in the White House, Fox News reported.
“Against my will and better judgment”
According to Fox, Hague’s resignation letter was made public in a tweet shared by his wife last Thursday.
“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,” the lieutenant colonel wrote. “It is impossible for this so-called ‘vaccine’ to have been studied adequately to determine the long-term effects.”
“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,” Hague added. “Furthermore, ample studies show that naturally derived immunity based on exposure to the virus offers far superior protection than the mandated ‘vaccine.'”
An Aug. 24 memo sent out by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin specifically notes that prior infection with COVID-19 does not exempt an individual from the vaccine requirement.
“The fall of liberty”
Hague also says in his letter that he “cannot and will not contribute to the fall of this great nation and its people,” which he intimated is coming under Biden’s reign.
“The values that our nation 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,” the Army officer wrote. “We are watching the fall of liberty at this moment.”
After eighteen years of active duty service in the US Army, my lieutenant colonel husband has resigned
He’s walking away from all he’s worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid at UGA
He’s walking away from his retirement
His resignation memo: pic.twitter.com/u1QU488fmI
— Katie Phipps Hague (@AtTheHague) September 9, 2021
Lt. Col. Hague concludes his letter of resignation by saying he didn’t want to leave his post in the Army. “I would like nothing more than to continue in the Army to reach my 20 years of active federal service and retire with my pension,” Hague said in his letter, according to Fox.
“However,” he said, “I instead will join those who have served before me in pledging my Life, my Fortune, and my Sacred Honor to continue resisting the eternal and ever-mutable forms of oppression and tyranny — both from enemies outside our nation‘s borders, and those within.”