A US Army lieutenant colonel has resigned and retired from his career after more than 19 years of service for refusing President Joe Biden’s “unethical, immoral and tyrannical” vaccine mandate.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Douglas Hague’s letter of resignation has been shared nearly 10,000 times since his wife tweeted the memo announcing that the Army veteran is “walking away from everything he’s worked for and believed in since he was a ROTC kid.”
In the letter — which he wrote on Aug. 23, the day after the Pentagon announced that all active military personnel would be immediately vaccinated — Hague said he refused “to sit still and have a serum injected into my flesh against my will and better judgement.” ”.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Douglas Hague (pictured) has resigned and given up retirement after more than 19 years of service for refusing President Joe Biden’s ‘unethical, immoral and tyrannical’ vaccine mandate
Hague (pictured left with his wife), who is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, cited many other reasons for his dismissal, including “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the United States military and government” and a “complete lack of trust in the presidential administration’
He wrote: ‘It is impossible that this so-called ‘vaccine’ has been studied sufficiently to establish its long-term effects.
“It just hasn’t lasted long enough and any other claim is downright ignorant and probably an outright lie, driven by a negligent political agenda.”
In addition to the vaccine mandate, Hague, who is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, cited many other reasons for his resignation, including “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the United States military and government” and a “complete lack of confidence in the presidential administration’.
“We are currently looking at the fall of freedom,” he wrote.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Douglas Hague’s letter of resignation has been shared nearly 10,000 times since his wife tweeted the memo announcing that the army vet is “walking away from everything he’s worked for and believed in since he was a ROTC kid.”
The father of seven went on to blame the Biden administration for the suicide bombings that took place in Kabul and resulted in the deaths of 13 servicemen. own borders’.
“I cannot and will not contribute to the fall of this great nation and its people,” Hague wrote, adding that he “will continue to uphold the Constitution of the United States,” but can no longer do so while he is in the military serves. because he believes that “the military is currently being used to the contrary.”
Due to his resignation, Hague has also lost his opportunity to retire.
He noted that while he would like “nothing more than to remain in the military to achieve my 20 years of active federal service and retire on my retirement…to resist the eternal and ever-changing forms of oppression and tyranny’.
Hague woman Katie Phipps Haag told Fox news that her husband submitted the letter on Aug. 30 and has since been “sent to his chain of command” and appears to be proceeding “smoothly.”
Marine Corp Lt Col Stuart Steller said in a widely shared video that military leaders must take responsibility for failed, fatal evacuation from Afghanistan
Critics on social media tried to debunk the memo, pointing out that it was dated August 23 and referring to the attacks in Kabul, although they happened three days later.
According to Fox, Katie said Hague began drafting the letter on August 23, revised it several times and never updated the date before submitting it a week later on August 30.
Other commentators were skeptical, saying Hague should be given a slew of other vaccines before serving in the military.
Her response, as reported by Fox: “He didn’t resign because of a vaccine. He said he felt the vaccine was being used as a political tool to divide and segregate Americans.
“He then went on to name many other reasons for his resignation that had nothing to do with vaccines.”
The follow-up post to the video where Scheller said he was relieved of his duty
Scheller was relieved of his duties as a battalion commander after a stellar career spanning 17 years. “I’ve been fighting for 17 years. I’m willing to throw everything away to say to my senior leaders, “I demand responsibility,” he said
The Hague is not the only military member to leave his position in light of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate and the hasty departure from Kabul.
Last month, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller was relieved of his duty on active duty after he publicly called senior leaders in a widely circulated video.
In the position, he demanded leadership to take responsibility for the deadly disaster in Afghanistan and rebuked Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley and others for not “raising their hands and accepting responsibility or saying: “We’ve got this upstairs.”‘
“The reason people are so upset on social media right now isn’t because the Marine abandoned someone on the battlefield,” Scheller said in a nearly five-minute video on Facebook and LinkedIn.