A lieutenant colonel who says he’ll resign from the Military moderately than get the COVID-19 vaccine declared on Fox Information Wednesday evening that whereas he has taken all the opposite vaccinations required by the army, he gained’t get the coronavirus shot due to “freedom.”
In a resignation letter that was shared by his wife on Twitter last week, Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague objected to the Pentagon’s necessary COVID-19 vaccination order for all members of the U.S. army. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin issued the mandate after the Meals and Drug Administration absolutely authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.
“First, and foremost, I’m incapable of subjecting myself to the illegal, unethical, immoral and tyrannical order to sit down nonetheless and permit a serum to be injected into my flesh in opposition to my will and higher judgment,” Hague wrote, including that he was additionally resigning because of what he views as “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the US authorities at their higher echelons.”
Predictably, Hague’s letter drew plaudits from conservative media, which has railed against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates and necessities in addition to the military supposedly going “woke.” Throughout a Wednesday evening look on Fox Information’ Hannity, he was hailed as a “principled” hero for strolling away two years earlier than receiving his pension.
Requested by host Sean Hannity why he was resigning, Hague stated “I don’t need the COVID vaccine” earlier than admitting that he has taken all the opposite immunizations that the army has required all through his profession.
“I had all the different Military vaccines. I’ve had eight anthrax pictures. I’ve had the smallpox vaccination. I’ve had all of them,” he stated earlier than revealing his rationale for refusing the COVID-19 jab.
“So it’s actually not about whether or not I’ll get the shot,” Hague proclaimed. “That is concerning the freedom of the American folks. The suitable to decide on your personal medical procedures. The suitable to resolve what’s gonna be injected into your physique and what’s not. That’s a pure human proper that we will’t take away from folks. And I swore an oath to guard and defend the Structure which affords these rights to the Individuals.”
Hannity, in the meantime, stated Hague was “pushed right into a nook” over the army mandate, whereas the soon-to-be ex-officer claimed his choice was all “about precept.”
“I swore an oath to guard that freedom,” he concluded. “The Military’s printed its current steering on how it could unfold this plan for implementing this. I’ve seemed it over. I do consider if I needed to, I might wiggle my manner by the subsequent two years and get my retirement however I must sacrifice my private integrity and I’d have to show my again on the oath I took to guard Individuals’ rights. This isn’t about me.”
In the meantime, the US is now averaging over 2,000 COVID-19 deaths per day—overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated—and states with decrease than common vaccination charges are actually having to ration medical care as a result of their hospitals are flooded with unvaccinated patients.