Secure Freedom Minute: Trust – a Job Requirement in Congress and the Military


Kevin McCarthy is no longer Speaker because, at the end of the day, a majority of the House of Representatives no longer trusted him. If integrity becomes a job requirement going forward, it will serve the Congress – and the nation – well.

The same must apply to the leadership of the U.S. military. In a powerful essay at and a devastating new book entitled, Defending the Constitution Behind Enemy Lines, serving Navy Commander Robert Green courageously observes that, “There is no more important value to building an effective fighting force than trust.” 

Particularly devastating to such trust has been: uniformed leaders’ misconduct in successive wars; the disastrous surrender of Afghanistan; and illegally requiring service personnel to be jabbed with untested so-called “vaccines.” 

The Senate must reject, not reward, senior officers nominated for promotion but who have, like Speaker McCarthy proven untrustworthy.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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