It will take congress to change the UCMJ.
On 30 June 1775, the Second Continental Congress established 69 Articles of War to govern the conduct of the Continental Army.
Effective upon its ratification in 1789, Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution provided that Congress has the power to regulate the land and naval forces. On 10 April 1806, the United States Congress enacted 101 Articles of War (which applied to both the Army and the Navy), which were not significantly revised until over a century later. The military justice system continued to operate under the Articles of War until 31 May 1951, when the Uniform Code of Military Justice went into effect.
The UCMJ was passed by Congress on 5 May 1950, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, and became effective on 31 May 1951. The word Uniform in the Code's title refers to the congressional intent to make military justice uniform or consistent among the armed services.
The current version of the UCMJ is printed in the latest edition of the Manual for Courts-Martial (2008), incorporating changes made by the President (executive orders) and National Defense Authorization Acts of 2006 and 2007.
Merry Christmas to you and yours Bill. Thank you for being a consistent voice for conservativism here in Brevard.
I apologize I am unable to call. Just a bit of levity about DADT...levity can also speak volumes to an issue:
Some military terms will most likely be eliminated from our troop's vocabulary...due to change in meaning:
1. I got your Back
2. Never leave your friends behind
3. Poop Deck
4. I'm on top of it
5. I'll cover you
6. gang showers
7. Watch my back (not much different than #1, but the reply now may be..."Oh, I am"
8. Fire in the Hole
I am sure you can come up with many many more :-)
Again, Merry Christmas!!
That acronym is beautiful. Only one problem. It shows a big weakness
inside our dear government. They do so want to control us but they
have no control over themselves.
seditiously yours, Pat