In a blistering letter, a 19-year veteran US. Army Lieutenant Colonel resigned from the Army and relinquished his pension as he claimed that President Biden’s vaccine mandate was “unethical, immoral and tyrannical” while adding, “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,” and castigating the “ideologically Marxist takeover of the military and United States government at their upper echelons.”

Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague wrote:

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. 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. Furthermore, ample studies show that naturally derived immunity based on exposure to the virus offers far superior protection than the mandated “vaccine.”

“I cannot and will not contribute to the fall of this great nation and its people — those very Americans whom I swore to protect the liberty of at all costs,” he continued. “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. We are watching the fall of liberty at this moment. Governors and mayors forcibly locking down millions of Americans, restricting them from their unalienable right to pursue  happiness, forcing them out of their jobs and their ability to participate in the most basic and fundamental rights life offers because of their personal beliefs and values.”

“These are the same values that we service members offer our very lives to protect and now we are being used as tools to boost the numbers of vaccinated people in order to further distance and alienate those who, knowing the personal risk of the disease, have freely decided to remain unvaccinated,” he wrote. “I cannot be used as a tool against them, as they are my daughters, my son, my siblings, and my friends. They are the Americans that deserve my support and love.”

He then turned to the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan:

A complete lack of confidence in the presidential administration and secretaries directing the military — as demonstrated by the sudden and rash, at best, but pushing traitorous withdrawal from Afghanistan. The strategic decisions with regard to Afghanistan made by these people have not only unnecessarily cost the lives of 13 service members and many Afghanis, but have undoubtedly set our nation up for many more attacks both in Afghanistan and within our own borders. While the need to respond quickly to move friendly personnel out of harm’s way may have been necessary, I have concerns that appropriate screening of personnel could not have taken place with the chaos and haste of the operations —  potentially leading to transporting threatening terrorists to friendly nations, including the United States. This entire situation was completely preventable by following the most basic tactics taught in all military schools to every Soldier in the Army. Establish security first and remove security last.

For our military leaders to overlook this at the level they operate gives reason for total lack of confidence, and even cause for concern that the best interest of the United States, Her people, and Her allies is not what is motivating those in positions of authority. What I view as an ideologically Marxist takeover of the military and United States government at their upper echelons. 

Hague’s wife tweeted out her husband’s resignation letter, adding, “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.”

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

She added, “He didn’t resign over 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 list many other reasons for his resignation — none of which have anything to do with vaccines.”

He didn’t resign over 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 list many other reasons for his resignation—none of which have anything to do with vaccines.

— Katie Phipps Hague (@AtTheHague) September 11, 2021

“The Pentagon announced Aug. 23 that it is requiring all service members to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, effective immediately,” Fox News noted, adding, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the vaccines are safe and effective. … On Monday, demonstrators organized by New Mexico Freedoms Alliance gathered at the Holloman Air Force Base Visitors Center to protest the mandate, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.”

The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.