A Woman's Fight For Military Equality
"I, Martha Elizabeth McSally, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, so help me God."
  Upon entering the United States Air Force, Martha McSally took this oath of military service, a pledge Martha personally took seriously. Since then, Martha has done everything to preserve her loyalty to the Constitution of the United States as depicted in the oath. Recently, however, her pledge to the military has been put to the test. Abiding by the rules set forth by her commanding officers while stationed in Saudi Arabia has compromised Martha's religious and constitutional beliefs. In effect, there exists heavy dissention between Martha and her fellow military personnel. The issue at hand is whether or not Martha’s pledge to the military mandates her to act in accordance with the orders of her superior officers if, consequently, her religious and constitutional beliefs are being compromised.



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