by William Norwood Hollis

MICHAEL NEW will go down in history as the first American soldier who refused to wear the United Nations [UN] uniform. This is not a case of a soldier's refusing to peel potatoes; indeed, this is a case of a soldier who refused to follow orders that CONTRADICTED HIS SACRED OATH, the law, and the CONSTITUTION OF MILITARY REGULATIONS! Michael's first defense lawyer, Colonel Ronald D. Ray, a retired Marine officer stated:

      This case is about the SOVEREIGNTY of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...

      All of the evidence assembled by his lawyers, demonstrating that he was justified in disobeying an unlawful and unconstitutional order, was excluded. The judge did not want this evidence presented to the jury! [emphasis added by writer]


MICHAEL'S FATHER, DANIEL NEW, a strong patriotic Christian, says, "When Michael enlisted into the Army in February, 1993, the Army recruiter of Conroe, Texas had never mentioned the UN command, foreign officers, or wearing a UN uniform. Instead, he was told he was signing up for the United States [US] Military."

The writer has said that if the UN wants to recruit our soldiers, it should do so openly by setting up recruitment centers in our cities and towns. Then we could see, openly and above board, whether our young people want to serve in their own country as US soldiers or UN mercenaries! Americans who volunteer to serve in the foreign military of any power, says the CONSTITUTION, risk losing their AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP. In any case, Americans should not be tricked into serving the UN after they have voluntarily signed up for the US Armed Forces.

MICHAEL NEW'S US OATH that he swore to, "SO HELP ME, GOD," was an oath to the God in whom he strongly believes. In this oath Michael stated that he would...

      Support and defend the Constitution of the United States of against all enemies, foreign and domestic [emp add]...
and that he would
      Obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and Uniform Code of Military Justice, SO HELP ME GOD.
      I solemnly affirm to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as a member of the international service of the United Nations, to discharge those functions and regulate my conduct with the interest of the United Nations only, in view, and not to seek or accept instructions in respect to the performance of my duties from any government or other authority external to the organization.(United Nations Organization)

THIS WRITER MUST POINT OUT HERE THAT THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION IS COMPRISED OF A LARGE NUMBER OF MUSLIM NATIONS, EACH POSSESSING A VOTE EQUAL TO OURS. Our UN action in Bosnia finds the US supporting BOSNIAN MUSLIMS. Daniel New quotes from his book (Michael New - Mercenary... or American Soldier), page 74: "Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic is said to have made the following declaration in his book, Muslim Declaration:

      There can be no peace or coexistence between Islamic faith and non-Islamic faith and institutions...The Islamic movement must and can take power as soon as it is morally and numerically strong enough, not only to destroy the non-Islamic power, but to build up a new Islamic one...'" (emp added)
Here we have our enlisted men and women taking an oath to support and defend our country, its laws, and Constitution, and in addiction to, obeisance to all of the orders given to them by their superior officers. Now we discover that these same officers have sworn their loyalty and allegiance to the UNITED NATIONS, a FOREIGN POWER! This is how they are subverting the Constitution of our country, and the oaths they have taken as officers to our military. IF THEY ARE CHRISTIANS, THEY ARE BREAKING ALLEGIANCE TO JEHOVAH-GOD AND HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST! "SO HELP ME, GOD!"

Why is an oath required for our military and elected or appointed officials? Why this oath, "So help me, God!" required in our courtrooms where our people's life and death problems are adjudicated? The answer is simple, though forgotten in Michael New's case. It establishes a chain of command under which our military and civil population are taught to respect and follow the Sovereign Jehovah-God of our Fathers, and to defend the Constitution against its "Domestic Enemies." In orderly obedience God sits at the top of the chain of command, then follows the Constitution, next the President, and lastly, the Army (military, civilian). God's law and the Constitution was disobeyed-broken-shattered-all the way down to Spc. Michael New.


The military judge erred by finding that the order to deploy to Macedonia was lawful. Instead of defending, or even discussing the lawfulness of the order of a US soldier to deploy in the UN uniform, the government has taken the remarkable position to COURT-MARTIAL SPC. NEW! For disobeying a lawful order dealing with a foreign policy, SPC. NEW may not defend against the lawfulness of the order. To do so, a nonjunticiable political question would be involved.


Another amazing aspect about this case can be found in the US ARMY FIELD MANUAL 22-100, "MILITARY LEADERSHIP," given to every recruit in Boot Camp:

      Moral courage is as important as physical courage. It is the courage to stand firm on your values, your moral principles, and your convictions...It takes special courage to support unpopular decisions and to make it difficult for others to do the wrong thing. If you believe you are right after sober and considered judgement, hold your position!
And Michael New is holding on for his life, his state, his country, and his God.

The Lord, Jehovah-God, the One we purport to serve, and the One SPC. New has served nobly says this to you, Michael-and says this to us all in II Corinthians 6-

      1. Be ye unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
      2. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
      3. And what agreement hath the Temple of God with idols? For ye [Christians] are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them,
        And I will be their [Israel] God,
        And they shall be my people.
      4. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
      5. and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (KJV)

Compatriot! We are Americans in Domestic Defense (AVIDD)! Here we have a boy, from our own neighborhood, who has been cashiered out of the US Army because he swore to defend our Constitution against domestic enemies. Here we have a young man who wanted to make a military career out of the Army he loved but has been drummed out because he refused to obey an illegal order, an order to serve under a UN command to which he did not swear allegiance. Here we have the type of order that is an affront to our Constitution, an assault on our culture, a threat to our posterity, and an insult to our God! We are not the United Nations; it has no god - we are the United States of America! One nation under God!

We American Veterans in Domestic Defense (AVIDD) need not look further for any project to adopt other than this one! We need to fully support Michael New!

October 2000