I have known many, many, enlisted, military men and women during my 20 years of active duty and 20 years as a civil servant for the U.S. Navy. I can tell you, that the individuals I knew were fiercely loyal patriots. Individuals who shed tears when we were attacked on September 11, 2001. Patriots who openly cry at the funeral of a fallen shipmate.
During the second term of President Nixon, he fell into some difficulties because of bad choices and withholding evidence from congress. The President was under siege from the news media and the politicians, from both sides. His future political looked grim. A friend of mine, then Chief James Smith, spent his own money to send a telegram to the President encouraging him to "stand tough in the face of political pressure". This was a bold move. An enlisted man sending a telegram to the President of the United States! Not to mention it was fairly expensive. But Jim wanted to make the point that he was loyal to HIS president. Now, I don't know if Jim voted for Mr. Nixon or not. But, once elected, the President is OUR President. I don't have to like him, but, by oath, I must follow him, to my death, if it comes to that.
The oath enlisted personnel take, every enlistment, states our patriotism. Remember; "I (state your name) do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That I will follow the orders of the President of the United States and the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So Help Me GOD." Pretty lofty language and a very solemn oath.
I bring all this up because of what is going on in Wisconsin. You may or may not agree with the direction that state politics are going up there. That is your prerogative. But, it is Wisconsin's business and the rabble rousers like Mr. Moore, the supposed Reverend Jackson, and the other out of towners, should leave Wisconsin to settle their differences. What the community organizers are doing is insurrection, and as I see it, a direct threat to the Constitution that we swore to "Support and Defend". If everyone there, all the protesters, the individuals that slept in the State House for 10 days, all of them, are Wisconsin citizens, with residences in Wisconsin, and paying taxes to Wisconsin, then I have no problem. If, as the news reports, they are outsiders, sent there to cause disruption to the democratic process, that is an act of sedition and should be dealt with accordingly. Mr. Moore called for all of the students, nation wide, to walk out of school, tomorrow. What the hell do they know, and what investment in Wisconsin politics does a pimple faced, pot heat from Virginia even know about what is going on up there. I will be, $20, most high school students, nation wide, can't even locate Wisconsin on a map, even if the state names are visible! Again, everyone who is not from Wisconsin, sit down and shut up! Let the citizens of Wisconsin settle their issues.
As far as Mr. Moore goes, he stated today that; "This is WAR!". Well, I challenged you before FAT BOY! Bring it on, you and me. You choose the weapons and the place. I will meet you and kick you fat ass, any where, any time. I served my country, loyally, honorably! I earned the right to be an American. You have not and it is time someone shuts you up!! I'm ready, willing, and able. What do you say, Mr. Moore? Chicken?!