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  •  I Had That Thought, But There's No Party or Candi- (3+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, worldlotus, Dallasdoc

    date or election involved here.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 06:28:16 PM PDT

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    •  Doesn't necessarily have to be (1+ / 0-)
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      Morgan Sandlin

      I was taught that ANYTHING advocating a political position or stance, whether tied to a particular candidate or party or not, was something that you could not take part in while in uniform without explicit instruction from your chain of command.

      The rule of thumb I was told was, "Don't get arrested while in uniform."

      "If you don't stick to your values when tested, they're not values! They're hobbies" - Jon Stewart

      by LivingOxymoron on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 06:38:35 PM PDT

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      •  it makes sense, given the perils that attend (1+ / 0-)
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        KenBee

        overly politicized or partisan militaries.

        then again, they also swear and oath to defend the country from all enemies, foreign and domestic, which sort of politicizes them right off the bat.

        i can totally appreciate the reasoning behind the (often violated) wall between military and the civilian political sphere. when the right has uniformed military as props, it freaks me out.

    •  they are prevented from attending "demonstrations" (0+ / 0-)

      of all kinds in uniform.

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