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  •  Also illegal - Hatch Act violation for personnel.. (4+ / 0-)
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    Jack Hare, basket, laurnj, jan4insight

    ...active duty, reserve, or irregular reserve (which includes most discharged veterans for 20 years after separation) to appear in uniform in a partisan political context or use their military credentials in a way that suggests official endorsement of a position.

    It's the same law that prevents Federal employees from engaging in many types of election activities, ID'd as a government employee or not, that you might take for granted. But you can bet that if a Federal employee came out and said "I work for the Center for Disease Control, and Mitt Romney gives you cooties" the wingnuts would be in conniptions.

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 04:22:47 PM PDT

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