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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:00 PM

'An affront to the Constitution': More than 1,000 veterans denounce Trump's attacks on LTC Vindman.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ndVhRw0utMyLayMaMaPvGakVaUCMJxAe_-nvls9BgiQ/edit#

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President Trump believes that he can assail LTC Vindman with impunity, knowing that the latter is, by law, barred from speaking out. The President should know, however, that, despite taking aim at one Army officer, he has targeted anyone who currently wears ó or has worn ó the uniform. Our service members and veterans deserve the confidence of knowing that our elected leaders will come to their defense, just as they remain vigilant for ours.

LTC Vindman and all of his colleagues should know that we stand with them even when their Commander-in-Chief does not. For all of us, right still matters, just as we know it does for them, too.

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Reply 'An affront to the Constitution': More than 1,000 veterans denounce Trump's attacks on LTC Vindman. (Original post)
alwaysinasnit Feb 2020 OP
2naSalit Feb 2020 #1
The Blue Flower Feb 2020 #2
atreides1 Feb 2020 #3
TomSlick Feb 2020 #5
ffr Feb 2020 #4
BigOleDummy Feb 2020 #6
alwaysinasnit Feb 2020 #7
BigOleDummy Feb 2020 #8
Nature Man Feb 2020 #18
BigOleDummy Feb 2020 #19
Nature Man Feb 2020 #20
tavernier Feb 2020 #9
cynatnite Feb 2020 #10
Demonaut Feb 2020 #11
alwaysinasnit Feb 2020 #16
Permanut Feb 2020 #12
patphil Feb 2020 #13
Woodwizard Feb 2020 #14
Ananda62 Feb 2020 #15
ooky Feb 2020 #17
ohtransplant Feb 2020 #21
alwaysinasnit Feb 2020 #22
ohtransplant Feb 2020 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #24
Bonx Feb 2020 #25

Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:09 PM

1. K&R

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:12 PM

2. Go to the link to send to service members in your circle

This is a critical statement. Putin's puppet is dismantling military cohesion, the very concept of justice, and our diplomatic corps.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:17 PM

3. I signed my name to it.

N/A

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:08 PM

5. Me too.

Every veteran ought to be pissed.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:48 PM

4. Whoa! They sound fucking pissed!

As military veterans, we have worn the uniform proudly, representing hundreds of years of collective experience and all five branches of the military. We have served Commanders-in-Chief of both parties on whose orders some of us have deployed into battle. We have all served our country; some of us have bled, while all of us recall friends who made the ultimate sacrifice.

For many of us, it is not often that we inject our voices into the national dialogue, but this is a moment that demands it. That is because we consider President Trumpís sustained attacks on an active duty Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, to be an affront to the Constitution that we have all sworn to uphold. We are speaking out precisely because neither LTC Vindman nor his fellow active-duty service members can.

The Presidentís actions and insults towards LTC Vindman are not only wrong, they carry dangerous implications. The dismissal of LTC Vindman and his brother, also an Army Lieutenant Colonel, from the National Security Council staff appears to be motivated by nothing more than political retribution and deprives the White House of expertise necessary to defend our collective national security. The manner of these dismissals suggests that the Commander-in-Chief has prioritized a personal vendetta over our national security.


BRAVO!

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:21 PM

6. Is there ...

.... any other way to sign this? I do not and WILL not use anything from Google. Period. Nothing from the Alphabet organization soils my computer and I aim to keep it that way.

THIS veteran is as outraged by the treatment of our active service members and veterans as any other of us are. But I cannot force myself to use anything by this ............. company.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:28 PM

7. I don't blame you. Perhaps a letter to your local newspaper to show solidarity with your

fellow service members????

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 10:30 PM

8. Good idea.

Will have one out by the afternoon mail. Thank you for reminding me of this.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:21 AM

18. you do realize that you, at some point, will inadvertently "use"

some Google products whether you like it or not, regardless of the browser and OS configuration you currently have.

Hope you're using a basic flip phone, a winbox with Win95 and the first version of Internet Explorer. That's probably the only way you can completely escape Google.

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Response to Nature Man (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:43 AM

19. I DO in fact use

a flip phone. I don't allow 3rd party cookies. I use Tor as a browser. I clean cookies and trackers at least once an hour. The only google related crap on my machine are the trackers it leaves but you can mitigate them if you want to bad enough.

I don't like your insinuation either btw.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:11 AM

20. I didn't insinuate anything

I told you what I think. Was it not clear enough?

Don't try and see things that aren't there.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:15 PM

9. I forwarded it to my daughter who signed it

and then wondered whose closet she should hide in when the gestapo come.
I answered that I wished her comment was funny. But she wore the uniform and the man in the White House didnít.

Curious to see how many signatures will finally be on it when all is said and done.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:19 PM

10. Signed. Thanks! n/t

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:31 PM

11. this could be a fishing tactic

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:55 PM

12. Thanks, alwaysinasnit. Just signed it! n/t

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:57 PM

13. I just signed.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

14. Signed

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:04 AM

15. I signed

And sent the link to other veterans.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:29 AM

17. Signed.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:49 PM

21. OK. What am I missing? Why does it open in read-only

mode for me? TYIA!

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Response to ohtransplant (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:53 PM

22. It is read only but at the end of the letter there is a section called signatories and there is a

point in the sentence where you click and put your name and military branch. Hope this helps.

Signatories as of February 19

(If you are a military veteran and wish to add your name to this statement, you may do so here.)

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 12:53 AM

23. Thank-you!

I knew it must be hiding in plain sight...

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 03:59 PM

24. Kick

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 04:31 PM

25. So no vetting that signees are actually veterans.

Seems less than ideal.

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