VoteVets Releases Open Letter to Georgia Voters, From Georgia Veterans, On Trump

VoteVets Releases Open Letter to Georgia Voters, From Georgia Veterans, On Trump
“Donald Trump is a domestic threat to our Constitutional Republic.”

 

 

ATLANTA, GA – Fifteen veterans from Georgia, spanning generations, today released an open letter to Georgia voters, through VoteVets.org, a national veterans’ and military families’ organization.


In the letter, the veterans sound the alarm regarding Trump’s hostility towards the core concepts of the Constitution.  They conclude that he is a domestic threat to the Constitution, and cite their continuing dedication to the oath they took, upon entering the military, to protect the Constitution.

 

The text of the letter is below.

 

OPEN LETTER CITIZENS OF GEORGIA, FROM GEORGIA VETERANS

 

To the Citizens of the Great State of Georgia:

When we took the oath of enlistment, we swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

While we no longer wear the uniform, we take that oath very seriously.  In this campaign, Donald Trump has shown himself to be dangerously clueless about our Constitution, and hostile to the ideals for which it stands.  Examples of this include, but are not limited to:

The above examples, considered along with his stance that we have “absolutely no choice” but to shut down some places of worship5, and reports that his transition team head expressed his desire to purge even lower levels of government6 of any non-loyalists lead us to only one conclusion:

Donald Trump is a domestic threat to our Constitutional Republic.

Not all of us see eye-to-eye with Hillary Clinton.  But for all of our serious issues with her over policy, we do not believe she will be hostile to the heart of our way of life – the Constitution of the United States.   Donald Trump will be hostile.  What’s worse, he has not even tried to hide it.

In four years, with a Republican candidate who is not a threat to our Constitution, this country can have a referendum on the Presidency of Hillary Clinton.  But, this year, in this election, all of us stand ready to continue our oath, and do all we legally can to ensure that a threat like Donald Trump never seizes power.

Signed

 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Alvin L. Hodges

U.S. Army Veteran

Combat Wounded Iraq War Veteran

Columbus, GA

 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Clay Harshbarger

U.S. Air Force Veteran

Vietnam and Desert Storm Veteran

Macon, GA

 

SMGST (Ret.) RC Parker

U.S. Air Force Veteran

Vietnam Veteran

Stockbridge, GA

 

Dr. Janet McMahon

U.S. Air Force Veteran

Pooler, GA

 

Michael V. Foran

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Vietnam Veteran

Peachtree City, GA

 

Robert E. Van Keuren, Jr.

U.S. Navy Veteran

Decatur, GA

 

Ernest Johnson

U.S. Air Force Veteran

Decatur, GA

 

Linda Bauer

U.S. Air Force Veteran

Canton, GA

 

Ed Richards

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Vietnam Veteran

Columbus, GA

 

Bennie Ray Baggett

U.S. Army Veteran

Vietnam Veteran

Columbus, GA

 

David Vargas

U.S. Army Veteran

Vietnam Veteran

Cumming, GA

 

Lynne Masters-Lee

U.S. Navy Veteran

Smyrna, GA

 

Thurston David Fulmer

U.S. Army Veteran

Atlanta, GA

 

Gary Moss

U.S. Army Veteran

Atlanta, GA

 

Rose Gibbs

U.S. Army Veteran

Decatur, GA

 

 

1 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/us/politics/donald-trump-constitution-power.html?_r=0

2 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-hayden-donald-trump_us_56d1ed18e4b0871f60eba2f3

3 http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/law-experts-weigh-donald-trumps-plan-ban-muslims-n476041

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/291208-trump-says-hed-prosecute-us-citizens-in-guantanamo

5 http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/trump-close-mosques-216008

6 http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-purge-exclusive-idUSKCN10003A

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