It is the summer of Love; 1969. I had just graduated from High School in a small Midwestern town. I knew nothing of war, or, of the world for that matter. But like most late teens, I was pretty sure I had a handle on most everything. I guess that just goes to show how wrong I can be.

I saw the TV News accounts of “the War” (Viet-Nam) but for some reason, never thought I would get involved. Wrong again.

In a musty room full of long-haired teenage boys, I raised my right hand and swore an oath, “to defend the Constitution and the Republic, from all enemies, foreign and domestic.”  Next thing I know, I’m standing in line, “nuts to butts,” waiting to be shorn, like a lamb. And lambs we were.

The transition from civilian “I can do whatever I please” life, to military “you will do as I tell you” life, is not an easy one. But I survived it. Having survived that, I figured I could survive just about whatever the war threw at me. As it turns out, by the grace of God, I did.

I did not appreciate the significance of that oath at the time, but I do now. You see, we now have real enemies inside our country, some of them in very high positions within our own government. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last fifty years, you know exactly who they are. They hate America, they hate you and me, and what we stand for. No one has relieved me of that oath, and I take it more seriously now than ever.

Fellow Veterans, we must stand again. We must stand against the tyranny, corruption, and out-and-out treason that now rules our country. I pledge to do whatever I can to get every Veteran to the polls to vote. Please join me and Vets for Trump in that effort. Sign up, volunteer, and get involved.

If just the Veterans stand as one, we can defeat the scourge that wants to turn all of us into subjects, instead of citizens. They want to take away our guns, our Constitution, our independence, and our freedom.  THAT is a pretty clear definition of a “domestic enemy,” and they need to be subdued.

Please join me.

Old Patriot

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