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Uniformed soldiers: on the campaign trail?

POSTED: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 5:48pm

Soldier appears on stage at Ron Paul rally in uniform. Could face punishment.

Army corporal Jesse Thorsen stood at the podium of a rally for Ron Paul in Iowa wearing his military fatigues.

He went on to brag about Paul's foreign policy saying Paul's ideas are " hands down better than any other candidate's out there."

Thorsen could be in trouble with his superiors. Should military personnel be allowed to campaign for candidates in uniform?
 

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Silly question and an easy answer.

Should members of our military be free to voice a political opinion? Yes.

Thorsen should be reprimanded...he is in violation of the UCMJ, has not been in active service for several years, and posed as someone in military garb supporting and defending the candidacy of a person running for office. Military personnel swear allegiance to the United States of America and are under the Commander in Chief, the POTUS...they are not allowed to promote, support or defend any other person or entity. paul did this man a great disservice by having him speak at a rally. OOPS!

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