An Open Letter in Support of Ron Paul by an Antiwar Sailor
by Jonathan Hutto, Sr.
J. Hutto, Sr.
I am an active
duty Sailor, Navy Petty Officer Third Class, stationed in Norfolk
Virginia. Like most enlistees, I joined the Navy to help pay down
some debt, acquire more education, and advancement in life. Today,
over 10,000 Sailors have been augmented, through the Pentagon
Individual Augmentee program, to support the so-called war against
the fall of 2006, I co-founded an initiative, The Appeal For Redress,
for active-duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel to appeal
to their leaders in Washington to end the war, bring the troops
home and take care of them upon their return. Since that time, over
2000 military personnel, sixty percent of them having served one
tour of duty in Iraq, have supported the message which states:
As a patriotic
American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully
urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal
of all American military forces and bases from Iraq. Staying in
Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for
U.S. troops to come home.
we have seen the Congressional and Senate leadership change as
a result of the discontent and dissent of the American people
on the war in Iraq. Nevertheless both parties have continued to
fund and escalate this war at the expense of our national security,
endangering the lives of Americans here at home and abroad.
President must be 100% committed to ending the occupation of Iraq,
bringing our troops home and taking care of them when they get
President must be 100% committed to the principles of our constitution
in potentially declaring war in defense of our security and sovereignty.
Dr. Ron Paul is the most committed and principled presidential
candidate for active-duty, Reserve, and Guard personnel to support
towards ending the Iraq War and restoring decency and respect
to our constitution and the American people.
Of all the
presidential candidates running in both parties, he is one of
only two to have voted against the Iraq War in the United States
hope the antiwar movement in this country strongly considers
Dr. Paul's candidacy. It is unintelligent for progressives of
all stripes to consistently support the Democratic party that
has consistently funded the Iraq War against the overwhelming
opposition of their constituents.
courtesy of Helen Jones.
for reading my words. Run Paul run!
Co-Founder Appeal For Redress
Jonathan Hutto's views and opinions, in this article, in no way
represent the United States Military or the Appeal for Redress movement.
the interview with Jonathan Hutto.
Hutto, Sr. [send him mail]
is a Navy Petty Officer, activist and author.
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