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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 08:32 AM

8. This is the problem in a nutshell Major General

"Our highest priority is the safety of our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen who support civil authorities as they perform their duties,

NO MAJOR GENERAL! Your "highest priority" should be the "safety of AMERICAN CITIZENS and our Constitution"! The safety of our citizen "Soldiers and Airmen" is definitely a "high" priority, but it should not be your "highest" priority.

That mentality puts your Soldiers and Airmen above the Citizens they are pledged to protect.

It's the same mentality that has infected our police forces around the country. We've placed a higher priority on "their" safety than we have on the safety of the citizens they serve.

You join the military, or the police force to "serve". That service comes with inherent risk. You freely accept that risk...at least I did when I took my Oath.

Of course we want to do all we can for the safety of the military and law enforcement, but that safety should never be our "highest" priority

Words have impact. Making their safety our "highest priority", might explain why some of them think it's OK to beat and murder unarmed civilians.

It might explain why police officers feel that they can shoot at a 10 year old boy with a toy gun within 2 seconds of arriving on the scene... before their squad car had even come to a stop.

It might explain why police officers feel they can choke the life out of a handcuffed man.

It might explain why a couple of your flyboys decided to put American Citizens at risk.

After all, by your own words, the safety of American Citizens is NOT your "highest priority"

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