Reporter Carl Prine is in fine form, being sarcastic about Service members who support political candidates while in uniform.
Being a military professional who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States means that when you are on active duty you don't campaign for anyone wearing your uniform. You stand apart from political factions. You vote, but you conduct yourself knowing that you must loyally serve whoever is elected. Once you are no longer on Active Duty it is a different story. Then you can proudly stand up and support Daffy Duck for US Senator, but not wearing your now doffed uniform.
This s a long tradition in our Nation. Ask Dick Howe, Jr, or Jack Mitchell, or Greg Page or George Anthes or Tom O'Brien or Pat McCartin or Tom Fahlberg or any of dozens of others who are or have been involved in politics in Lowell, in some way. I bet even John Kerry would agree.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago