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LTC Stephen F.
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It is sad that if MOH awardees are considered to be political commentators that the public should follow when they endorse somebody on condemn somebody's comments as Dakota Meyer didSFC (Join to see). For far to long we have had celebrity endorsements from performers who really were not specially qualified to lead yet many follow. So many in this nation have become followers akin to Social media. This may be why Pokémon Go is such a popular game
I think everybody has a right to express their opinion and I hope people will vote after becoming educated on the candidates from local to national levels.
Attorney Khan decided to bring up his son's death 12 years after the fact for political purposes. Army Capt. Humayun Khan was killed by a suicidal radicalized Muslim.
Muslims killing Muslims doesn't usually make the news in this nation because it has been an everyday practice for so long - Shia versus Sunni, etc. The killing of military service members does make news.
Dakota Meyer may believe that Gold Star families are sacred families. In the cult of hero worship they may be sacred families but that is the only place they could be "sacred."
I believe it is correct to honor and assist when we can Gold Star families.
One of the sad outcomes from the Khan family diatribe on national TV is that it opened up old wounds in Gold Star families and service members who have had friends killed.
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SFC William Farrell
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With all due respect to Dakota Meyer, what makes him an expert on anything and everything. He needs to tone down his rhetoric LTC Stephen F. and SFC (Join to see)
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PO1 John Miller
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Like SMSgt Minister Gerald A. "Doc" Thomas said, military types need to keep their noses out of politics, period.
I feel that the civilian/non-veteran American population thinks that a veteran endorsing/otherwise speaking on a candidate means that all veterans/the military in general support that candidate... Just MHO.
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I respectfully disagree. As folk who have felt the direct effects of the executive branch's actions/orders, who better than a vet to speak up and speak out with regards to a potential commander-in-chief? It's not much different than the opinions we are expressing here on Rallypoint--difference being, he has a more public platform because he's a MOH recipient.

Now, as for Meyer saying that as a Gold Star family the Khans are somehow "sacred" in the sense that they shouldn't expect to be critiqued as public figures after having spoken out against the Republican nominee at the DNC...Mehhhh. Notwithstanding, I have a feeling the Dem strategists are getting exactly what they wanted out of this scenario. Trump couldn't help but nip at the bait...hook, line, and sinker.
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PO1 John Miller
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I do agree that the Khans are not untouchable since they're putting themselves out there for the world to see.
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SSG Michael Hartsfield
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uh oh. Now the conservative pundits are going to say he's in the pocket of the "liberal media."
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SSG Michael Hartsfield
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Hell TSgt Anthony Elmer, you've been around long enough to know the conservative media's mantra: "He that is not with me is against me."
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