Cpl. Jesse Thorsen Officially Reprimanded by US Army: "It was ABSOLUTELY worth It!"Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:56
“Why can’t a combat veteran go up on stage and support a presidential candidate in his best suit, which is his American uniform?”
Like the Patriot he is, Jesse is informed, enlightened, Proud and DEFIANT!
What it truly means to stand up for your beliefs, no matter the cost!
I want to personally thank you for your fearlessness and bravery, in standing up for what is Right, what is Just, and what you believe in! Our stay on Earth is too short to lead an inauthentic life. Proving that being true to oneself is the only way to live.
Thank you, again.
I, and if I maybe as so bold to speak for most here, WE thank you Jesse, and ALL R3VOL OathKeepers!
March 30, 2012
The uniformed solider who endorsed Ron Paul during a rally in Iowa in January has been officially reprimanded by the US Army.
After being cut short during a CNN interview on January 3, Reserve Corporal Jesse Thorsen, who has served two tours in Afghanistan and was due to head back for a third, was invited on to the stage by Paul himself to address Paul’s cheering supporters.
“If there’s any man out there that’s had a vision out there, it’s definitely [Ron Paul],” Thorsen said. “His foreign policy is by far, hands down better than any other candidate’s out there, and I’m sure you all know that. We don’t need to be picking fights overseas and I think everybody else knows that, too.”
Someone within the military infrastructure did not take kindly to Thorsen’s remarks, and a move was immediately set in motion to punish the 10-year veteran for his words...
By Leo Shane III
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — An Army reservist who gave a public endorsement of presidential candidate Ron Paul during a televised rally in January will receive only a letter of reprimand for violating military politicking rules.
Spc. Jesse Thorsen, who also appeared on CNN speaking on Paul’s behalf that night, was not on duty but was in uniform at the time of the incident. Army reserve officials said Thorsen’s actions clearly violated Defense Department rules, and that the reprimand has been placed in his personnel file.
The punishment came just one day after Marine Corps officials announced they will seek the dismissal of a sergeant for violating those politicking rules by using Facebook to criticize President Barack Obama...