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Flag Officers: We are facing threats greater than at any other time since our country was founded.

Updated: May 17, 2021

124 retired military officers have written an open letter defining the dire threats facing our country, among which are the mental and physical state of Commander in Chief Joe Biden, the

precedent set by the failure to investigate the fraud-tainted 2020 election, the rise of China as an implacable adversary and the tech oligarchy’s control of the free flow of information and ideas.


“We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty,” the letter charges.


The letter also echoed Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s questions about how the nuclear codes were to be handled in the Biden administration as evidence has mounted that there are widespread concerns about Democrat President Joe Biden’s mental acuity.


“The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night,” the letter stated.


But it was the flag officer’s questions about how allegations of election fraud went uninvestigated that drew the most DC establishment ire.


“Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the 'will of the people' our Constitutional Republic is lost,” the letter from retired officers says. “The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020,” they wrote.


“Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature's approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc,” the letter stated.


“Today, many are calling such commonsense [voter ID] controls 'racist' in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic,' the flag officers wrote.


Maj. Gen. Joe Arbuckle, who served in Vietnam and later commanded the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) at Rock Island, Illinois, who organized the effort, told Politico: “Retired generals and admirals normally do not engage in political actions, but the situation facing our nation today is dire.”


He continued: “We are facing threats greater than at any other time since our country was founded. To remain silent would be a dereliction of duty.”


“China is the greatest external threat to America. Establishing cooperative relations with the Chinese Communist Party emboldens them to continue progress toward world domination, militarily, economically, politically, and technologically. We must impose more sanctions and restrictions to impede their world domination goal and protect America’s interests,” the letter added.


The letter also calls for the Big Tech protections of Section 230 to be removed.


“The free flow of information is critical to the security of our Republic, as illustrated by freedom of speech and the press being in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. Censoring speech and expression, distorting speech, spreading disinformation by government officials, private entities, and the media is a method to suppress the free flow of information, a tyrannical technique used in closed societies. We must counter this on all fronts beginning with removing Section 230 protection from big tech.”


There has been a lot of Far Left criticism of the letter from progressives such as Hillary Clinton and Paula G. Thornhill, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general and acting director of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University, who complained about the lack of diversity of the signers and beefed that there was only one 4-star on the list, but did not rebut the specifics raised in the letter.


In exclusive comments emailed to ConservativeHQ.com, LTG William G. “Jerry” Boykin, USA, ret., a signer of the letter and former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force, said “yes, he has been getting the typical liberal pushback on this letter from the same people that questioned Donald Trump's fitness for the past five years."


The letter concludes by urging “all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable.”


We commend the retired flag officers who have put their names to the letter and commend it to the attention of CHQ readers and friends as a cogent warning of the dire threats facing our country today. This letter will get no serious attention from the progressive apologists in the establishment media and thus we urge CHQ readers and friends to forward this article and links to the letter to their family, friends, church and civic club lists to ensure it gets the widest distribution possible outside the constraints imposed by the liberal media oligopoly.


Signers of the Flag Officers 4 America letter as of posting time in alphabetical order:


MG Joseph T. Anderson, USMC, ret. RADM Philip Anselmo, USN, ret. MG Joseph Arbuckle, USA, ret. BG John Arick, USMC, ret. RADM Jon W. Bayless, Jr. USN, ret. RDML James Best, USN, ret. BG Charles Bishop, USAF, ret. BG William A. Bloomer, USMC, ret. BG Donald Bolduc, USA, ret. LTG William G. Boykin, USA, ret. MG Edward R. Bracken, USAF, ret. MG Patrick H. Brady, MOH, USA, ret. VADM Edward S. Briggs, USN, ret. LTG Richard 'Tex' Brown III USAF, ret. BG Frank Bruno, USAF, ret. VADM Toney M. Bucchi, USN, ret. RADM John T. Byrd, USN, ret. BG Jimmy Cash, USAF, ret. LTG Dennis D. Cavin, USA, ret. LTG James E. Chambers, USAF, ret. MG Carroll D. Childers, USA, ret. BG Clifton C. 'Tip' Clark, USAF, ret. VADM Ed Clexton, USN, ret. MG Jay Closner, USAF, ret MG Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, ret. MG Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, ret. BG Phillip Drew, USAF, ret. MG Neil L. Eddins, USAF, ret. RADM Ernest Elliot, USN, ret. BG Jerome V. Foust, USA, ret. BG Jimmy E. Fowler, USA, ret. RADMU J. Cameron Fraser, USN, ret. MG John T. Furlow, USA, ret. MG Timothy F. Ghormley, USMC, ret. MG Francis C. Gideon, USAF, ret. MG William A. Gorton, USAF, ret. MG Lee V. Greer, USAF, ret. RDML Michael R. Groothousen, Sr., USN, ret. BG John Grueser, USAF, ret. MG Ken Hagemann, USAF, ret BG Norman Ham, USAF, ret. VADM William Hancock, USN, ret. LTG Henry J. Hatch, USA, ret. BG James M. Hesson, USA, ret. MG Bill Hobgood, USA, ret. BG Stanislaus J. Hoey, USA, ret. MG Bob Hollingsworth, USMC, ret. MG Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, ret. MG Clinton V. Horn, USAF, ret. LTG Joseph E. Hurd, USAF, ret. VADM Paul Ilg, USN, ret. MG T. Irby, USA, ret. LTG Ronald Iverson, USAF, ret. RADM (L) Grady L. Jackson MG William K. James, USAF, ret. LTG James H. Johnson, Jr. USA, ret. ADM. Jerome L. Johnson, USN, ret. BG Charles Jones, USAF, ret. BG Robert R. Jordan, USA, ret. BG Jack H. Kotter, USA, ret. MG Anthony R. Kropp, USA, ret. RADM Chuck Kubic, USN, ret. BG Jerry L. Laws, USA, ret. BG Douglas E. Lee, USA, ret. MG Vernon B. Lewis, USA, ret. MG Thomas G. Lightner, USA, ret. MG James E. Livingston, USMC, ret. MOH MG John D. Logeman, USAF, ret. MG Jarvis Lynch, USMC, ret. LTG Fred McCorkle, USMC, ret. MG Don McGregor, USAF, ret. LTG Thomas McInerney, USAF, ret. RADM John H. McKinley, USN, ret. BG Michael P. McRaney, USAF, ret. BG Ronald S. Mangum, USA, ret. BG James M. Mead, USMC, ret. BG Joe Mensching, USAF, ret. RADM W. F. Merlin, USCG, ret. RADM (L) Mark Milliken, USN, ret. MG John F. Miller, USAF, ret. RADM Ralph M. Mitchell, Jr. USN, ret. MG Paul Mock, USA. ret. BG Daniel I. Montgomery, USA, ret., RADM John A. Moriarty, USN, ret., RADM David R. Morris, USN, ret. RADM Bill Newman, USN, ret. BG Joe Oder, USA, ret. MG O'Mara, USAF, ret. MG Joe S. Owens, USA, ret. VADM Jimmy Pappas, USN, ret. LTG Garry L. Parks, USMC, ret. RADM Russ Penniman, RADM, USN, ret. RADM Leonard F. Picotte, ret. VADM John Poindexter, USN, ret. RADM Ronald Polant, USCG, ret. MG Greg Power, USAF, ret. RDM Brian Prindle, USN, ret. RADM J.J. Quinn, USN, ret. LTG Clifford H. Rees, Jr. USAF, ret. RADM Norman T. Saunders, USCG, ret. MG Richard V. Secord, USAF, ret. RADM William R. Schmidt, USN, ret. LTG Hubert Smith, USA, ret. MG James N. Stewart, USAF, ret. RADM Thomas Stone, USN., ret. BG Joseph S. Stringham, USA, ret. MG Michael Sullivan, USMC, ret. RADM (U) Jeremy Taylor, USN, ret. LTG David Teal, USAF, ret. VADM Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, ret. RADM Robert P. Tiernan, USN, ret. LTG Garry Trexler, USAF, ret. BG James T. Turlington, M.D., USAF, ret. BG Richard J. Valente, USA ret. MG Paul Vallely, USA, ret. MG Russell L. Violett, USAF, ret. BG George H. Walker, Jr. USAR Corp of Engineers, ret. MG Kenneth Weir, USMCR, ret. BG William O. Welch, USAF, ret. MG John M. White, USAF, ret. MG Geoffrey P. Wiedeman, JR. USAF, ret. MG Richard O. Wightman, Jr., USA, ret. RADM Denny Wisely, USN, ret. RADM Ray Cowden Witter, USN, ret. LTG John Woodward, ret.


  • Joe Biden

  • foreign policy

  • U.S. military

  • 2020 election

  • China threat

  • Big Tech

  • Free Speech

  • nuclear codes

  • national security

  • Biden mental capacity

  • Election Fraud

  • Election integrity

  • Maj. Gen. Joe Arbuckle

  • Section 230

  • LTG William G. “Jerry” Boykin

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
May 19, 2021

A nonprofit group backed by some of America’s biggest companies and linked to Hunter Biden works closely with a Chinese Communist Party front group accused of trying to influence state and local policymakers.Since 2015, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation has partnered with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, a Communist Party-affiliated propaganda organization. In 2010, a foundation adviser facilitated Hunter Biden's first business trip to China.U.S. officials have voiced concerns about the Chinese People’s Association, saying that Beijing uses it to influence the West. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a 2018 report that the association performs intelligence and propaganda functions for the CCP. Last year, the State Department pulled out of a national…

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allergg
allergg
May 19, 2021

Well , the signers of the Letter certainly do seem like a good source for future President Trump to select a VP candidate from . I hope that incumbent Flag officers and the rest of our Officer Corps and military people feel the same way.


I understand that the Biden Administration is considering asking military members for their political feelings. Is this a secret loyalty oath ?

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rosie16
rosie16
May 17, 2021

Where were they when BO was purging the military for eight years. I'm certainly glad that they've taken notice, but I must ask...what took you so long? Surely they knew what was happening to their brothers-in-arms, because everyone saw it happening. That's why a lot of us voted for DJT. Now that he's been removed, (some say by an election fraud coup), these former military come in off the golf course or take time from the corporate boards they sit on to attach their name to this letter...Too little too late? Virtue signaling in the name of freedom as the ship of state goes down? I don't know. One thing I do know, we're in deep

-rat party scat. Anyway...welcom…

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Some of these flag officers may have been among the casualties during the Obama purge. At any rate, they were not in a position to speak up while on active duty. I suggest you give them the benefit of the doubt and be glad that they are speaking out now. There is no one who is better grounded in the history of our great country and able to express themselves better than military flag officers.

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Well, my goodness, the only complaint is that there is not a person of COLOR who signed the letter! That is a RACIST response and does not deserve even this response. I have been warning of this eventuality for years, but then who am I????? I am just an educated Confederate Red Neck.

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
May 17, 2021

Time too Defund the Democrats

The Democrats are spending your tax dollars while taxes increase along with food and energy cost remember this at election time. Biden's border crisis spells out end game for democrats in 2022, throw in the keystone pipeline decision, Biden's funding of Hamas, Kerry's/Biden's love for the Iranian towelheads, who have sworn the total destruction of the US and Israel, thousands of illegals receiving tax payor monies by big time democrats spender, who would kill you for 50 cents from their own pocket. New Jersey Hands Out Taxpayer Dollars to Illegal Aliens Like Candy Fighting for Freedom, Gary Harrison, Your tax dollars hard at work, election time right. New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy, has decided that…


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rosie16
rosie16
May 20, 2021
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Republicans, I believe, personally benefit from "serving" the public. The -rat party, besides benefitting personally, also use the levers of government to benefit their constituency, while at the same time buying their votes. That is why Republicans act gob-smacked when they do attain the power of two out of three branches. Most of them were only there for personal gain in the first and have no idea how to govern. And that is why they ALL hated DJT. BTW, playing the -rat party's game of raising the stakes is not a winning hand for the Republic.

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