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Army soldier rallying for Paul violated military ban on political activity
Guidelines laid out in the federal Hatch Act specifically prohibit uniformed members of the military from making political speeches or taking official roles on political campaigns. Members of the military are permitted to attend political rallies, but must not be wearing their uniform while in attendance. On stage with Paul, Thorsen was wearing green Army fatigues.
Love the beard slap*
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
The kid should have known better and RON PAUL should have known better than to ask a uniformed soldier to speak at a political caucus! OMG! I can't believe it.
(1) Violation or failure to obey lawful general order or regulation. Dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 2 years.
Originally posted by filosophia
...they are telling a soldier they are not allowed to wear their uniform in public?
4.1.2. A member of the Armed Forces on active duty shall not:
18.104.22.168. Participate in partisan political fundraising activities (except as permitted in subparagraph 22.214.171.124.), rallies, conventions (including making speeches in the course thereof), management of campaigns, or debates, either on one’s own behalf or on that of another, without respect to uniform or inference or appearance of official sponsorship, approval, or endorsement. Participation includes more than mere attendance as a spectator.
126.96.36.199. Speak before a partisan political gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan political party, candidate, or cause.
188.8.131.52. Participate in any radio, television, or other program or group discussion as an advocate for or against a partisan political party, candidate, or cause.