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Tulsi and UCMJ

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Tulsi and UCMJ

The Uniform Code of Military Justice is the statutory law found in Title 10 of the United States Code which governs conduct of members of the United States military. This includes all Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guard personnel.

Tulsi Gabbard is a Commissioned Officer as a Major in the Hawaii National Guard. She is also the incumbent Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. Now she is also vying for the Democrat nomination to be 46th President of the United States of America.

But, are all these roles compatible? It is not my intention here to try to resolve that issue but rather to elevate the discussion so that a determination can be made by her Chain of Command.

This is primarily the responsibility of Major General Arthur J. “Joe” Logan. As Hawaii Adjutant General, he commands the Hawaii National Guard. It is also incumbent upon Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige to ensure compliance.

Active duty members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy including U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard, along with their respective Reserve components are subject to the UCMJ. While serving in the Army National Guard or Air National Guard, members are also covered by the UCMJ.

Unless called to extended active duty, National Guard members typically serve two days per month and two weeks per year. The uniform they wear reflects upon the United States of America and the Commander in Chief who is also President of the United States.

A Congresswoman and a Democrat Presidential candidate has every right to differ with and criticize the actions of her President. But there are legitimate concerns about a National Guard Officer doing so whether directed at him in his role as President or as Commander-in-Chief.

Allegations of misconduct in this regard have been raised in previous campaigns with Tulsi Gabbard. She has of course, predictably, exonerated herself of any wrongdoing. But an official ruling needs to be made by her Chain of Command.

Just yesterday, April 3, 2019, Tulsi Gabbard sent the following in a tweet:

“Trump is willing to sacrifice the wellbeing of our country for his own selfish interests.”

This was made in the context of border security as part of a longer tweetstorm. I’m not going to go back and research all of her previous tweets and her nearly daily YouTube videos. Even a Google search would provide only anecdotal evidence.

She certainly has the right not to be tried in the “Court of Social Media.” She should, of course, afford President Donald Trump the same respect.

National Guard and Air National Guard are unique in that they also fall under the authority of their respective Governor as well as the U.S. President and Commander in Chief. An immediate response is needed by Maj. Gen. Logan as Hawaii Adjutant General.

Respect should be given to the military service of everyone who serves honorably in uniform. I did my own time in the U.S. Air Force a half century ago during the Vietnam era.

Tulsi Gabbard has been in the Middle East. But her time in uniform in Iraq is one thing and her personal visit with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is something entirely different.

Certainly her actions as a member of Congress will be impacted by her contact with the Syrian dictator. So is her rhetoric in the Democrat presidential campaign. That is for the voters of Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District and for voters in the Democrat Primary respectively to deal with.

But whether she can perform her assigned duties as a Commissioned Officer in the Hawaii National Guard while disrespecting and insulting her Commander in Chief ~ and opposing his domestic and foreign policies as an outspoken critic ~ is something that needs immediate attention by her Chain of Command.

If she has violated the UCMJ, then a Court-Martial would be in order. She can at this point resign her Commission from the National Guard. She should realize that she has a conflict of interest.

As an American veteran and patriot, I can articulate and present the issues for consideration and potential resolution. It is first of all a matter of utmost importance under the UCMJ. It is beyond that of concern whether political parties condone a candidate for office using her military service in a partisan campaign.

I will conclude with another relevant issue. Normally, one of the basic rules of mainstream journalism is not to ask a question to which you don’t already know the answer. But, that only applies if you have a preconceived notion or conclusion that you seek to confirm.

But, we here at NOQ report are in quest of the truth whatever it may be. Therefore, issues are properly raised to determine where they legitimately lead. We are not looking for gotcha questions. We’re here to educate and provide information regarding facts.

The following screenshot is from Tulsi’s YouTube video of January 24, 2019, as she ramped up her campaign for President. Who is this man and what was the location? More importantly, why is this relevant to her campaign video?

Tusli Gabbard Mystery Man

There really are no written rules of conduct for presidential candidates. But the Uniform Code of Military Justice strictly defines what military men and women may or may not do. In the same video, she identifies herself as a member of the Hawaii National Guard.

It is hoped that the Hawaii Adjutant General will make the required determination. The Democrat Party should also censure Tulsi.

This is where the voters come in.

Conservatives really have no dog in the fight as to who wins the Democrat presidential primary. But if Tulsi runs simultaneously for re-election to Congress, we can replace her with a conservative opponent who has never dishonored a military uniform by using it for partisan political purposes.

Will you help revive the American Conservative Movement?





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The 1st Democratic debate was worse than expected, which is saying a lot

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The 1st Democratic debate was worse than expected which is saying a lot

If you were going into the 1st Democratic candidates debate with hopes of seeing pandering, high-dollar policy proposals, pandering, cringeworthy attempts to generate memes, questions answered in Spanish, unhinged notions on sexuality, cheerleaders in the media, and pandering, you got it.

In lieu of highlighting the gaffes, attempts at soundbites, and uncomfortable moments, it’s better to leave it to Twitter hot takes to do the job. Presented in no particular order:

One of the biggest reasons this was so bad is because they did everything they could to one-up one another. I know that’s what’s supposed to happen in debates, but there was a strange feeling that so many of them were saying the exact same thing while contradicting one another. I’m not really sure how they were able to pull it off.

But the part for me that raised an eyebrow was Julian Castro’s invocation of “Reproductive Justice.” He wants to give equal rights to abortion for transgender women. He’s ahead of the curve on this one; medical science hasn’t advanced to make that even possible, yet.

It’s been said already many times, but it’s worth repeating. President Trump won tonight’s debate. He came out looking like someone with solid policies compared to the unhinged “solutions” being proposed by these Democratic candidates.

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What is the source of the Democrats’ obstruction strategy?

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What is the source of the Democrats obstruction strategy

The evolution of the Mueller investigation and the overall Russian collusion hoax has been an interesting one to watch, especially for those of us who have a long enough memory to note this was supposed to be about the Trump campaign colluding with foreign entities to “steal” the 2016 election. That was the storyline for nearly two years, but since the release of the Mueller report, which indicated no collusion at all, the talking points of the Democrats have been 100% focused on obstruction.

Keep in mind, this was never supposed to be an obstruction investigation. That notion is, by its very nature, a separate occurrence that’s usually associated with wrongdoing to begin with, otherwise what was being obstructed? If there was no collusion, and the obstruction that was allegedly committed was supposed to stop the investigation into the collusion, then the only thing being obstructed was a bogus investigation. That doesn’t make obstruction right; even bogus investigations need to be allowed to reach their conclusion. But it’s a far cry from the narrative being pushed out by the Democrats, one which begs the question and relies on circular reasoning.

But that’s not being looked into by many, other than The Epoch Times.

This excellent video by Declassified’s Gina Shakespeare details a media investigation into the investigators that cuts to the heart of the matter. There was no collusion and any obstruction had to be manufactured. But the left continues to push it.

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Democrats are fighting enforcement of immigration laws for a more dangerous reason than you realize

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Democrats are fighting enforcement of immigration laws for a more dangerous reason than you realize

Immigration reform on multiple fronts is needed today, but not nearly as much as enforcement of current laws already on the books. But enforcement is becoming increasingly difficult as Democrats use every legislative roadblock they can muster to hamper ICE and keep border patrol under-resourced. Their motives are disingenuous; they claim to care for the migrants while doing everything they can to prevent them from receiving the help they need.

If we enforce current laws while working to improve them, the crisis at our southern border can be relieved a great deal. It’s not the full solution, but it would go a long way to stopping the massive migrant flow. As I noted on Twitter:

If you ask any conservative pundit, armchair politician, or keyboard warrior on social media why Democrats are obstructing enforcement of current immigration law, you’ll get a lot of correct (and some incorrect) replies. They’ll say Democrats want open borders, which is true. They’ll say they’re appealing to the Hispanic community for votes, which is true. They’ll even say they don’t care about America, which is partially true.

But there’s a bigger and much more dangerous reason I rarely hear, even from pundits. Unfortunately, conservatives are pragmatic in that we normally face the problems at hand. Progressives have an advantage over us from a strategy-perspective because they think in terms of decades instead of years. This is why they’ve been able to take control of the two primary information-providing industries in America: mainstream media and higher education. We’ve done a piss-poor job over the decades planting the right people in the right places. Progressives have been working on subverting 2020 since before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born.

It’s important to note a distinction before I return to the topic at hand. I’m not suggesting Democratic politicians think ahead. They can’t think beyond the next cocktail hour. But the various leaders of the radical progressive movements have been working to subvert our nation since the 1960s or earlier. They’ve done so in a coordinated fashion, one that acted to benefit them at the time while clearly setting up a path for deeper radicalization in the future.

Today is the future they’ve planned for, one in which socialism is becoming more popular and truth is heading towards extinction.

The real danger in the actions of today’s Democrats as it pertains to the border is the normalization of “immigrant” to refer to anyone from a foreign land regardless of legal status. This is why they cry about detention centers but fight against giving them the funding they need. It’s why they refer to anyone opposed to illegal immigration, including legal immigrants like me, as racists. They are using a technique known as jamming to insert their ideology through terminology repeated to the masses and invading the collective consciousness.

Conservatives must do everything we can to reverse the course being set by radical progressives through their pawns in the Democratic Party. “Immigrants” are legal immigrants, period. “Illegal aliens” are people from foreign lands who have breached our borders, circumvented our immigration laws, and/or taken advantage of loopholes to enter and remain in this country illegally. These are not a unified body of people. There are clear distinctions between someone like me, who was born in another country and went through the process of entering the United States and becoming an American citizen legally, and those who choose to break our laws so they can garner the fruits of being in America.

The American Conservative Movement is forming to do many things, including nominating conservative candidates to defeat “RINOs,” helping conservatives win in elections for offices currently held by Democrats, and educating the people about dangerous policies like Medicare-for-All as well as ideologies like socialism. But we cannot simply sit back and try to fight fire with fire when it comes to combating many of the techniques utilized by progressives. As they use jamming to change the way Americans think about “immigrants” in general, we can’t just sit back and say, “that’s not true.” We have to demonstrate our message is correct by offering clear and concise reasons the progressives’ message is wrong.

Having the truth on our side is a start, but it’s not enough if the post-truth society the progressives are building is allowed to go unchecked. We must fight smarter and harder. This is why the conservative movement must grow. Will you help?

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