YES, I AM! And thank you, my brothers and sisters in uniform, for the freedom to RESIST!
So, I’m as anti-Trump as they come. I march, I blog, I call congressmen who are really tired of hearing from me, I write letters to my editor, and I shell out my hard earned cash to liberal organizations that RESIST. And when I run into a Trump-supporter, I often get the same crazy jazz from them that goes something like this:
“Freedom isn’t free, snowflake! And you’re disrespecting the proud men and women in our armed forces by being so disrespectful to our president!”
Well, here’s the thing they find out about three seconds later, and they never know how to process it…I was one of those proud men in our armed forces!
And not only did I serve my country, I served it in two services. I joined the US Navy in 1987 and got out in 1992. Then, I joined the US Army National Guard in 1998 and was honorably discharged from the US Army Reserves in 2014. I am now a retired staff sergeant after having served my country for most of my adult life. And not only that, I served three of those years in combat zones; Operation Earnest Will in 1988, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and in Operation New Dawn in 2011.
What was my final job in the military, you may ask? I was a Counterintelligence Special Agent, charged with rooting out espionage and sedition directed against the US Army. The job was referred to as MOS 35-L, and required a Top Secret Clearance that is only granted to soldiers whose loyalty to the United States is beyond question.
I am proud of my service and proud to be a veteran. And I am also extremely proud to be a part of the RESISTANCE. You see, I am still passionately loyal to the United States. I have always considered myself a patriot, and that is why I can not abide the thought that some foreign dictator has undermined our free and fair election to impose a man like Donald Trump upon us.
Please tell me, conservatives, in what universe should a man like me tolerate anything but the best in leadership for the country I served for so long? And believe me, Trump is as far from the best leader as Cleveland, Ohio is from the Andromeda galaxy!
Trump is plainly nothing more than a spoiled rich brat, who never grew up. And this rich brat is now playing with America like it’s his own box of toys which he’s handing out to other rich brats so that they can break ’em while he laughs at the wreckage. Net neutrality? Broken! Our public lands? Broken! American educational excellence? Broken! Our National Parks? Broken!
In each case, I mentioned the systems and services We The People pay for and rely on are breaking under this corrupt, sycophantic, regime. We are losing our place as a world leader and racking up over one and a half trillion in debt that our grandchildren will have to find a way to pay off. All so The Donald and his bratty friends can make a quick buck while Putin laughs.
As a patriotic American veteran, I can not stand for that! So I RESIST in every way I can. And just like the days when I served in uniform, I will not quit until that resistance wins our country back.
So keep it up, patriots! Keep marching, keep protesting, and let your voice be heard! And don’t EVER let some brainwashed Trump-supporter tell you that you’re disrespecting our troops. There’s quite a few of us who are as proud of the RESISTANCE as we can be.
By Clayton J. Callahan