On Veterans Day, the President should correct military injustices

Nov. 8, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging action by President Donald Trump to correct military injustices on Veterans Day in three cases of severe sentencing of service members:

“President Trump is reportedly considering taking executive action to disapprove of severe military disciplinary action against a number of American servicemen who have been tried in military court for acting to defend themselves or their fellow warriors in contrast to dangerous, politically correct rules of engagement.

“It is the sincere hope of Americans for Limited Government that the President will correct any injustices which have been done by taking action on Veterans Day to fully restore the rights and privileges of those American military men who have been wrongly convicted.  It is a travesty when anyone is unjustly tried and convicted, but it is significantly worse when the victim is someone who voluntarily puts themselves in harm’s way to protect the very freedoms which they have been denied.

“President Trump examining and acting upon the cases mentioned in the November 5, 2019 letter from Representatives Louie Gohmert and Duncan Hunter, Jr. of the Congressional Warriors Caucus on Veterans Day would send a clear message to those who are defending our nation that they will not become victims of a politically correct system which put the lives of them and their colleagues at undue risk.”

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