By Duncan Smith
Nothing better demonstrates the political divide in our country today — the hopeless chasm that isn’t going to be fixed without a fight — than the case of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier.
The former F-15 fighter pilot and pilot trainer is a patriot in any and every sense of the word. He has dedicated his life to protecting and defending our country.
But he was recently relieved of his command for the high crime of speaking out against the encroaching Marxism being injected into the armed forces by deep state leftists who know that the military is literally the last functional patriot institution in our country.
USAFeatures News noted:
The letter comes after Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was relieved of his command of a missile defense unit in Colorado following statements he made during a recent podcast discussing a self-published book he wrote in which he pushed back on Critical Race Theory materials he sees being introduced into military training and education.
A U.S. service member and veteran who stands up for his country and speaks out against a political ideology that is counter to American-style republicanism should be supported by members of all political parties, right?
You’d think that under normal circumstances. But we don’t live in normal times.
We live in times Democrats are literally beholden to a foreign political ideology — which is Marxism.
The only members of Congress who are outraged about what happened to Lohmeier are Republicans: 23 of them penned a letter to the administration demanding that the Space Force officer get his command back.
'Based on the interviews themselves, these statements by a Space Force spokesperson seem entirely divorced from reality. Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier went out of his way to explicitly express support and admiration for his chain of command,' the lawmakers added. 'He said 'all of my interactions with senior leaders in the Air Force and Space Force have been very positive' and 'we've got very good leaders.'
'He goes on to say that they 'care a great deal about our people' and 'they care a great deal about the lethality of the force.' According to his interviews, he raised concerns expressed in his book and on the podcast through his chain of command and through the Air Force Office of Inspector General,' the GOP lawmakers noted further.
'Based on the outreach we have conducted in a very limited period of time, Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier has a stellar service record with no history of insubordination or malfeasance. We also know that the 11th Space Warning Squadron has long served as a premier command post for those officers serving at the top of their year group. These facts combine to paint Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier in a very positive light,' they said of the former F-15 fighter pilot and flight instructor.
The Republican lawmakers then went on to cite a few examples of military officers who make comments favorable to the leftist point of view who got off scot-free.
'Perhaps Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier observed the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Goldfein, say in June 2020, 'Every American should be outraged that the conduct exhibited by police in Minneapolis can still happen in 2020,'' the wrote, citing an example. 'While a reasonable person can share that sentiment, it is an extremely political statement for a Service Chief to make about a then-pending legal case.'
'Or perhaps he read the tweets by then-Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright in which he accused the Air Force of racism because of 'racial disparities in military justice and discipline among our youngest Black male Airmen and the clear lack of diversity in our senior officer ranks,'' they added.
'Ultimately, there seems to be no material difference between the very public statements made by many senior leaders while in uniform and on official social media accounts, and those made by Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier in an unofficial capacity,' the lawmakers wrote. 'The sole difference seems to be the ideological content of his remarks.'
Democrats are tearing our country apart. And Constitution-loving patriots cannot coexist with people who subscribe to a political ideology diametrically opposed to small “r” republicanism.
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