Following is a letter from Major Terry A. Smith USMC (Ret) that was sent to Governor Robert Bentley.
I am dismayed to see an active duty Commissioned Federal Officer interfering in State politics. The last time this happened there was a civil war. State’s rights is still an important issue to most Republicans. The recent letter from a Colonel at Redstone Arsenal should be ignored as more Obama administration propaganda to destroy our country from within.
I have been involved in state and local Republican politics since the mid 80’s after I retired from the Marine Corps, when being a Republican wasn’t cool. I was the 5th District Chairman, and on the State Republican Steering Committee. I was a candidate for the U.S. Congress, I exposed the now defunct Center for Quality and Productivity as a candidate for the state senate which resulted in the federal felony conviction of three state senators and Gov. Folsom’s legal adviser. I did this as a retired Commissioned Officer, and would have been court-martialed if I had taken any of these action while on active duty.
Please review my letter on common core which was published in the Stars and Stripes.
Major Terry A. Smith USMC (Ret)
“God Bless You and Yours”
Major Terry Smith USMC (RET)