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Democracy is at stake. The American people are not the enemy.
The military fights for us, not him. Every patriot must say so. Now.

VETERANS KNOW
DONALD TRUMP
VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION.
“I refuse
to let this
Democracy
die. I will
resist. I do not
consent and I
will not follow
martial law.”
CONGRESSMAN
RUBEN GALLEGO,
Iraq War veteran
ANGEL G., U.S. Marines
Gunnery Sergeant, voted
for Trump, (FL)
JOHN H., U.S. Marine
Corporal, voted for
Trump, (OR)
KNIGHT S., U.S. Marines
Corporal, voted for
Trump, (MN)
LAWRENCE C., U.S. Marine
Sergeant, voted for
Trump, (NJ)
MICHAEL H., U.S. Army
Specialist, voted for
Trump, (TX)
RICHARD H., U.S. Air
Force Lieutenant Colonel,
voted for Trump, (FL)
ALLEN W., U.S. Air Force
Lt. Colonel, longtime
Republican, (UT)
ANDREW L., U.S. Army
Major, longtime
Republican, (GA)
BILL B., U.S. Navy Seaman,
longtime Republican, (FL)
BLAIR G., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (DE)
BOB S., U.S. Navy Seaman,
longtime Republican, (MI)
BOOKER W., U.S. Air Force
Chief Master Sergeant,
longtime Republican, (TN)
CAROLYN M., U.S. Air
Force Major, longtime
Republican, (OR)
CHARLES E., U.S. Army,
longtime Republican, (OR)
CHRISTOPHER L., U.S. Air
Force Lt. Colonel, longtime
Republican, (MD)
CHUCK W., U.S. Air
Force Airman First Class,
longtime Republican, (FL)
DANIEL B., U.S. Army
Sergeant First Class,
longtime Republican, (IA)
DANIEL C., U.S. Air
Force Colonel, longtime
Republican, (FL)
DANIEL S., U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant, longtime
Republican, (OH)
DAVID D., U.S. Air Force
Master Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (OH)
DAVID H., U.S. Army
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (PA)
DAVID N., U.S. Air Force,
longtime Republican, (CA)
DEAN K., U.S. Navy
Captain, longtime
Republican, (OR)
DENNIS R., U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman, longtime
Republican, (DE)
DONALD S., U.S.
Army Private, longtime
Republican, (NY)
DONALD W., U.S. Air
Force Airman First Class,
longtime Republican, (CT)
DUSTIN S., U.S. Navy
Corporal, longtime
Republican, (TX)
GARY J., U.S. Army Chief
Warrant Officer 3, longtime
Republican, (ID)
GARY P., U.S. Air Force
Captain, longtime
Republican, (NM)
GEORGE H., U.S. Air
Force Major, longtime
Republican, (OK)

STATEMENT BY JAMES MATTIS
FORMER TRUMP DEFENSE SECRETARY AND 4-STAR GENERAL
CO-SIGNED BY: OVER 6,000 VETERANS
1,357 LONGTIME REPUBLICANS 230 TRUMP VOTERS
I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are
carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly
demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We
must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of
people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values
as a nation.
When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution.
Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate
the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected
commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.
We must reject any thinking of our cities as a “battlespace” that our uniformed military is called upon to
“dominate.” At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions,
by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a
false conflict—between the military and civilian society. It erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted
bond between men and women in uniform and the society they are sworn to protect, and of which they
themselves are a part. Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand
their communities and are answerable to them.
James Madison wrote in Federalist 14 that “America united with a handful of troops, or without a single
soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred
thousand veterans ready for combat.” We do not need to militarize our response to protests. We need to
unite around a common purpose. And it starts by guaranteeing that all of us are equal before the law.
Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded
soldiers that “The Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.’ Our American answer is ‘In
Union there is Strength.’” We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better
than our politics.
Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—
does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of
three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without
mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society.
This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past
generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.
We can come through this trying time stronger, and with a renewed sense of purpose and respect for
one another. The pandemic has shown us that it is not only our troops who are willing to offer the
ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the community. Americans in hospitals, grocery stores, post offices, and
elsewhere have put their lives on the line in order to serve their fellow citizens and their country.
We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette
Square. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our
Constitution. At the same time, we must remember Lincoln’s “better angels,” and listen to them, as we
work to unite.
Only by adopting a new path—which means, in truth, returning to the original path of our founding
ideals—will we again be a country admired and respected at home and abroad.

June 4, 2020

JERRY B., U.S. Major
General U.S. Army Reserve,
longtime Republican, (NM)
JESSE D., U.S. Air Force
Colonel, longtime
Republican, (UT)
JOHN C., U.S. Army
Captain, longtime
Republican, (NH)
JOHN K., U.S. Army
Specialist, longtime
Republican, (MO)
JOHN L., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (GA)
JOHN N., U.S. Navy Chief
Petty Officer, longtime
Republican, (TX)
JOHN O., U.S. Army
Specialist 6, longtime
Republican, (PA)

“I have to date been reticent
to speak out on issues
surrounding President Trump’s
leadership, but we are at an
inflection point.”
MIKE MULLEN, Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff under Presidents
Obama and Bush
GREG M., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (DE)

JOSEPH H., U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class,
longtime Republican, (IA)

GREGORY H., U.S. Army
Captain, longtime
Republican, (PA)

JUAN G., U.S. Coast Guard
Lieutenant, longtime
Republican, (FL)

HARRY S., U.S. Navy
Seaman, longtime
Republican, (NJ)

KENNETH S., U.S. Air
Force Major, longtime
Republican, (CO)

JACK M., U.S. Navy Aviation
Electronics Technician Petty
Officer 2nd Class, longtime
Republican, (SD)

KENT J., U.S. Coast Guard
Second Class Petty Officer,
longtime Republican, (TX)

JAMES B., Navy Second
Class Petty Officer,
longtime Republican, (AZ)
JAMES B., U.S. Army
Corporal, longtime
Republican, (NY)

LARRY A., U.S. Navy
Second Class Petty Officer,
longtime Republican, (NE)
LARRY D., U.S. Army
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (WA)

JAMES O., U.S. Army
Private First Class, longtime
Republican, (CA)

LAURENCE DE Q.,
U.S. Navy Lieutenant
Commander, longtime
Republican (LA)

JAMES S., U.S. Marines
Corporal, longtime
Republican, (MN)

LAWRENCE G., U.S. Air
Force Captain, longtime
Republican, (GA)

LESLIE K., U.S. Army Major,
longtime Republican, (AZ)
LESTER M., U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (CA)
MICHAEL B., U.S. Army
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (NY)
MICHAEL G., U.S. Army
Captain, longtime
Republican, (TX)
MICHAEL P., U.S. Air
Force Major, longtime
Republican, (NC)
MIKE H., U.S. Army,
longtime Republican, (NV)
NATHAN N., U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (KS)
PATRICIA P., U.S. Army
Private, longtime
Republican, (OH)
PAUL B., U.S. Army
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (WA)
PAUL H., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (NH)
PAUL J.,, U.S. Air Force Staff
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (KS)
PRESTON J., U.S. Army
Major, longtime
Republican, (WA)
RICHARD H.,, U.S. Marines
Major, longtime
Republican, (NV)
RICHARD H., U.S. Navy
Second Class Petty Officer,
longtime Republican, (AZ)
RICHARD M., U.S. Army
Corporal, longtime
Republican, (NH)
RICHARD T., U.S. Army
Captain, longtime
Republican, (MO)
RICK M., U.S. Army Staff
Sergeant, longtime
Republican, (NC)
RICKY S., U.S. Army
Lt. Colonel, longtime
Republican, (AZ)

“I never believed that the
Constitution was under threat
until recently...It may well signal
the beginning of the end of the
American experiment.”
JOHN ALLEN, Four-star Marine General
ROBERT H., U.S. Air Force,
longtime Republican, (WA)

ARNOLD W., U.S. Army
Corporal, (FL)

ROBERT M., U.S. Navy
Petty Officer Third Class,
longtime Republican, (NH)

BARBARA D., U.S. Air Force
Major, (TX)

RONALD L., U.S. Army
Corporal, longtime
Republican, (NY)

BILL E., U.S. Navy Second
Class Petty Officer, (CA)
BOB H., U.S. National
Guard, (CA)

“The military is not to be used
against Americans...He is
perverting, at best, the role of
the military. He’s destroying what
they stand for.”
SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH,
Iraq War veteran
RONALD S., U.S. Air
Force Airman First Class,
longtime Republican, (WV)
TERRY L., U.S. Navy
Hospital Corpsman,
longtime Republican, (TX)
TIMOTHY J., U.S. Air Force
Captain, longtime
Republican, (CA)
WILLIAM H., U.S. Navy,
longtime Republican, (AZ)
WILLIAM M., U.S. Navy
Second Class Petty Officer,
longtime Republican, (OR)
APRIL F., U.S. Army
Private, (IL)

BOBBY M., U.S. Marines
Colonel, (CA)
BRIAN T., U.S. Air Force
Major, (TX)
CARL A., U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman, (AZ)
CARLTON R., U.S. Air Force
Major, (WV)
CAROL M., U.S. Army
Private First Class, (KS)
CASEY C., U.S. Army
Sergeant, (WA)
CATHIE K., U.S. Navy Third
Class Petty Officer, (WI)
CHARLES M., U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant, (AZ)

CHUCK L., U.S. Army
Specialist, (NC)

GEORGE K., U.S. Army
Captain, (FL)

CONRAD R., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, (CA)

GEORGE O., U.S.
Navy Lieutenant
Commander, (HI)

CURT E., U.S. Navy Petty
Officer Third Class, (MN)
DAN G., U.S. Navy
Commander, (HI)
DANIEL O., U.S. Army
Colonel, (FL)
DARCI M., U.S. Navy
Second Class Petty
Officer, (IN)
DAVID C., U.S. Army
Sergeant, (WI)
DAVID J., U.S. Army
Private, (CA)
DAVID K., U.S. Army
Captain, (PA)
DAVID N., U.S. Air Force
Sergeant, (MI)
DAVID P., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, (PA)
DAVID R., U.S. Navy Third
Class Petty Officer, (MI)
DENNIS B., U.S. Army
Specialist, (WI)
DIAN C., U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel, (MD)
DON A., U.S. Navy Third
Class Petty Officer, (CT)
DOUG L., U.S. Air Force
Sergeant, (CO)
DOUGLAS R., U.S. Army
Sergeant, (IA)
EDWARD C., U.S. Navy
Petty Officer, (FL)
EDWARD W., U.S. Navy
Lieutenant, (MA)
ELIZABETH B., U.S. Army
Private Second Class, (CA)
EVANS P., U.S. Air Force
Staff Sergeant, (MI)
FELICITUS F., U.S. Army
Nurse Corps Colonel, (WI)
FRANK R., U.S. Army
Specialist, (WI)
GAIL S., U.S. Army Nurse
Corps Lieutenant
Colonel, (WI)

“Using force against peacefully protesting American citizens is
worse than cowardly — it’s unpatriotic. I served my country to
fight tyranny and authoritarian governments. Trump has debased
and threatens to destroy American freedoms.”
DAN MADRANO, U.S. Army Specialist First Class, voted for Trump (Texas)

GERALD R., U.S. Air Force
Buck Sergeant, (MI)
GRACE R., U.S. Army Nurse
Corps First Lieutenant, (CA)
GUILLERMO S., U.S. Navy
Second Class Petty
Officer, (AZ)
HARRY B., U.S. Army
Captain, (PA)
HARVEY R., U.S. Navy
Commander, (CA)
JACQUELINE O., U.S. Army
Corporal, (MI)
JAMES C., U.S. Army
Specialist, (MI)

“We have a
Constitution.
We have to
follow that
Constitution.
The president
has drifted
away from it.”
COLIN POWELL,
Former Secretary
of State, Four-star
General
JOHN F., U.S. Army
Major, (MO)
JOHN H., U.S. Air Force
Airman First Class, (FL)
JOHN M., U.S. Army
Private, (PA)
JOHN P., U.S. Navy Second
Class Petty Officer, (FL)
JOHN S., U.S.
Navy Lieutenant
Commander, (WA)
JOHN W., U.S. Marines
Corporal (FL)
JOSEPH M., U.S. Marines
Lance Corporal, (PA)
KEITH B., U.S. Army
Corporal, (WI)
KERRY O., U.S. Army
Colonel, (AK)
LARRY B., U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman, (IA)
LARRY K., U.S. Air Force
Major, (WA)
LAURENCE F., U.S. Army
Colonel, (WA)
LES L., U.S. Navy Third Class
Petty Officer, (CO)
LESLIE B., U.S. Army
Specialist, (FL)
LOUIS P., U.S. Navy Third
Class Petty Officer, (CT)
MARC F., U.S. Army
Specialist, (MI)
MARCO L., U.S. Air Force
Airman Second Class, (IL)
MARIO M., U.S. Army
Corporal, (PA)
MARITA W., U.S. Air Force
Chief Master Sergeant (FL)
MARTIN M., U.S. Navy Vice
Admiral, (VA)
MAUREEN A., U.S. Army
Specialist, (FL)
MICHAEL M., U.S.
Marines, (MN)
MIKE C., U.S. Army Private
First Class, (CA)
MIKE F., U.S. Navy Petty
Officer First Class, (FL)
NOAH M., U.S. Air
Force Senior Master
Sergeant, (CA)
PAMELA J., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, (AL)
PAMELA S., U.S. Army
Lieutenant Colonel, (AK)
PATRICIA B., U.S. Navy
Commander, (WA)
PAUL B., U.S. Air Force
Captain Active Duty, (VT)
PHILIP C., U.S. Air Force
Captain, (CO)
RAFAEL J., U.S.
Navy Second Class Petty
Officer, (CA)
RALPH E., U.S. Coast
Guard Master Chief Petty
Officer, (MI)
REGGIE H., U.S. Army
Sergeant Major, (FL)
RICHARD M., U.S.
Navy Third Class Petty
Officer, (IL)
RICHARD P., U.S. Army
Sergeant Major, (IL)
RICHARD T., U.S. Navy
Petty Officer, (PA)
ROBERT J., U.S. Navy Petty
Officer Third Class, (FL)
ROBERT M., U.S. Medical
Core Major, (MI)

“I voted for Donald Trump in
2016, but he is using the uniform
we served in against our fellow
citizens, and it isn’t right.
It’s unpatriotic.”
DAVID MICHAEL WEISSMAN,
U.S. Army, voted for Trump (Florida)
JAMES D., U.S. Air Force
Sergeant, (WI)
JAMES M., U.S. Air Force
Master Sergeant, (AZ)
JAMES P., U.S. Air Force
Major, (MD)
JAMES P., U.S. Navy Second
Class Petty Officer, (MI)
JAMES V., U.S. Marines
Sergeant, (MA)
JANICE M., U.S. Air Force
Major, (FL)
JANICE S., U.S. Marines
Colonel, (WA)
JEFFERY M., U.S. Air
Force, (MI)
JERRY C., U.S. Army
Specialist, (IL)
JIM V., U.S. Navy
Lieutenant, (FL)
JOE M., U.S. Air Force
Master Sergeant, (FL)
JOHN D., U.S. Army
Sergeant, (MA)

ROBERT Q., U.S. Navy
Second Class Petty
Officer, (AZ)
ROBERT R., U.S. Air Force
Major, (NE)
ROBERT S., U.S. Air
Force Senior Master
Sergeant, (FL)
ROBERT Y., U.S. Army
Lieutenant Colonel, (MD)
ROBERT Z., U.S. Air Force
Colonel, (OR)
ROGER E., U.S. Army Signal
Corps Captain, (CA)
ROMEO V., U.S. Navy
Sergeant First Class, (CA)
RONALD L., U.S. Army
Private, (IA)
RUSS W., U.S. Air Force
Captain, (MN)
SHAREDA H., U.S. Army
Lieutenant Colonel, (MA)
STAN S., U.S. Navy, (FL)
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