According to an NBC News poll, Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 19 points (55 percent to 36 percent) among voters who are currently serving or have previously served in the U.S. military.
It’s not hard to see why. The military has always leaned Republican, and this election is no exception. In fact, the stakes for the military are higher than ever. For the past eight years they’ve fought an enemy the President refuses to even acknowledge as radical Islamic terrorism, and Hillary promises more of the same.
Our veterans know firsthand how the Democrat Party uses them as political pawns. They’re promised all sort of perks, such as free healthcare through the Veterans Administration, which may get their vote – and cost them their life.
Now, with hours until the polls come in, a top US general is making an unprecedented warning. As the Daily Caller reported:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford wrote a Medium blog post Monday to remain committed to its military oath amid the 2016 election.
“What we must collectively guard against is allowing our institution to become politicized, or even perceived as being politicized, by how we conduct ourselves during engagements with the media, the public, or in open or social forums,” Dunford reminded troops.
Dunford further urged service members that the military must remain committed to the chain of command structure until the next administration comes in, and that the military should not undermine its credibility in the interim with the next president. “I have a duty to protect the integrity and political neutrality of our military profession,” he continued.