Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals
Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other
time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs.
supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.
During the 2020 election an “Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders” was signed by 317 retired
Generals and Admirals and, it said the 2020 election could be the most important election since our
country was founded. “With the Democrat Party welcoming Socialists and Marxists, our historic way of
life is at stake.” Unfortunately, that statement’s truth was quickly revealed, beginning with the election
Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the “will of the people” our Constitutional
Republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per
citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs,
verified signatures, etc. Today, many are calling such commonsense controls “racist” in an attempt to
avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a
tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the “Rule of Law” must be enforced in our election
processes to ensure integrity. The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities
are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020. Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy
election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and
ending our Representative Republic.
Aside from the election, the Current Administration has launched a full-blown assault on our
Constitutional rights in a dictatorial manner, bypassing the Congress, with more than 50 Executive
Orders quickly signed, many reversing the previous Administration’s effective policies and regulations.
Moreover, population control actions such as excessive lockdowns, school and business closures, and
most alarming, censorship of written and verbal expression are all direct assaults on our fundamental
Rights. We must support and hold accountable politicians who will act to counter Socialism, Marxism
and Progressivism, support our Constitutional Republic, and insist on fiscally responsible governing
while focusing on all Americans, especially the middle class, not special interest or extremist groups
which are used to divide us into warring factions.
Additional National Security Issues and Actions:
• Open borders jeopardize national security by increasing human trafficking, drug cartels, terrorists
entry, health/CV19 dangers, and humanitarian crises. Illegals are flooding our Country bringing high
economic costs, crime, lowering wages, and illegal voting in some states. We must reestablish border
controls and continue building the wall while supporting our dedicated border control personnel.
Sovereign nations must have controlled borders.
• China is the greatest external threat to America. Establishing cooperative relations with the Chinese
Communist Party emboldens them to continue progress toward world domination, militarily,
economically, politically and technologically. We must impose more sanctions and restrictions to
impede their world domination goal and protect America’s interests.
• The free flow of information is critical to the security of our Republic, as illustrated by freedom of
speech and the press being in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. Censoring speech and
expression, distorting speech, spreading disinformation by government officials, private entities, and
the media is a method to suppress the free flow of information, a tyrannical technique used in closed
societies. We must counter this on all fronts beginning with removing Section 230 protection from
• Re-engaging in the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal would result in Iran acquiring nuclear weapons along
with the means to deliver them, thereby upsetting Mideast peace initiatives and aiding a terrorist
nation whose slogans and goals include “death to America” and “death to Israel” . We must resist the
new China/Iran agreement and not support the Iran Nuclear Deal. In addition, continue with the
Mideast peace initiatives, the “Abraham Accords,” and support for Israel.
• Stopping the Keystone Pipeline eliminates our recently established energy independence and causes
us to be energy dependent on nations not friendly to us, while eliminating valuable US jobs. We must
open the Keystone Pipeline and regain our energy independence for national security and economic
• Using the U.S. military as political pawns with thousands of troops deployed around the U.S. Capitol
Building, patrolling fences guarding against a non-existent threat, along with forcing Politically
Correct policies like the divisive critical race theory into the military at the expense of the War
Fighting Mission, seriously degrades readiness to fight and win our Nation’s wars, creating a major
national security issue. We must support our Military and Vets; focus on war fighting, eliminate the
corrosive infusion of Political Correctness into our military which damages morale and war fighting
• The “Rule of Law” is fundamental to our Republic and security. Anarchy as seen in certain cities
cannot be tolerated. We must support our law enforcement personnel and insist that DAs, our
courts, and the DOJ enforce the law equally, fairly, and consistently toward all.
• The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to
quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night.
Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national
security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must
always have an unquestionable chain of command.
Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn
toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by
electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional
Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at
We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political
representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in
office accountable. The “will of the people” must be heard and followed.
RADM Ernest B. Acklin, USCG, ret.
MG Richard D. Anderegg, USAF, ret
MG Joseph T. Anderson, USMC, ret.
RADM Philip Anselmo, USN, ret.
MG Joseph Arbuckle, USA, ret.
BG John Arick, USMC, ret.
BG Ernest Audino, USA (ret)
BG Jim Balserak, USAF, ret.
RADM Jon W. Bayless, Jr. USN, ret.
RDML James Best, USN, ret.
BG Charles Bishop, USAF, ret.
BG William A. Bloomer, USMC, ret.
BG Donald Bolduc, USA, ret.
LTG William G. Boykin, USA, ret.
MG Edward R. Bracken, USAF, ret.
MG Patrick H. Brady, MOH, USA, ret.
RADM Bruce b. Bremner, USN. ret
VADM Edward S. Briggs, USN, ret.
LTG Richard “Tex’ Brown III USAF, ret.
BG Frank Bruno, USAF, ret.
VADM Toney M. Bucchi, USN, ret.
MG Bobby Gene Butcher, USMC, ret
RADM John T. Byrd, USN, ret.
MG Clifton C. Capp, USA, ret
BG Jimmy Cash, USAF, ret.
LTG Dennis D. Cavin, USA, ret.
LTG James E. Chambers, USAF, ret.
MG Carroll D. Childers, USA, ret.
BG Clifton C. “Tip” Clark, USAF, ret.
VADM Ed Clexton, USN, ret.
MG Jay Closner, USAF, ret
BG Michael J. Cole, USAF, ret.
VADM John G. Cotton, USN (ret)
MG Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, ret.
RDML David Cronk, USN, ret.
MG Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, ret.
BG James H. Doty, USA (ret)
BG Philip Drew, USAF, ret.
MG Neil L. Eddins, USAF, ret.
RADM Ernest Elliot, USN, ret
BG Bob Floyd, USA, ret.
BG Jerome V. Foust, USA, ret.
BG Jimmy E. Fowler, USA, ret.
RADM J. Cameron Fraser, USN, ret.
MG John T. Furlow, USA, ret.
RADM Albert A. Gallotta, Jr., USN, ret.
MG David C. Garza, USMC, ret
MG Timothy F. Ghormley, USMC, ret.
MG Francis C. Gideon, USAF, ret.
MG William A. Gorton, USAF, ret.
RADMU Andrew A. Granuzzo, USN, ret.
MG Lee V. Greer, USAF, ret.
RDML Michael R. Groothousen, Sr., USN, ret.
BG John Grueser, USAF, ret.
MG James A. Guest, USA, ret.
MG Ken Hagemann, USAF, ret.
RDML Dale N. Hagen, USN, ret.
BG Norman Ham, USAF, ret.
VADM William Hancock, USN, ret.
BG Murray Hansen, USAF, ret
MG Gary L. Harrell, USA, (ret)
LTG Henry J. Hatch, USA, ret.
VADM Peter Maynard Hekman, Jr., USN. ret.
MG Clyde A. Hennies, USA, ret.
RADM Larry L. Hereth, USCG, ret.
MG Harald G. Hermes, USAF, ret
BG James M. Hesson, USA, ret.
MG Kent H. Hillhouse, USA ret
BG Robert Hipwell, USA, ret
MG Bill Hobgood, USA, ret.
BG Stanislaus J. Hoey, USA, ret.
MG Bob Hollingsworth, USMC, ret.
MG Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, ret.
MG Clinton V. Horn, USAF, ret.
RDML Gregory C. Horn, USN, ret.
MG James P. Hunt, USAF, (ret)
LTG Joseph E. Hurd, USAF, ret.
BG Percy G. Hurtado II, USA, ret.
VADM Paul Ilg, USN, ret.
MG T. Irby, USA, ret.
LTG Ronald Iverson, USAF, ret.
RADM (L) Grady L. Jackson
RADM Ronny Jackson, USN, ret.
MG William K. James, USAF, ret.
LTG James H. Johnson, Jr. USA, ret.
ADM. Jerome L. Johnson, USN, ret.
BG James M. Johnston, USAF, ret.
BG Charles Jones, USAF, ret.
BG Gary Lee Jones, USA, ret.
BG Robert R. Jordan, USA, ret.
RADML Herbert C. Kaler, USN, ret
BG Jack H. Kotter, USA, ret.
MG Anthony R. Kropp, USA, ret
BG Charles Kruse, ARNG, ret..
RADM Chuck Kubic, USN, ret.
BG Leonard f. Kwiatkowski, USAF (ret)
BG Enrique J. Lanz, USAF, ret.
BG Jerry L. Laws, USA, ret.
BG Douglas E. Lee, USA, ret.
MG Kenneth Lewis, USAF, ret.
MG Vernon B. Lewis, USA, ret.
MG Thomas G. Lightner, USA, ret.
LTG James M. Link, USA, ret.
MG James E. Livingston, USMC, ret. MOH
MG John D. Logeman, USAF, ret.
BG Robert W. Lovell, USAF, ret
MG Jarvis Lynch, USMC, ret.
LTG Fred McCorkle, USMC, ret.
MG Don McGregor, USAF, ret.
LTG Thomas McInerney, USAF, ret.
RADM John H. McKinley, USN, ret.
BG Michael P. McRaney, USAF, ret.
BG James E. Mace, USA, ret.
MG Fred Maiocco, USA, ret.
BG Ronald S. Mangum, USA, ret.
BG James M. Mead, USMC, ret
BG Joe Mensching, USAF, ret.
RADM W. F. Merlin, USCG, ret.
RADM (L) Mark Milliken, USN, ret.
MG John F. Miller, USAF, ret.
RADM Ralph M. Mitchell, Jr. USN, ret.
MG Paul Mock, USA. ret.
BG Daniel I. Montgomery, USA, ret.,
RADM John A. Moriarty, USN, ret.,
RADM David R. Morris, USN, ret.
MG James H. Mukoyama, Jr. USA, ret
RADM Bill Newman, USN, ret.
BG Joe Oder, USA, ret.
MG Raymund O’Mara, USAF, ret.
MG Joe S. Owens, USA, ret.
VADM Jimmy Pappas, USN, ret.
LTG Garry L. Parks, USMC, ret.
BG John A. Paterson, USAF, ret.
RADM Russ Penniman, USN, ret.
BG Scott Perry, USA, ret.
RADM Rudy K. Peschel, USCG, ret.
RADM Leonard F. Picotte, ret.
VADM John Poindexter, USN, ret.
RADM Ronald Polant, USCG, ret.
MG Greg Power, USAF, ret.
RADM Brian Prindle, USN, ret.
RADM J.J. Quinn, USN, ret.
LTG Clifford H. Rees, Jr. USAF, ret.
RADM Edward T. Reidy, USN, ret.
MG Lee P. Rodgers, USAF, ret.
RADM William J. Ryan, USN ret
RADM Norman T. Saunders, USCG, ret.
RADM William R. Schmidt, USN, ret.
MG Richard V. Secord, USAF, ret.
BG Richard Severson, USAF, ret.
BG Donald Curtis Smith, USAF, ret.
LTG Hubert Smith, USA, ret.
MG James N. Stewart, USAF, ret.
RADM Thomas Stone, USN., ret.
BG Joseph S. Stringham, USA, ret.
RADM Barton D. Strong, USN. Ret.
MG Michael Sullivan, USMC, ret.
RADM (U) Jeremy Taylor, USN, ret.
LTG David Teal, USAF, ret.
MG Roberrt D. Tenhet, USA (ret)
VADM Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, ret.
VADM N.R, Thunman, USN, ret.
RADM Robert P. Tiernan, USN, ret.
BG Robert F. Titus, USAF, ret
LTG Garry Trexler, USAF, ret.
BG James T. Turlington, M.D., USAF, ret.
BG Richard J. Valente, USA ret.
MG Paul Vallely, USA, ret.
MG Paul M. Van Sickle, USAF, ret.
MG Russell L. Violett, USAF, ret.
RADM Larry G. Vogt, USN. ret
BG George H. Walker, Jr. USAR Corp of Engineers, ret
MG Gary Wattnem, USA, ret.
MG Kenneth Weir, USMCR, ret.
BG William O. Welch, USAF, ret.
BG William L. Welsh, USAF, ret.
MG John M. White, USAF, ret.
MG Geoffrey P. Wiedeman, JR. USAF, ret.
MG Richard O. Wightman, Jr., USA, ret.
BG George E. Wilson III, USAF, ret
RADM Denny Wisely, USN, ret.
RADM Ray Cowden Witter, USN, ret.
LTG John Woodward, USAF, ret.
MG Albert C. Zapanta, USA, ret.
WHAT NEXT—THE WAY AHEAD
Citizen’s Action Plan for America
Purpose: To put constitutional government back into the hands of “We the People”
How? Citizen involvement at the Local, State, and National levels-emphasis on local grass roots organizations to
get involved-then roll these actions into actions at state and federal levels
Education: citizens/parents control schools; not boards, administrators, or unions
• remove critical race theory and 1619 project teaching; insist on fact-based teaching of climate change
and our national history
• elect those with traditional values to school boards
• attend and speak at school board, PTA, and other school meetings
• volunteer to assist teachers in class; attend classes
• allow voluntary prayer in school
• get civics back into the classroom along with math and science
Political: get involved with local government
• elect those with traditional values as county commissioners, county clerks, and to serve on county
• elect those with traditional values to serve as mayors, city council members, and various committees at
the town and city levels
• attend meetings at county, town, and city levels and speak out
• require the Pledge of Allegiance to open all county, town, and city meetings
• elections: volunteer to be a poll worker and/or watcher
• stay informed on legislative actions at the state and national level; phone, write letters, emails, etc., to
elected officials—ensure they know how you want them to vote—hold them accountable
• present your concerns to your congressional and senate local district representatives
• elect those with conservative values to Republican party precinct positions to represent your local
interests at the state and federal level
• contribute to campaigns, money and/or volunteer work
Law enforcement: elect sheriffs and DAs who will constitutionally enforce the rule of law and will resist state
and federal mandates infringing on Constitutional Rights of citizens
• thank your law enforcement officials both verbally and in writing for their dedicated service
Media: write to local newspapers, radio, and TV stations with facts; correct media misinformation
Organize: citizens within church groups, among church groups, and outside church groups
• attend peaceful demonstrations on key issues like schools, open borders, election integrity, 1st and
2d Amendment Rights, etc.
Sanctuaries: vote to have your county, town, city, even state become sanctuary places for 1st and 2d
amendment rights to resist efforts from the national or state levels to restrict freedom of speech, religion,
assembly, to keep and bear arms, and so on