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Ron Paul Receives Support from Non-Active Duty Soldier

The way you get big news is by entitling an article with a false statement. Once the false statement is made, you then insert the real fact in one sentence toward the middle.

Rep. Ron Paul likes to silence the GOP rivals who criticize his foreign policy as “dangerous” by reminding them that he receives more financial support from military personal than all the other candidates combined.

But the Army is now investigating whether a 28-year old reservist breached military protocol when he praised Paul’s foreign policy positions on national television during a Paul rally Tuesday night.

The soldier, Cpl. Jesse Thorsen, walked on stage and lobbed praise on the Texas congressman, calling his foreign policy “better than any candidate out there.”

At one point, Thorsen stopped, reached out his hand out to Paul and exclaimed, “I’m flabbergasted right now. This is an incredible moment for me.  It’s like meeting a rock star.”

The Department of Defense policy does not prevent soldiers from advocating for a political candidate, but active duty troops wearing a uniform are expected to avoid activities that “imply official sponsorship, approval, or endorsement.”  Thorsen is not active duty.

The last statement is true, but for those just looking through titles it implies that he is an active duty soldier.


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