Following is a recent exchange between Larry Bryant and an Air Force Base Commander, one of the Presidents media helper nots.
Our Military (DOD) nay, Department of War, is between the sheets with the media and censorship of as you can see from the following.
My friend Larry Bryant is the author of no less than fifty articles to base commanders across the country such as this attempt to acquire free space in the local base papers, as guaranteed not only by the Constitution but the DOD(W) Regulations re open access for all information to the Armed Forces!!!!
In legal terms, this is called "building a case" and when an appropriate number of denials are received, in contradiction to standing regulations, the courts will have a field day with this egregious censorship of our Armed Forces' access to the truth.
Talk about our media to those affected by this two faced ideology, to those who are active, retired and about to enter into the acts of protecting and defending a Constitution riddled with new world order shenanigans.
== Base Commander Decides (Unwittingly?) to Join the Cast of "Bryant
v. Rumsfeld II" -- as an Adjunct Defendant ==
By Larry W. Bryant
[LWB Note: By her Jan. 27, 2005, snail-mail letter to me (quoted
below), Lackland AFB's commander, Col. Hertog, affirms her public
affairs officer's recent censorship of two of my classified-ad
submissions: (1) "Blow the Whistle on Bush's 'Gulf of Persia'
Resolution!"; and (2) "Blow the Whistle on Depleted-Uranium
Contamination in Iraqnam!" In doing so, she not only oversteps her
authority and hence violates the constitutional rights of both me and
the ads' intended audience; she also nudges me deeper into this briar
patch called the Court of Public Opinion, which herewith issues an
indictment of her ill-advised action. As senior members of this
Court, all retired military personnel have a particular stake in the
outcome, since they all maintain automatic access to any military
base of their choice (where, of course, they have access to any
available commercial-enterprise newspaper like the "Talespinner").
If you happen to be one of those retirees, you now have the chance to
step up and help defend your right to receive the kind of speech
represented by my series of whistleblower-solicitation ads (see
sample text thereof at my attorney's web site:
). For starters, you
can write a letter of protest to your members of Congress. Then you
can write to the "SECRETary" of defense with the demand that he order
an immediate end to this censorship. Finally, if you have enough
fortitude and funds, you can retain legal counsel of your own to
challenge Hertog's removal of you from the First Amendment equation
(i.e.: "Speaker-with-Public-Issue-Message EQUALS an
Audience-Free-to-Receive-It"). In the latter effort, you might wish
to submit your own "issue ads" to one or more military-base newspaper
editors for their prepublication review-clearance. And, of course,
I'd appreciate receiving from you any results of these recommended
efforts. Let's all use this opportunity to reclaim access to the
very home-grown freedoms that we helped defend during our careers in
TEXT OF COL. HERTOG'S 1/27/05 LETTER TO LWB:
FROM: Colonel Mary Kay Hertog
Commander, 37th Training Wing -- Air Education and Training Command
1701 Kenly Ave., Suite 201
Lackland AFB TX 78236-5103
TO: Larry W. Bryant
3518 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Dear Mr. Bryant:
Thanks for your interest in advertising in the Talespinner,
Lackland's base newspaper, but your ads are more in the nature of
political editorials. Due to the clear political content, I decline
to accept them for publication.
Air Force Instruction 35-101, Section 188.8.131.52, provides that Air
Force newspapers must not carry paid political advertisements. If
your ads were published in the Lackland base newspaper, and I deem
that the content may present a danger to loyalty, discipline, or
morale of my people, I have the authority to prohibit the
distribution of that issue on Lackland Air Force Base.
MARY KAY HERTOG