Conservative Action Project

June 15, 2021
Washington, DC

Conservatives call on America’s military leaders who are patriotic, intelligent, and persons of integrity to reject the use of critical race theory – which is state funded racism – and other race and gender ideologies being used to politicize the United States military.

Under the Biden administration, ideological instruction and management has reached troubling new heights – ones that threaten to weaken the bond between America’s armed forces and its civilian leadership, and undermine our military effectiveness and readiness.

Soldiers and contractors are being required to sit through instruction in racist instruction, including readings authored by critical theorists like Ibram X. Kendi. In a recent recruiting ad, the Army chose to celebrate alternative lifestyles instead of competency and effectiveness in warfighting.

The push to politicize the military is also seen in the regrettable appointment of Bishop Garrison as the Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Garrison is a hyper-partisan who has spent his career claiming that the United States Constitution was written to codify white supremacy, and that white people are irremediably racist. In his new role as the head of Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG), Garrison has the authority to impose his extremist ideas on the whole of the Department of Defense.

Garrison’s influence is already being felt. Reports have come to light that the Department of Homeland Security is considering hiring a private company to monitor the free speech of military personnel on social media in ways that “circumvent [the] legal limits” placed on DHS by the constitution.

In May, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a commander in the U.S. Space Force, was fired for speaking out against the imposition of Marxist ideology in the military. Specifically, he viewed mandated training espousing views of Garrison, Kendi, and others as dangerous signs of the ongoing spread of anti-American propaganda in military ranks. For speaking out against this, Lohmeier was fired for engaging in “partisan political activity.”

The United States military is tasked with one mission: maintaining mission critical readiness to protect the American homeland. Sowing our armed forces with divisive rhetoric designed to pit races and genders against one another is not only morally wrong, it poses a very real threat to our national security.

We strongly urge the civilian and military leaders of our armed forces to terminate these overt efforts to politicize our armed forces, and return to an unequivocal focus on the patriotism, courage, and innovation that have made the U.S. military the envy of the world.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council
Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
The Honorable Russ Vought
Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
The Leadership Institute
The Honorable Matt Schlapp
American Conservative Union (ACU)
Virginia Thomas
Liberty Consulting
Kevin Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Public Policy Foundation
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Herman Pirchner, Jr.
Founding President
American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)
The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
Terry Schilling
Executive Director
American Principles Project
Lori Roman
American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Tom Jones
American Accountability Foundation
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)
The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Advancing American Freedom
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Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
William L. Walton
Council for National Policy
Frank J. Gaffney
Executive Chairman
Center for Security Policy
Lieutenant General Robert Bishop, USAF (Ret)
Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services
Brigadier General Darryl Powell, MD, USA (Ret.)
Center for Military Readiness
The Honorable Paul E. Vallely
MG US Army (Ret)
Stand Up America US Foundation
Colonel Lavoy Thiessen
U.S. Army (Retired)
The Honorable John Poindexter
U.S. Navy (Retired)
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Major General Joe Arbuckle
U.S. Army (Retired)
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Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
U.S. Navy
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U.S. Army (Retired)
Admiral Leigthon Smith
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Brigadier General William Arthur Bloomer
U. S. Marine Corps (Ret)
RADM Hugh D. Wisely
U.S. Navy (Retired)
RADM John A. Moriarty
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Robert S, Owens
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Lieutenant General Benjamin Mixon
U.S. Army (Retired)
Brigadier General Ernest C. Audino
U.S. Army (Retired)
Dr. Hugh Patrick Scott
Rear Admiral, Medical Corps
U.S. Navy (Retired)
Brigadier General William Weise
USMC (Retired)
Major General William B. Hobgood
U.S. Army (Retired)
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John Closner
Major General (Ret)
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USMC (Retired)
Major General Dave Richwine
USMC (Retired)
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Advisory Board Chair
Economic Continuity Alliance
Major General Donald McGregor
USAF (Retired)
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Dr. Jerry A. Johnson
President (2013-2019)
National Religious Broadcasters
Major General Dewitt T. Irby, Jr.
U.S. Army (Retired)
Brigadier General Donald Bolduc
U.S. Army (Retired)
Candidate for US Senate (NH)
The Honorable Charles J. Cooper
Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)
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David N. Bossie
Citizens United
The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1988
The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values
Lewis K. Uhler
Founder and President
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Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.
Christina Murphy Lusk
The Martin Foundation
Lourdes Cosio
Campaign for the American Future
Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Financial Officer
Martin Imaging, Inc.
Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
Haley E. Martin
Past President
The Martin Foundation
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Peggy Dau
Joan Holt Lindsey
Lindsey Communications
Karen England
Executive Director
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Kim Colleen Bengard
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Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
William W. Pascoe III
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Universal Minerals Group
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Gary Marx
The Concord Fund
Willes K. Lee
National Federation of Republican Assemblies
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Washington Marketing Group
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Americans for Limited Government
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60 Plus Association
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60 Plus Association
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Beaman Ventures
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The Conservative Caucus
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Point of View Radio
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Barry Meguiar
Ignite America
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NSIC Institute
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Retired Chairman and President
Capital Research Center
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The Western Journal
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Long Business Advisors, LLC
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U.S. House of Representatives
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