A Message from STARRS’ President Lt Gen Rod Bishop, USAF (Ret)

As you may know, over a year ago, myself and a growing group of concerned citizens formed Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, Inc,. or STARRS for short. We filed our application for 501(c)3 status in April 2021, and as we await our final approval for non-profit status, we feel it is time to begin our public effort to bring awareness to our primary concern: Racism and Radicalism in the (U.S. Armed) Services.

We chose Veterans Day week to begin these efforts as we feel that the American veteran has a unique responsibility, as well as opportunity, to spotlight what we see as a lethal threat to America’s armed forces supremacy. Our end goal is to simply prevent the US armed forces from slipping into partisan political diversions, which we know causes division and disunity, and ultimately impacts mission readiness, cohesion and warfighting capability.

At this moment in American history, I think you will agree, America faces unprecedented and historic challenges, not just abroad, but here in America itself. Although many will perceive our concerns as unwarranted criticism, we act in good faith and conscience as we attempt to protect the armed forces from political influence to ensure our forces remain the premier military organization in the world. Indeed, we champion our armed forces which are vital to America’s national security, peace and prosperity.

We thank everyone who has shown concern for our country by registering with STARRS and encourage each of you to consider getting involved with the organization and in your communities to fight the Marxist infiltration at all levels.  When considering what you will do, I ask our veterans to reaffirm your commitment to the Oath of Office:

“I [state your full name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

In closing, we believe unity is every Soldier’s, Sailor’s, Marine’s, Airman’s and Guardian’s strength – indeed, unity is America’s strength. Please consider supporting our efforts as we work to preserve the institutions that we so dearly love.

On behalf of STARRS, and all of our supporters, Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your interest in STARRS.

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