Yeah, pretty much everything stops when LTC(R) Dan writes in. The Gormogons, as you well know, enjoy considerable military acquaintanceship, but we probably all give pause when LTC Dan writes in because, as you know, he is as smart as he is handsome.
I would like to add to the last paragraph of your post. We take an oath to support and defend The Constitution of The United States from ALL ENEMIES, foreign AND DOMESTIC.
Now that I pause, I suppose that could be why military members vote…
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.