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Why Does VP Harris not Return Salutes from Military?

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The replys in this thread are a shining example of the thinking dividing and destroying America. "She's not in the military so she's not required to salute". Thats the general feeling about the subject from the "liberals" here? Well ok then.
Hey look, guy fell through the ice. Not my job to save him. Or call fir help.
Ooh wow!!! Dosent that guy with no legs look like an ass sittin there in his camouflage, saluting some flag draped over that box!!! Jerk offs cryin too!! Hahaha...!! I think Ill send him a new set of shoes. Im not required to respect him!!!!
OOOOOHHHH WAIT!!!!
Hey!!!!! Look at that faggot, bearded guy in the dress!!!! Im not lettin that thing in my bar!!!! No one can make ME respect soneone!!!!
Every day....all day....we are preached at. Called Racists......Accused of hatred.......accused of being oppressors........
But the VP of the US, who VERY LIKELY WILL become the President, does not have enough respect to salute the people THEY are involved in placing in harms way, DEFENDING US.
Ok, she dosent want to. She dosent HAVE TO. But SHE SHOULD!!!
Its the lack of respect for others, by those accusing prople of lacking respect for others bringing our nation to the brink. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for hour country". Without respect, you deserve meither, and will loose both.
No, she shouldn't; it is inappropriate for a civilian to salute.
 

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It astounds me that the bunch that had no problem with Trump ignoring Russia paying a bounty on the heads of U.S. serviceman, are now outraged because they don't think Harris returned a salute to the military.

Seriously, do you have any ****ing shame at all?
 

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She's not their commander, yet. Is the salute mandatory, or could they just take a knee if they want while she boards the plane? But my question was "Why are they even needed to be there to begin with?"

Why they are there predates history. All leaders had an elite guard, the leaders rarely, if ever, acknowledged the guard formally. Nations have kept the Honor Guard as a ceremonial function, the true security force is the 'men in black' surrounding officials.

We used to say- 'We are here to defend democracy- not practice it'. The military can't take a knee- well one and done I suppose. The Guards perform a ceremonial duty. They don't need to be there- call it the trappings of power and move along... ✌
 

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Why they are there predates history. All leaders had an elite guard, the leaders rarely, if ever, acknowledged the guard formally. Nations have kept the Honor Guard as a ceremonial function, the true security force is the 'men in black' surrounding officials.

We used to say- 'We are here to defend democracy- not practice it'. The military can't take a knee- well one and done I suppose. The Guards perform a ceremonial duty. They don't need to be there- call it the trappings of power and move along... ✌
So they aren't actually needed.
 

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So they aren't actually needed.

Guess that depends on what you think is a requirement. Why does a 5 Star hotel pay for a doorman when motel 6 uses an automatic door? Swiss Honor Guard, Beefeaters, and so on are part of a tradition dating back since there was a back to date to.

I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bath. Keep the tradition, lose the Hollywood Actor's desire to pose and posture. Damn sure lose the rabid right's desire to demand shows of loyalty, faux patriotism, and see 'disrespect' in every action of a democrat... ✌
 

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Guess that depends on what you think is a requirement. Why does a 5 Star hotel pay for a doorman when motel 6 uses an automatic door? Swiss Honor Guard, Beefeaters, and so on are part of a tradition dating back since there was a back to date to.

I wouldn't throw the baby out with the bath. Keep the tradition, lose the Hollywood Actor's desire to pose and posture. Damn sure lose the rabid right's desire to demand shows of loyalty, faux patriotism, and see 'disrespect' in every action of a democrat... ✌
Didn't mean to anger you.
 

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The replys in this thread are a shining example of the thinking dividing and destroying America. "She's not in the military so she's not required to salute". Thats the general feeling about the subject from the "liberals" here? Well ok then.
Hey look, guy fell through the ice. Not my job to save him. Or call fir help.
Ooh wow!!! Dosent that guy with no legs look like an ass sittin there in his camouflage, saluting some flag draped over that box!!! Jerk offs cryin too!! Hahaha...!! I think Ill send him a new set of shoes. Im not required to respect him!!!!
OOOOOHHHH WAIT!!!!
Hey!!!!! Look at that faggot, bearded guy in the dress!!!! Im not lettin that thing in my bar!!!! No one can make ME respect soneone!!!!
Every day....all day....we are preached at. Called Racists......Accused of hatred.......accused of being oppressors........
But the VP of the US, who VERY LIKELY WILL become the President, does not have enough respect to salute the people THEY are involved in placing in harms way, DEFENDING US.
Ok, she dosent want to. She dosent HAVE TO. But SHE SHOULD!!!
Its the lack of respect for others, by those accusing prople of lacking respect for others bringing our nation to the brink. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for hour country". Without respect, you deserve meither, and will loose both.
Saluting is about respect amongst those in the military, in uniform. It isn't about respect for civilians, from civilians. It is a tradition. Many of those on this thread saying she shouldn't salute have been in the military, served for quite some time and understand what the salute is for and what it is not for.

The vast majority of Presidents refused to return a salute while they were President because they had been in the military and understood that it was not appropriate for the President, who is not an officer, not commissioned, to return a salute. Hell, the reason we salute the flag is because we refer to it as "the Ensign", it was basically given an honorary rank so that we did salute it.


We (military members) don't salute out of uniform in the vast majority of circumstances.

And VPs are not even in the Chain of Command. The Chain of Command is posted in every military base, depot, space they use in this country, usually with picture, name and position there. VP is not in that CoC.

And the comparison with refusing to save someone is beyond ridiculous.
 

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No, she shouldn't; it is inappropriate for a civilian to salute.
I'd never salute. I'm not entitled to. The salute is a gesture between warriors and I was never in the military.
I place a wreath on Rememberance Day for Merchant Marine sailors. The Legion member who escorts me holds his salute for a moment and I stand with my hat in one hand and the other hand over my heart. It would be pretentious of me to salute.
 

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The replys in this thread are a shining example of the thinking dividing and destroying America. "She's not in the military so she's not required to salute". Thats the general feeling about the subject from the "liberals" here? Well ok then.
Hey look, guy fell through the ice. Not my job to save him. Or call fir help.
Ooh wow!!! Dosent that guy with no legs look like an ass sittin there in his camouflage, saluting some flag draped over that box!!! Jerk offs cryin too!! Hahaha...!! I think Ill send him a new set of shoes. Im not required to respect him!!!!
OOOOOHHHH WAIT!!!!
Hey!!!!! Look at that faggot, bearded guy in the dress!!!! Im not lettin that thing in my bar!!!! No one can make ME respect soneone!!!!
Every day....all day....we are preached at. Called Racists......Accused of hatred.......accused of being oppressors........
But the VP of the US, who VERY LIKELY WILL become the President, does not have enough respect to salute the people THEY are involved in placing in harms way, DEFENDING US.
Ok, she dosent want to. She dosent HAVE TO. But SHE SHOULD!!!
Its the lack of respect for others, by those accusing prople of lacking respect for others bringing our nation to the brink. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for hour country". Without respect, you deserve meither, and will loose both.
What a stupid post.
She's not entitled to salute. It's a military custom, a gesture between warriors. I'd never salute. I was never in the military or the RCMP so it'd be like stolen valour if I did.
 

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She continues the behavior
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Vice President Kamala Harris is going through criticism for showing to interrupt with precedent and failing to salute the respect guard when boarding Air Drive Two.

Video reviewed by Fox Information confirmed that her predecessors, former Vice President Mike Pence and President Biden, usually saluted the respect guard in the identical state of affairs.


Vice President Kamala Harris is not in the military ..........
 

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Update. Seems the old hag figured it out finally

She gave a half a$$ salute today bordering the flight at Andrews. 😉
 

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Update. Seems the old hag figured it out finally

She gave a half a$$ salute today bordering the flight at Andrews. 😉
Have you figured out a source that writes in English sentences?


lol, “Air Drive Two?”

was that a satire site?
 

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When Trump found out he offered to put them up, cost free in his hotel. Jill gave them cookies.
Like he over charged the SS the whole time?
 

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You mean the Americans who honor and respect our military rather than the ones that force them to bivouac in parking structures? We know which grown Harris belongs to.
Honor and respect? By attacking the capital.
 

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Have you figured out a source that writes in English sentences?
I figured out the witch found the wrong side of the border and decided it’s in her best interest to conform to VP norms. Crappy salute though.
 

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I think every liberal who reads this should be ashamed.
I had to read this comment THREE TIMES and go back to figure out what you were referring to and when I realized you made this ridiculous comment because VP Kamala Harris did not salute one of our military, I nearly rolled over laughing on the ground.

Yet, you weren't even a teensie-tiny bit ashamed that Trump stood next to Putin in Helsinki and completely trashed our 17 separate Intel agencies who confirmed that Russia interfered in our election and instead reassured the American public that Putin and Russia did not interfere in our election because "Putin said he didn't" adding "I don't know why he would?"

Are you ****ing kidding me?
 

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Vice President Kamala Harris is going through criticism for showing to interrupt with precedent and failing to salute the respect guard when boarding Air Drive Two.

Video reviewed by Fox Information confirmed that her predecessors, former Vice President Mike Pence and President Biden, usually saluted the respect guard in the identical state of affairs.



She's not in the military.

Biden does because he's the head of the military.



Yes, I know, she's black and you hate that.


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She's not in the military.

Biden does because he's the head of the military.



Yes, I know, she's black and you hate that.


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Her salute today sucked. She shouldn’t of tried if that’s the best she could muster
 

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The replys in this thread are a shining example of the thinking dividing and destroying America. "She's not in the military so she's not required to salute". Thats the general feeling about the subject from the "liberals" here? Well ok then.
Hey look, guy fell through the ice. Not my job to save him. Or call fir help.
What has this scenario got to do with anything?
Ooh wow!!! Dosent that guy with no legs look like an ass sittin there in his camouflage, saluting some flag draped over that box!!! Jerk offs cryin too!! Hahaha...!! I think Ill send him a new set of shoes. Im not required to respect him!!!!
This is what you perceive as the "liberal attitude", then, is it?
OOOOOHHHH WAIT!!!!
Indeed.
Hey!!!!! Look at that faggot, bearded guy in the dress!!!! Im not lettin that thing in my bar!!!! No one can make ME respect soneone!!!!
I hope you're not saying here what I think you're saying. What are you saying?
Every day....all day....we are preached at. Called Racists......Accused of hatred.......accused of being oppressors........
But the VP of the US, who VERY LIKELY WILL become the President, does not have enough respect to salute the people THEY are involved in placing in harms way, DEFENDING US.
Ok, she dosent want to. She dosent HAVE TO. But SHE SHOULD!!!
Its the lack of respect for others, by those accusing prople of lacking respect for others bringing our nation to the brink. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for hour country". Without respect, you deserve meither, and will loose both.
You've lost me. What are you talking about?
 

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She's not in the military.

Biden does because he's the head of the military.



Yes, I know, she's black and you hate that.


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President Biden doesn't have to and probably shouldn't since it wasn't done until Reagan decided to break past precedent just to put on a show.
 

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Vice President Kamala Harris is going through criticism for showing to interrupt with precedent and failing to salute the respect guard when boarding Air Drive Two.

Video reviewed by Fox Information confirmed that her predecessors, former Vice President Mike Pence and President Biden, usually saluted the respect guard in the identical state of affairs.


Technically, it is a violation of proper military etiquette to salute if you are wearing civilian clothing and not wearing a uniform.

Reagan started doing it because he was a Hollywood Elite actor, also Reagan had at least served albeit in a photography role but I give him credit for serving at least.
 

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Her salute today sucked. She shouldn’t of tried if that’s the best she could muster
She's not in the military. She has no obligation to return an actual salute at all. Conservatives are the ones trying to give her shit for not doing it, then criticize her when she shows an acknowledgement.
 
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