While I was not a combat veteran and do not attempt to put myself in their category, I have tried to be a productive citizen. That included three years in ROTC, seven years in the Navy Reserve and working for 35 years as a civilian in the Department of Defense.
I held a top-secret security clearance for over 30 years and protected my country's interests as best I could. I paid my taxes honestly since I was 14 years old and voted every year. I had the privilege of dealing with people in other countries and companies within the scope of my assignments.
During my years I have seen 13 presidents in the White House. I liked some of the things they did and didn't care for others, but for the first time in my life I am embarrassed, repulsed and afraid at the stupid actions of an egotistical, ignorant, immoral, "bull in a china shop" who is actively embracing our enemies while alienating all of out friends and allies.