Military secret ballot not guaranteed

03/16/2014 11:03 AM

03/17/2014 12:16 PM

Re "McClintock is honest" (Letters, March 16): James Rushford doesn't speak for all Vietnam War veterans when he confuses our freedom to vote as a personal obligation.

Regarding Tom McClintock's opponent's choice to not exercise his right to vote in partisan political battles while on active duty is a well-established, time-honored tradition. Those who claim that an active-duty military member's secret ballot is protected from public disclosure has never been exposed to questioning by a superior officer as to how the subordinate voted. Try to resist that inquiry or complain about it and kiss the rest of your military career goodbye.

Regarding McClintock's honesty, when is he going to disclose on his website that he does not live in the district he serves at its congressional representative?

-- Bud Lee, Granite Bay

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