"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For Fascists Like John Tringali, Respect for the Constitution is Mental Illness

Interesting exchange with a relatively recently retired O-5 over on my Facebook page.  With just a few posts, he managed to explain that he doesn't support a) the First Amendment when it comes to shirts advocating for Constitutional rights in public school, b) the Fourth Amendment right not to be searched without a warrant, c) the Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate yourself, and d) the Sixth Amendment right to a jury.

And in his view, my defense of the Constitution is apparently a sign of mental illness so glaring that he claims to have contacted the Veterans Administration on my behalf and claims he was told by somebody there that my "tirade" in support of constitutional rights raised many flags of serious mental health issues.  He then provided her email address and invited me to contact her.  So, I've reproduced my "tirade" here.

This theme that those who support the Constitution, and who criticize those in public service who do not, are mentally ill is one I am familiar with.  It's interesting to me how so many fascist unprofessional public servants equate valuing constitutional rights with indication of mental illness.

So, John Tringali, makes his first post here...

And then moments later continues his brilliance in this thread:


Then he defriends me, and turns around and sends me this message:

Then he blocks me.  Thanks for the lesson on mental illness, John Tringali.

1 comment:

  1. This guy has the same name as me. For anyone reading this, this is a different John Tringali than the one you know. He's giving John Tringalis a bad name.