Sometimes I feel like I have multiple personality disorder — and it's complicated. I only became aware of this today when one of my alter-egos received a highly inflammatory message (see below) from FRC's Jerry Boykin via the Weekly Standard. VPAC stands for Veterans Patriot Action Conference and it is several things — including a conference on February 18. It looks a bit like FRC's Values Voters Summit (if you look at VPAC's main site and scroll down). This seems to be under the usual progressive radar.
There is no direct connection to FRC. They are not even a sponsor so this is guesswork on my part. One reason for isolating it from FRC (if that is the case) would be to make it religion neutral. Perhaps they do not want to associate an operation with a known hate group.Or, I could be wrong and this has no association with Family Research Council.
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I did not know that either the Republic or our Constitution needed saving. According to VPAC:
At VPAC, we'll equip you and other Veteran patriots with the tools you need to influence outcomes by engaging in the political process at the the local, state and federal levels.I did not know that the military vote needed protection. This enterprise seems to have stayed under the radar.
Mission: Protect the military vote. Train veterans to get out the vote. Advocate for veterans issues. Tickets are exclusively available to Veterans and their spouses. Reserve your spot now!
Here is the text of the message from Jerry Boykin. I have neutered the numerous links:
Close ranks at VPAC; help united
Veterans rescue the United States!
American veteran, may I have your attention please? It is time to close ranks! Past time! Domestic, as well as foreign, enemies have the deck stacked for this November's General Election. There is no question that we, as veterans, have got a hell of a job ahead of us - unless we band together!
Hello: I'm U.S. Army LTG William G. "Jerry" Boykin (Ret.), and for the sake of our Constitutional Republic -- as well as the plight of fellow Vets -- I urge you to join me at the Veterans Patriot Action Conference (VPAC) Feb. 18-19 at Embassy Suites in Charleston, SC.
Here's why: This unique, first-of-its-kind event will focus solely on Veterans as key agents for political change. Too often we, who have first-hand experience with America's enemies, are the forgotten men and women in policy decisions. Well, no longer!
Make your voice heard by becoming one of VPAC's Vets in the Fight for 2016! Together, we will become a powerful and victorious force -- IF we act now!
You know darn well what happens in November will have a tremendous impact on the future of our Republic. With the rise of ISIS and a world at war, veterans all across our nation must begin organizing and mobilizing! NOW!
At VPAC, you and other Veteran patriots will be equipped with the tools and strategies needed to influence election outcomes by engaging in the political process at local, state and federal levels. That's right: by attending our Vets in the Fight sessions, some of the nation's top grassroots campaign strategists will show you how to help us reach and register four million American veterans to:
• Vote in the pivotal 2016 General Election
• Guard ballots and ensure their delivery and certification by election officials
• Support individuals who will defend the Constitution
This is a not-to-be-missed event for every veteran patriot interested in preserving our great Republic. By attending VPAC 2016, you'll get to meet presidential contenders. And get this: VPAC's presidential forum not only will allow you to directly hear from the candidates, you will be given the opportunity to ask them questions about their strategies as our next Commander-in-Chief. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson--these and more have been invited to join our action-packed conference.
Reserve your spot at VPAC today and consider making a one-time donation to sponsor another veteran to attend this critical event.
There is absolutely no doubt that 2016 is the pivotal year for our nation's future, and VPAC is encouraging all vets to close ranks and become a vital force in this election. Will you join us Feb. 18-19 in Charleston, SC?
He who hesitates is lost, so don't put this message aside. You can still get early bird packages and hotel discounts, but please book today. Commit right now to becoming an influencer in 2016 and sign up for VPAC. It is no exaggeration to say this may be our last chance!
As a veteran, you know full well that some of the present administration's actions border on treason. Let me tell you: the Iran deal is a total sellout! It does not prevent a nuclear Iran. Instead, what President Barack Hussein Obama's deal has done is start a nuclear arms race in the most unstable region in the world.
We MUST act now to straighten out our nation's anti-American, anti-Western, pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian, pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies!
Here's your chance: Feb. 18-19! Charleston, SC! BE THERE!
For the Republic,
William G. "Jerry" Boykin
LTG, USA (Ret), Special Forces
P.S. If you can't make it, remember you can sponsor a veteran to attend in your place. Please make a generous donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 -- or even $1,000 -- to VPAC today. We need all the help we can get.
P.P.S. If you are interested in sponsoring the first-ever Veterans Patriot Action Conference, click here.