On Monday, I interviewed SGT Dan McKnight from Bring Our Troops Home. Together, we discussed America’s Endless Wars, Ukraine, Russia, and The Middle East, and how our U.S. Government needs to follow the U.S. Constitution when declaring war.
Dan is extremely articulate and an outstanding spokesperson for ending America’s Endless Wars. Check him out in our 22-minute talk about American Foreign Policy moving forward.
Sgt. Dan McKnight is a thirteen-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, including service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, U.S. Army, and Idaho Army National Guard. He deployed for an eighteen-month combat tour in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007.
Bring Our Troops Home is a veterans advocacy organization founded in February 2019 by Dan and other veterans of the Global War on Terror. It speaks on behalf of the majority of veterans who believe we must end our wars in the Middle East. You can see polling on their website for numbers – https://bringourtroopshome.us/polls.
The cornerstone project of Bring Our Troops Home is the “DefendTheGuard“ movement. Defend the Guard is state-based legislation that would prohibit the deployment of National Guard units into active combat without a formal declaration of war by Congress, as required by Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.
The National Guard forms the backbone of the U.S. military. Over 45% of the troops deployed and 18% of the casualties incurred by the Global War on Terror were Guardsmen.
Passage of this bill in multiple state legislatures would force the federal government to follow what is already federal law, and either ends our foreign policy of multiple endless wars and foreign occupations or make Congress fully accountable for their decisions.
Defend the Guard has been formally introduced as a bill in 20 states as of 2022, and we have commitments from potential sponsors in a dozen others. We are working on a fifty-state strategy for the 2023 legislative session, and states we’re particularly excited about include Arizona, Kentucky, Wyoming, and Idaho.
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Johnny Punish founded VT in 2004. After 20 years at the helm, he “retired” from the daily operations in late 2023 passing the ball over to the new owner of VT, Chief Justin Time. He now writes for VT as “Writer Emeritus”. He is also a global citizen eco-activist, visionary, musician, artist, entertainer, businessman, investor, life coach, podcast host, and syndicated columnist.
Punish is an ethnically cleansed Palestinian-American whose maternal family was evicted from their home in Haifa, Palestine in 1948 by Irgun; a Euro-Zionist Settler Terrorist Group. The family became part of the over 1,000,000 Palestinians who are Al-Nakba refugees (The Catastrophe). The family fled to Beirut Lebanon for 13 years eventually emigrating to the USA in 1961 via a Brasilian passport obtained by his Palestinian Brasilian-born grandmother (In the early 1900s, the family was sent to Sao Paolo Brasil as guest workers in the mining industry. Punish’s father is Italian-American from New York City. Punish’s paternal great-grandparents emigrated to the USA from Naples Italy and Marineo in Sicily in the 1890s. Punish was born in the Bronx, New York in 1963.
Punish was educated at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (1980-81) and California State University Fullerton (1981-1984) with studies in accounting and business. Before the “internets” had been invented, he owned and ran (5) national newspapers in the United States of America from 1987-1998. From 2004 to 2023, he owned and managed VT Foreign Policy retiring at the end of 2023.
Punish is also a recording artist. He has over 100 original songs written. He records and produces music. A member of ASCAP, Punish has several songs placed in feature films. His music is promoted worldwide and played on all digital networks and net radio.
He is also the founder and owner of Global Thinkers, a freedom media that helps free thinkers create real wealth.
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