Further Guidance Around Politics and Political Expression
|This is the Document Release Information|
|Scope:||Further Guidance Around Politics and Political Expression|
|Effective Date:||18 JUL 20|
|Last Modified Date:||DDMMMYYYY|
|Approving Authority:||Regimental Commanding Officer|
|Point of Contact:||Regimental Executive Officer|
This policy will serve as command guidance on politics and political expression in the 7th Cavalry.
Politics and the expression thereof are already covered in the General Orders, however it can be easy to narrowly view politics in the framing of major parties and platforms. However, political discussion and expression is much more diverse.
Examples of Political Material
- References to the 'Boogaloo Movement" including various derivatives such as:
- The great boog
- Civil War #2
- The wearing of 'Hawaiian' shirts with combat load outs in games / real life.
- References to ANTIFA
All of these would be considered to fall under the Politics and Religion Policy In accordance with General Order #6.
We are aware that symbols and memes have meanings before being hijacked and/or co-opted by others. We are equally aware that there are plenty of places on the internet to express ourselves and we have historically chosen to keep decisive topics out of our community not because we are the thought police; but because they end up becoming an impediment to what we all would really rather be doing.