[Editor’s note: This contribution checks good. A one-two punch of slanted grooming and pleading for appropriations. Thank you for taking the time to organize it for our readers.]
While Clay Higgins (R-LA-3) is a minor CAP asset, his outburst yesterday and your latest story draws attention to the real Civil Air Patrol asset from Louisiana: Ralph Lee Abraham Jr (R-LA-5). Your contributors are absolutely correct that CAP uses lower ranking pawns to push slanted stories and memes out against people like Kirsten Gillibrand, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Mazie Hirono and others that I will assemble for you in a separate post. I would expose the details on Civil Air Patrol’s game plan in the following order:
Ralph Lee Abraham Jr. is a physician, aviation medical examiner, flight instructor and former veterinarian from Alto, Louisiana. He first won election in 2014 to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
From 2015-2016, during the 114th Congress, Abraham served on the following committees:
Veterans’ Affairs Committee
– Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Chairman
– Subcommittee on Health
Science, Space, and Technology Committee
– Subcommittee on Environment
– Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
At the beginning of the 115th Congress in early 2017, Ralph Abraham was assigned to the Committee on Armed Services as well as the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Agriculture.
Just after he is appointed to the Armed Services Committee, Civil Air Patrol releases a story in the Spring 2017 issue of Volunteer Magazine entitled “Flying Congressman: Louisiana Lawmaker Gives Back to His Constituents”. From that story we can read:
A major in the Louisiana Wing’s Green Flag East Flight, Abraham finds satisfaction in combining his dedication to the military, aviation and volunteerism… His CAP squadron commander, Lt. Col. Steve Wood, said Abraham is “very active and does a good job for us, both as a qualified pilot and mission coordinator.” In addition, Abraham is an aviation medical examiner and performs physicals for pilots, often on a pro bono basis.
Such positive coverage of Congressman Abraham will surely build him support for years to come. What might be expected of him in return? The answer lies in the pages of Civil Air Patrol’s Legislative Day Briefing.
This is a fascinating double-envelopment maneuver using their lower level hatchet trolls to shape opinion against their political opposition and their more charismatic leaders to curry favor with any in position to control tax-payer money appropriations.
The editors add that this also explains why stories of Civil Air Patrol flight accidents, alcohol and drug use, pornography, suicides, rape and pedophilia and other embarrassments are hidden from parent, public and congressional view.
Remember what Lt Col Allan T. Stein stated regarding the people in Civil Air Patrol in the story CAP-USAF IG Reported Civil Air Patrol Abuses
Prior to an inspection, I would send a letter to the Wing commander advising him of the date of the inspection. I wanted to determine the effectiveness of the organization and our inspection team could not be as effective in a social environment. They are supposed to instill a desire for flying in young people, which hopefully they do. However, at that time, they took advantage of their situation to raise money that was spent on lavish parties for a small group of top commanders and their wives.
I discovered some of the civilians in charge of the CAP were very powerful politically. Although it was an Air Force Auxiliary, CAP-USAF headquarters had very little control over the CAP. For example, a former CAP supporter, who was a millionaire friend and financial supporter of President Johnson got CAP-USAF headquarters moved from Ellington Air Force Base near Houston into a new building that had been designated for the ROTC headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base. When the air force commander of CAP-USAF tried to gain control of the CAP, the previously mentioned CAP commander called President Johnson and told him there was a “dead general” there, and asked him to please remove the “body.”
[And] It finally came to me why the Wing Commander, a CAP colonel who was an obscure air force reserve captain, had a mobilization assignment in Washington D.C. He was the senator’s “number one boy” who was buying votes for the senator with the misappropriated air force property. I contacted my commander and explained the situation to him…. the senator was too powerful… I left with political thieves openly stealing from the air force.