Article quotes Prof. Bob Beatty, who is Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at Washburn University.
In 1989-90, my Government Accountability Project colleague Tom Carpenter and I helped Mr. Beatty, then a fireman with the Boeing Military Aircraft plant in Wichita, Kansas, whose security clearance was illegally revoked by the Air Force after he raised concerns about fire safety hazards aboard Air Force One, then under construction. The Air Force stigmatized Mr. Beatty because his wife, a pediatricia, was active in the Physicians for Social Responsibility. USAF also stigmatized Mr. Beatty's anti-nuclear stand when he ran for state legislature; his response was that he had the same position as Michael F. Dukakis, our 1988 Democratic nominee for President. "If Dukakis had won, Mr. Beatty said. would the Air Force have refused to let him on his own plane.
Thanks to ethical resisters (whistleblowers) like Mr. Beatty, our Nation is more secure, and the President's plane is safe. He gave me an Air Force One t-shirt as a souvenirs of his visit to Washington, D.C. for gripping testimony before two House of Representatives subcommittees, part of five days of investigative oversight hearings.