Oct 17, 2004

Check Out Their Military Records

For all their fanfare about being uber-patriots, most of the Republicans in public office have not served in the US armed forces! In comparison, more Democrats have served, many with distinction, and many volunteered to go to a combat zone.

Check this post http://www.electoral-vote.com/info/military-service.html and draw your own conclusion.

It's sickening to hear those people who have not been in the military accusing those who risked their lives for America as being "soft on national defense" and even unpatriotic!

I admire John Kerry's courage, and honor. Not only because he served with distinction, but because having done that, he had the guts to stand up and protest against the failing policy of the US administration.

Dissent is important and necessary in the democratic process. A patriot is one who cares about the policies of his government. Having seen the horrors of the war, and the failing military intervention in Vietnam, the young Kerry sought to save lives by helping to end the war sooner than later.

The country-club Republicans and all the other privileged members of the power elite can talk freely about sacrifices as long as they don't have to make any. Sadly, this is not something new. Unfortunately, too many Americans have failed to see the hypocrisy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"... I forget who said this, but it's so true!!!