Wednesday, August 3, 2016

To Me

To me any man who was eligible for the draft during the Vietnam War era, meaning did not have a valid deferment, and either did not get drafted or chose to enlist, does not have the right to talk about war, veterans and the families of veterans who were killed or injured. They gave up that right when they made their decision not to serve their country, not to agree to sacrifice their life if necessary for their country, and not be able to say, “I’m a veteran.”
This especially applies to politicians, many of whom of my generation made the choice not to serve and then later chose to vote to send men and women into war zones and into combat out of “patriotism” they so proudly express, about protecting America and the American way of life. They chose not to do what they vote the younger generation chose to do, serve their country.