Politics and veterans.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by El_Guero, Nov 3, 2006.

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Do you think veterans should have political views?

  1. Yes, I think they have earned the right.

    88.9%
  2. No, I do not think they have earned the right.

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  3. Yes, they must be a republican.

    11.1%
  4. Yes, they must be a democrat.

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  5. No, they must be a republican.

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  6. No, they must be a democrat.

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  1. El_Guero

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    Politics and veterans.

    For those that noticed my poll for veteran's day.

    I am giving you a different one for voicing your political angst (anger).

    For those that have NOT noticed, some veterans are very opinionated . . . guilty . . .

    For those that have not served, I will try to help you out a little bit.

    Imagine that you are 16 and in a strange town. You turn down a one way street the wrong way - but, you think you are going the right way. You get pulled over, you think that this will be easy. And the next thing you know you are outside of the car on the ground in cuffs and being yelled at . . .

    Yes, the service of our country can be that stressful. Even in the Air Force.
     
  2. El_Guero

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    OOOOooooops, I forgot, I don't dare and other . . . sorry about that. Well, almost sorry, ya'll can fill those responces out in the thread.
     
  3. Jim1999

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    Try going to war in the name of your country and returning wounded. Your home country treats you like dirt and one must fight for every ounce of support. I saw this with returning service people from WW2 and my own men from Korea. SHame. Shame on the countries. It is a wonder they have any volunteers at all.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Jim

    Great post!

    I agree with you and can feel the pain much more than I wish that I could.



     
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    I did not vote. Obviously, and typical, it assumes that all users of this forum are Americans.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Hey!

    1. The poll does not assume that!

    2. YOU are a NORTH American . . . Canadian.

    ;)

    : peace: ?
     
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    Jim,
    Just in case no one else has told you, thank you for your service!! God bless you!!
     
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    Jim,

    If I have not already thanked you, I too thank you for your service.

    Freedom is never cheap. And I thank you for what you contributed to keeping us free.

    Wayne


     
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    Try being 18 and going off to war in a strange environment without being issued the needed body armor or helmets or uparmored vehicles to protect you from IUDs and the enemy....SHAME!
     
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    I would vote yes, but I can't vote in your poll.

    I don't think they have earned the right of political views any more so than anyone else that has a view.

    I do think they have earned our respect and gratitute, but having a political view is a right everyone has.
     
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    My appreciation for your thank you's is noted.

    I do not look for thanks. I grew up with responsibility to King and country, and signed up in 1950 out of duty and as the oldest son in my family.

    My concern is not with the people, but with the politicians who make servicepeople fight again at home when they were injured in uniform and out of country. I see the same in most of the countries.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I did.

    Didn't think a thing about it. That's just the way it was. Except for the hemet. It was available but rarely worn in my unit.
     
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    LE

    Sounds like:

    Revolutionary War
    Tripoli
    War of 1812
    Mexican American War (we actually prepared for that one though)
    War between the States
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Spanish American War
    Panama
    Dominican Republic
    Honduras 5 times . . .
    Cuba
    got the idea yet . . .
    WW1
    WW2
    Korean Conflict
    Suez Canal
    Vietnam
    Lebanon
    Iran
    Grenada
    Panama
    GW1
    GW2

    Our troops have projected often and regularly . . .

    . . . when the president wants to send his very best regards any where in the world in 24 hours or less, he does not all UPS . . . He calls Bragg . . . 'home of the airborne - ooh ah" . . .

    And there have been many unprepared 18 year olds in those 'force projections'

    Freedom has never been cheap and it is not free.

    Yes, they need better gear. Yet, they have the best that we have ever had. And would have had much better had spending not been cut hundreds of times. But, that is a different thread.


     
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    My post took toooooo long.

    By the time I got mine finished, you had me rolling in the floor.

    God bless

    Wayne

     

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