Tuesday, July 22, 2008

US Vets refused the right to vote?

expatbrian

Almost. Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, James Peake, continues to refuse to allow non-partisan groups from helping vets register to vote. Like everything else being revealed about the real treatment our vets receive when they come home, this is a national disgrace.


Peake, if this order stands, you're nothing but a pig just like your boss.

Wounded vets and amputees who have no mobility and thus cannot get out of the VA hospitals to register are shit out of luck. Because Peake will not allow even The League of Women Voters to assist them to register. His reason? It would interfere with the quality of their medical care! I guess Peake hasn't been following the news which has told us repeatedly that there IS NO quality medical care in the VA facilities.

What is the real reason? These vets, like all the Iraq and Afghanistan vets are volunteers, every one. We must assume that they supported the war. Why not let them register to vote? Um, it couldn't be that the administration is worried that these tens of thousands of wounded vets might be having second thoughts about the war, could it? That maybe now that they have been there, seen it up close and personal, experienced the truth of the Iraqi horror, that they might vote for someone who promises to end it? That maybe they will vote for anyone who might spare their buddies from possibly becoming victims like them?

I don't know the reason. I'm just a dumb old fart with a computer. But I do know that we should be bending over backwards to insure that our vets have access to every single American right and priviledge that they have volunteered to fight and die for. And, as I understand it, despite administrations attempts to manipulate it, voting is still an American right.


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2 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I wonder if they're lying there saying "God, I love freedom"

It's been their tactic to scream "support the troops" and to use it as a weapon against opposition, but how dumb does anyone have to be to escape noticing that once they've been used up, these flag-waving pirates are quite happy to have vets just die and decrease the surplus (and perhaps Democrat) population?

8:44:00 AM  
OpenID expatbrian said...

Pretty dumb. Which they obviously are. But then again, who would be dumb enough to believe that the voting public would be more interested in the tedious news about mangled, wounded, suffering war veterans than they would in Sex in the City.

8:08:00 PM  

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