Visit a Veteran's Hospital, and see what these people sacrificed for your
country. Sure, many of the military actions our rulers send these people to engage in have
no merit. But, far more do. Had those veterans instead been deserters, your world--our
world--would be a lesser place.
When you hear fighter jets fly overhead and "ruin" your
ambiance--just remember that sound is the sound of freedom. When you have to wait while
someone in a wheelchair blocks you way, you may be waiting on a veteran--someone who
blocked harm from reaching you.
When you see money spent on veterans and want to say, "Hey, that war
was a long time ago and I am sick of paying for it," ask the veteran who lost a hand
or an eye how much longer he must pay for that war. Ask the veteran who lost career
advantages if you can trade places and salaries.
When you want to cut back on services for veterans, ask yourself if that new SUV is really
doing you any good. Take a look at how your government wastes several times over its
veteran spending on items that add nothing to our national interest.
Veteran entitlement programs barely show up "on the radar" because
of their small size. Through its intimidation programs, inefficiency, and outright
belligerence, the IRS wastes more money each year than the Veterans Administration spends.
Veteran. The word, when defined by a thinking, knowledgeable person,
means "someone the rest of us owe."