Patriots Fighting ‘The Ballot Box Establishment’Submitted by 1 Vet 4 Liberty on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 22:07
My 1st post to the DP though I have had it as my Home Page for a couple years! I have been a Ron Paul supporter since his '88 run for POTUS.
I am a Vietnam Vet, 62 years old, disabled and fighting for benefits, but enough about me.
This last few years has brought tears to my eyes as I have watched this generation seeking to reclaim the values that I and my fellow vets thought we were defending.
In Nam we had a saying...."Ain't no thing!".... but to many of us it was the loss of our youth, our future, and coming home(as many brave young souls and brothers didn't) to find that same feeling echoed in the hearts and minds of those we served, against us.... well.... some wounds don't heal so well.
Many trips to VA hospitals, clinics, in many states, the view is the same. The faces change, the wars change, but never the pain, suffering and lost youth. Now, there is a new element added to the grief I feel when on these many visits to the doctors. Upon the grounds, like the rock festivals of old, tents, vans, buses....housing homeless, jobless vets, used, broken, outcast, by those they served, forgotten relics, tools of undeclared wars for some corporate interest.
Therein lies the problem! Corporations have NO feelings, they are NOT people, the carry nor do they offer PRIDE for having served our great nation. Those in Washington have no understanding of the emptiness, the suffering, the sacrifice, other than that their speech writers intone on teleprompters. America sleeps as the hawks and vultures circle!
But you PATRIOTS! I have never been more proud of anything in my generation, and I have seen miracles! Man walk on the moon, microwave ovens, personal computers with wireless communication, cell phones more capable than a 12 story building full of equipment in my day!
My tears are of joy! My heart heals with each passing day as I watch and read of this generation fighting to reclaim my lost soul, and the pride of the nation I proudly served.
My action hero, the champion of my sanity, the savior of my waning pride for the past many years has been Dr Ron Paul. A doctor in deed, who has helped to heal me though we have never met, and now you patriots bring life back into dimming eyes, a shallow shell of a broken vet.
With tears welling within me, and with appreciation beyond words alone, this vet thanks you, and I truly believe through your efforts, we may once again see pride restored to this great nation in my lifetime, providing me yet again, the greatest miracle of this lifetime!
I thank you! The Revolution continues! Perhaps you will allow this broken vet among your ranks?
I offer this, yet another sign NONE of us stand alone!