EDITOR:Be ready to raise your right hand.
Every service member must swear the enlistment or officer oath.
Both solemnly swear (or affirm) freely to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, "So help me God."
Approximately 1,829,923 of America's bravest veterans have given their lives in defense of the Constitution of the United States (including Confederates) thus far.
And our local V.A. Hospital (like many others) is a living testimony of the many courageous veterans who've also sacrificed much.
Go there often and support them with your love. They'll never forget it.
Our elected politicians also take a solemn oath to support our Constitution but none of them do so. Both major political parties (Democrat and Republican) are so polarized that they're both become unilaterally dysfunctional.
Therefore, it would be against my personal principals for me to ever align myself to either of those perverse political parties.
Therefore, I would like to suggest that every American veteran unite and become an independent political force to serve the people of our country in peace as we did in war.
We'll unite and cast aside any previous partisan yokes of either of the two major political machines from ourselves.
We'll call ourselves the American Veterans Party or something like that.
We'd do away with every special interest group, and lobbyist who have corrupted our current politicians with their monies.
And, we'll recover every special interest cent that any politician has personally received from a benefactor and apply it to the national debt.
As a group we'll never waver from conducting all of our government affairs according to the embedded principals of our Constitution no matter what.
Oh sure, a lot of us won't look like the current well groomed slippery or glitzy politicians who are currently bankrupting America while shoring up their own personal bank accounts somewhere with illicit money.
And, some of us may be in wheelchairs scarred, burned, and have some body parts missing but we'll be rigorously honest, and truly committed to righting a wrong America.
And, best of all the solemn oaths that we veterans all swore to months or years ago are still valid in our hearts and minds, unlike our current elected unrepresentative government officials who defy or ignore our precious U.S. Constitution in favor of their own selfish political agendas.