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"Politics Divide Veterans" By: SGT Jason R. Thigpen

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It's crazy how politics can so easily divide our Veterans. We should just leave political parties out of our cause for Veterans, because who cares what party a person represents? Supporting Veterans …

It's crazy how politics can so easily divide our Veterans. We should just leave political parties out of our cause for Veterans, because who cares what party a person represents? Supporting Veterans should be a requirement for any legislative official, whether appointed or elected.

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  • 1. September 15, 2012 politics divide veterans! by: SGT Jason R. ThigpenIts crazy how politics can so easily divide our Veterans, you know? We should just leavepolitical parties out of our cause for Veterans, because who cares what party a personrepresents? Supporting Veterans should be a requirement for any legislative official,whether appointed or elected.The sacrifices made by our service-members and Veterans are, after all, is why we haveour United States of America. Instituting the ideology, while in nature is "freedom-based", it is also an easy way to divide our Veteran voice. If we, as Veterans, do not learnhow to work together in a non-partisan manner, we stand to lose the very inalienablerights weve all sacrificed so much for. By staying aware of our surroundings throughlistening to what our legislative officials and candidates pledge as their support toVeteran related issues, we can then better judge whom best advocates and supports ourissues with an amicable resolve.The phrase "Freedom Isnt Free" is so very true, as many of us have experienced first-hand. It is our responsibility, as leaders and Veterans, to ensure the continued rights ofour community-at-large as our predecessors have in prior conflicts and wars! Thats ourmission and thats our mantra!In order to succeed in this we must remain professional and courteous while not merelyasking for whats already ours, but demanding such. Although some of us were draftedand others volunteered to serve our Nation in times of war, and peace, our sacrificescannot be sold short by allowing our benefits to be any less than were intended whengranted us through our time in-service.Accepting less than we deserve will be a detriment not only to ourselves, but ourfamilies, friends, and the community as a whole. Statistics prove that Veterans get bettergrades in school, get better jobs, start more businesses, and thusly pay more taxes thanany other segment in our population. Inasmuch our mission doesnt end upon our exitingthe service, rather it is vitally important to our society-at-large to continue in the samefrom the "battlefield to home" in OUR United States of America.SGT Jason R. ThigpenFounder/PresidentStudent Veterans Advocacy Groupwww.mysvag.org

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