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The Stolen Valor Act

The US Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act today, saying that the First Amendment defends a person’s right to lie — even if that person is lying about awards and medals won through military service. The path to the Supreme...

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Thank you to the 0.45%

I got this from a friend: I remember the day I found out I got into West Point. My mom actually showed up in the hallway of my high school and waited for me to get out of class. She was bawling her eyes out and apologizing that she had opened up my...

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Memorial Day

On 30 May 1868, by proclamation of General John Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic –the organization of Union veterans, the first major Memorial Day observance was held to honor those who died “in defense of their country during the...

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If you do the crime…

For this I fought and my men died? During the demonstrations in WI protesting the newly elected governor’s plan to reduce the cost of government workers, many of the protesters were/are teachers. But teachers in that state can’t legally strike...

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VFW PAC

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee is endorsing a number of very weak, liberal, non-vet candidates over some fine American veterans, including combat veterans. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’d suggest that...

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US Supreme Court

It just occurred to me that should the nice lady who hates the military and is being considered to be our next Supreme Court Justice–should she be confirmed then there will be no veterans (and no Protestants) on the Supreme Court. Stepping...

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Seriously Disabled Vets helped by VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is finally implementing a law to reimburse state nursing homes for the full cost of the care they provide for certain seriously disabled veterans. More than two years after Congress passed legislation to...

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Charging Veterans for Care

It’s no surprise that I am not a fan of President Obama, but I must give credit where credit is due. Obama floated a draft plan that would have the VA bill veterans’ health insurance plans for the cost of treating service-connected injuries; there...

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Trying to fix Berkley, CA

It seems that the city government of Berkley, CA, just can’t control the hate that they have for our nation and it’s military. In January they formally condemned the US Marine Recruiting Station in the city and have called the marines...