I have read this 21 page document and my initial impression is that it is a good start….However there are many many issues that are not directly addressed in this document that I feel must also be confronted. One of which is the corrections I feel need to be made with this DHS report :
Here is the letter I just wrote and sent to John Boehner, Republican Congressional Leader, on this subject;
I have read the GOP’s “Pledge to America” and I find it to be a good starting point in returning the trust of the citizens back to the Federal Government. If the GOP stays focused and committed to the points listed, our Representative Government will be well served and be on the road to rehabilitation in the eyes of the American Voters. However, as a veteran, I require an additional commitment on the part of the GOP.
According to to the Domestic Terrorism Lexicon that was published on Mar 26, 2009, states “Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists. DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.”
I am extremely offended at my government, of which I served faithfully and with merit, for over 20 years, that categorizes me as a “right wing extremist” because of my patriotic service to my country. While I do not disagree with the basic premise of this “categorization”, I disagree with the message and the language used in this glossary of extremists. I would like the GOP to right the wrong perpetrated on the millions of faithful, honorable veterans who have served this great country with distinction and honor for generations. This slanderous DHS characterization of the vets needs to be rectified. I look to you for help in restoring our honor which was stolen by this report. I have contacted all of my Representatives several times on this issue and I have not received any redress on this matter as of yet. They are all Democrats and I guess they feel that this denigration of the Vets is/was warranted and permissible.
If you feel as I do, click here and tell him as I did..
What the GOP had better understand is this; They are just as much on the hook as the Democrat Party. Either they get it right and do exactly what they are saying here, or…….. “We The People” will throw them out too. That, I can guarantee…….