The Nub of the Thing

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How curious is it that in the middle of a health care revolution in this country, those wounded, maimed, disfigured, incapacitated and in any way harmed by putting themselves in harm’s way should be be so discourteously treated by their — our — nation?

We are asked to show compassion for those who have no health benefits. We are told that our respect for humanity should embrace those sick and needy who live in our country with “no documentation.” These are urgent priorities, according to our leaders.

But for those without limbs, or in pain, or in peril of death, who have, in the words of Lincoln, showing “their last true measure of devotion” — we have only excuses, pettifoggery, blame-shifting and neglect.

Of course, there are many reasons for this.

Yeah.  Primarily that vets vote more GOP than Democrat.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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