Originally Posted by Goat
The US Military and in fact the USA, most certainly do show gratitude and respect to our Soldiers and Veterans. Please check your facts.
The Congressional Medal of Honor, Silver star and the Bronze Star just to name the top three awards given in battle. We have parades and a little holiday called Veterans day. Foundation after foundation how about Wounded Warriors, The American legion, Purple Heart Assc. Everybody and their Mothers have a bumper sticker say that they are grateful to our military
You mention medals and bumper stickers. Those are nice. People also have bumper stickers about climate change; on a vehicle producing heaps of carbon dioxide, they express concern about producing too much carbon dioxide.
Gestures mean nothing, action is important.
If Americans support veterans so much, why are 1 in 4 of the homeless veterans? Why did the 9th Circuit say
that veteran mental health care was so bad, it's unconstitutional?
Hell Kyle half our Country does not pay income taxes, Gee maybe we should blame them for the lack of programs for vets.
I am not talking about the people who do not pay taxes, and are not supposed to under the law. You should blame all the people who evade
their taxes. You should most especially be wary of people who evade their taxes, yet loudly profess their support for veterans, for example with bumper stickers. "I offer full support short of actually doing anything."
Before the second Iraq war, there was a lot of talk for chickenhawks, people who loudly support going to war, but would themselves never volunteer. we get a similar thing with taxes and various government programmes, everyone thinks there should be programmes for this and that, everyone wants someone else
to pay for them.