Anyone who was an adult when the Vietnam War ended in the 1970s should know that America’s veterans are not treated well by their government. All that lip service by politicians about supporting the troops is just that. It does not translate into passing appropriations bills that address the medical or physical needs of people after they leave military service. Parents who encourage their sons and daughters to enter the military and vote for these people do so because they are decent, law-abiding citizens who have been conditioned by their families, the education system and society to believe that these politicians are sincere. They know that the Constitution is a unique and exemplary document, and they have been indoctrinated to believe that their elected officials will honor that document. This is the way civil obedience has been maintained.
Leaders must support troops with action, not just words
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