Wednesday, May 23, 2007

 

Edwards, for Big Government, and Patronizing too

Senator John Edwards, a fan of Big Government, and patronizing too. Or would that be redundant?

Andrew Stuttaford posting at The Corner, links to a fawning Washington Post article on Edwards:

Ask Not What You Can Do...but do what your country tells you to do. Quoted in the Washington Post, John Edwards reminds us (as if we needed reminding) that he's a big government man:

“One of the things we ought to be thinking about is some level of mandatory service to our country, so that everybody in America _ not just the poor kids who get sent to war _ are serving this country...”

What an a$$. Another uniformed and ignorant elitist who thinks only the “poor” volunteer to join the military, and that we’re all kids.

Just to set the record straight, Senator. I was 45 years old when my National Guard unit was activated for deployment to Iraq. I celebrated my 46th birthday in Tikrit as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) III. The average age for soldiers in my unit was about 38 years old, and three of our soldiers were two time Combat Vets with a tour of duty in Vietnam.

At a time when National Guard and Reservists, most with prior Active Duty, are called upon to deploy to combat zones as part of our efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, I think Edwards proves himself a fool by viewing us as “kids.” But then, he’s done that already, in abundance.

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