Via Daily Mail:
President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must also care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind and make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Above all, he says, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
The address is a beautifully written address, the one exception is at around the 3:30 mark, where Obama says “let’s work together to preserve what their sacrifices achieved, to make our country even stronger, even more fair, even more free”. First, not to be Grammar Nazi, but the word would be “fairer”, not “more fair”, if one chose to actually follow the rules of grammar. But beyond that, even on Memorial Day, he just can’t help himself to sneak in that everything must be fair (translation: what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is also mine). No, our veterans didn’t sacifice to “make things even more fair”, they sacrificed to uphold our freedoms and our rights, a concept that the President appears to have had difficulty upholding, if present scandals are any judge.
It is further rather galling that this President asks us to remember veterans and those families left behind.
We have never forgotten them.
Yet, in five years, veterans rights and attending to veteran’s needs has fallen upon deaf ears with this Administration.
Moreover, yes, let’s consider the families left behind of those who served us well.
Let’s consider the families of Seal Team Six, who have petitioned this government for answers in the death of their loved ones, who feel their concerns have fallen on the deaf ears of this administration. They believe a target was placed on their loved ones after the Obama administration leaked the involvement of Seal Team Six in the killing of Bin Laden, that adequate support was not provided the Seals and that the dangers posed by Afghani soldiers that were not adequately cleared may have cost their loved ones their lives.