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In Defense of Defense

by RightHandMan

In the spirit of the holiday the Huffington Post has a video about the troops and the war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq as their top story. Unfortunately the video is about how wasteful the war effort has been – especially monetarily. You can watch the video headed by Jo Comerford, the executive director of “National Priorities Project”, here.

I find the timing distasteful and the information ironically pathetic. I don’t remember hearing the Huff complaining about the price tag for the Health Care Bill. The reason is because spending isn’t the true issue with liberals. The real problem with this war isn’t the money put into it, but the fact that we’re at war. The fiscal part is just an attempt to legitimize their anti-war stance.

In the video there are lines that imply that if we weren’t spending this money on defense we would be spending it on social programs that actually help the economy. Here lies the true issue for liberals; fiscal responsibility goes out the window if they can justify the spending with their social agenda. If we had spent $1 trillion over the last decade on the war on poverty or some other faux war, the liberals would never have considered it fiscally irresponsible.

I have decided to highlight someone who I saw on television this morning to honor troops who have gone before me and who have given everything to their country.

Bugles Across America, a not for profit organization, was founded in 2000 by Tom Day. When Congress passed legislation stating Veterans had a right to at least two uniformed military people to fold the flag and play taps on a CD player, Bugles Across America took this a step further, and in recognition of the service these Veterans provided their country, felt that every Veteran deserved a live rendition of taps played by a live bugler. To this end, they actively seek volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.

Bugles Across America now has over 5,000 bugler volunteers located in all fifty states and a growing number overseas. Since the Department of Veterans Affairs is expecting more than a half million veterans to pass away every year for the next seven years, Bugles Across America is ALWAYS recruiting new volunteers.

What Tom Day’s website doesn’t tell you is that every year he has a deficit, which amounts to around $10,000, that he gladly and willingly covers the costs of himself. You can donate to Bugles Across America by visiting the website here.

G-d bless America and her troops!


Filed under: $1 trillion, bugles across America, fiscal conservative, health care bill, Huffington Post, memorial day, national priorties project, tom day

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  • Matt May 30, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    That's typical of the HuffPo.

    As for Bugles Across America, I saw a bit about them on FOX today. I think they'll see a nice upswing in donations.

  • John Carey May 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    It's always good to spread the word when we have outstanding individuals like this trying to do the right thing.

  • Right Hand Man May 31, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    I agree Matt…it's a very worthy cause in my opinion.