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Are Too Many Politicians Self-serving?
by gene hudgens  
11/21/2007 / Politics


Since most voters in America consider themselves Christians, this is an area that every Christian should have an interest in.

Only one percent of the American population is in the American military. This means that this one percent is doing 100% of the dangerous hard work of defending America, our life-style, and the freedom of all Americans (including every American politician).

It is a shame and it is a disgrace when the American government (the politicians) chooses not to adequately care for this one percent that are daily in harms-way, getting wounded, getting disabled for life, and even giving their life for America and all of the 99% of Americans that are never in harms-way and do nothing for America's defense.

The U. S. Armed Forces is the only occupation or profession in America that demands that all of its employees sign a contract agreeing to give their life for their country. For this alone, the U. S. Armed Forces should be one of the highest paid profession in America, but instead many members endure a food stamp salary.

Is this basically because the general public is not interested in its military in the first place? Is this because the media has not educated the American public of this fact and other sad conditions in the U. S. Armed Forces?

I personally feel that the one percent that sacrifices their limbs and willingly offers their lives for America and all Americans are justified in expecting the other 99% to willingly pay any amount of money necessary to insure that every single wounded and disabled military member is immediately afforded the best medical care in Americawith no exceptions. Presently this is not happeningand this is a disgrace.

Every single individual reading this article needs to quickly get active in correcting this problem. Every American, Christians and others, must understand that America presently has an all-volunteer military. This requires volunteers in the future.

Individuals considering volunteering are not stupid. They are watching the selfish, uninformed and unrealistic politicians to see if they correct the present problems. The American government must immediately and adequately cover all present and future medical expenses and all life-long rehabilitation expenses associated with war injuriesand the government must keep its promises to veterans and retirees.

If the politicians fail this test, the 99% that presently never have to think about being in harms-way, will likely see the necessity of reinstating the DRAFT, because of a shortage of volunteers.

Wasting time with self-serving politics such as naming post offices as a tribute to fallen soldiers is so very counter-productive. These individuals need to get off their butts and accomplish worth while projects. They certainly get paid enough to produce results expected of seasoned politicians. They all need to unite and spend more time finding ways to prevent wars. Presently they certainly don't participate in the fightingand don't seem to be very successful in preventing wars.

Every American citizen has a responsibility to demand that politicians adequately care for the U. S. Armed Forces.

Gene Hudgens honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces for twenty eight years.

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