Thank you, Robin. And, since you’ve indicated an appreciation for it (not all vets do, you know) thank you for your service. Both in “the service” and in the classroom. I’m not prejudiced.

I taught for a while, as well. And, while learning to be a “big time” university and college professor, I taught throughout the K-12 curriculum in the Midlands of South Carolina. I know. Trust me. And I know about the service as well.

There’s an interesting resemblance between how our government representatives treat children and veterans, except they tend to treat veterans slightly better, only because veterans vote slightly more often. Things may be changing a bit since Progressives have come onto the scene, but only so much as to make the negative objectives of the GOP more plain and the do-nothingness of certain Democrats more frustrating.

People tend to forget—if they were ever aware—that when Bernie Sanders was briefly in charge of the Veterans Affairs committee he raised the budget by $5 billion and opened 27 new facilities, something that had not been done before and has not been done since under any administration, Republican or Democrat.

Now, the Progressives are attempting to change this Godawful demographic, in an attempt to raise millions of children out of poverty, effectively ending the cycle of poverty, by feeding money into the health and education systems. But the Republicans, and a couple of Democrats, are standing firm against it saying, “too much money,” because the wealthy will have to pay for it. This is the key matter for them, saying “no” to everything because of this one element. Keep the poor poor in order to keep the rich rich.

It will help to swell the ranks in military service in the future, I bet, if things don't change. It's always worked that way in the past.

Again, thanks for reading and anything you will have to say about this in the future I'm sure will carry a great deal of weight.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.