Tomorrow, in my local little community of Tarentum PA, my local VFW Post 5758 will hold it's fourth annual bike run. A Ride for Homeless Vets. While I believe this a just and worthy cause, and we have raised thousands of dollars, I can't help but wonder. It begs the question; Why does this term even exist ? In this day and age of section 8 housing, HUD, and the ever so popular welfare state, you can't tell me that we, as a nation can't find a way to house and help those who have served this Country. This is an embarrassment to the world's only Superpower. I don't mean to sound harsh but, when we can provide housing and sustenance to unwed, unemployed mothers and their children, and provide welfare to drug addicts and prostitutes, not to mention provide them with health care and schooling, certainly we as a thankful society, can provide these same services for the men and women who have served this Country in the Armed Forces. This my friends is a no brainer. We, (President Obama), let the Weegers, who are, make no mistake, Chinese terrorists, out of Guitmo after capturing them in the training camps of Afghanistan, and set them up in a cute little Chalet in Bermuda just today. We took thousands of FEMA trailers to Louisiana after Katrina for the people who trashed the Super dome. So what do you think... Should an American who served this Nation in any capacity be living in a cardboard box under a bridge? The term Homeless Vet should not exist in the United States of America.... We can do better!
David W. Emerick