As a former Marine, Sabo also uses his artwork to speak out in defense of veterans. Sabo’s VA Scandal poster depicts the “new purple heart” as a numbered paper stub similar to what you might get at Target or Walmart when you’re waiting in line to make a return. This particular poster hits a bit too close to home. News broke over July 4th that a veteran died in Albuquerque, NM when—due to standard VA hospital policy—he was forced to wait 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive although staffers could have transported him to the emergency room located just 500 yards away.
Sabo says on his website that one of his overarching goals is to speak to the “young” and “urban” in their own language. Sabo deserves credit for attempting to reform his culture and catalyze discussion rather than simply preaching to the choir. After all, nothing will ever improve in society if we tiptoe around tough issues and pretend that political correctness will stop veterans from dying; foster equality or safeguard our natural rights.
Sabo encourages individuals like you and me to get involved by speaking out, engaging in open-minded discussions and putting forth concrete solutions. I’ve tried to lead by example by using my pen to proffer hope and solutions in my new book, “Let Me Be Clear.” When we each speak out using our unique talents, we will heal our economy and revitalize our culture for the benefit of all.
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