Larry Provost

Tonight is the President’s State of the Union Speech. Yet with the country at war there are heroes that will be forgotten in the name of political correctness.

Recently I wrote about the forgotten heroes of Ft. Hood Terrorist Attack, http://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2014/01/11/bury-their-purple-hearts-at-ft-hood-n1773555/page/full One of those heroes, retired Army SGT Alonzo Lunsford will be in the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Representative Roger Williams of Texas.

SGT Lunsford was shot by the Ft. Hood terrorist seven times, including once in the face. He was preparing to deploy in the war against radical Islamic terrorism but instead was shot by one of its minions at home. He lived, only after playing dead in blood. SGT Lunsford was forced to medically retire from the United States Army that he so loved and still lives with a bullet in his body. Sadly SGT Lunsford must live with something else; his government calls this terrorist attack, perpetuated on our soldiers, “workplace violence.”

The President likely will not recognize this hero, nor were SGT Lunsford or his comrades recognized in the 2010 State of the Union address right after the terrorist attack. These heroes stood radical Islam, literally, in the face yet the President will not stand up and call the threat we face, abroad and at home, for what it is. And our soldiers suffer for it.

The terrorist in the Ft. Hood Terrorist attack is on death row, and has himself acknowledged that this was a terrorist attack, yet the administration still calls this attack “workplace violence.” In doing so, the government is downplaying what happened to our volunteer heroes and denies them benefits that the heroes themselves humbly ask for.

Just as bad, such characterizations of terrorism as workplace violence can contribute to lulling people into not facing the warped ideology that declared war on us a long time ago. This war continues against us and has continued no matter how many sensitivity classes we send our soldiers to, apologies we make, or countries we withdraw from.

The President of a country at war with radical Islam is not willing to acknowledge the name of the ideology that Al Qaeda and other groups have embraced. Imagine fighting Hitler without acknowledging the radical ideology behind his regime.

This is what happens when many, if not most of, our national leaders have never served a day in the military.

This is what happens when ideology takes the place of common sense.

This is politics of the worst kind; political correctness taking precedence over the dignity and honor of the individual, especially those soldiers who fight for the God given freedom of their fellow citizens.

Meanwhile, the war against us continues…..

The views expressed in this article are those of the author, many Americans, and sadly are not necessarily the views of any government agency or affiliated entity.


Larry Provost

Larry Provost currently works at The American Legion in the National Security and Foreign Relations Division.