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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

getition Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:20 PM
Miscreant Republicans say this of Obama's birth certificate, "Regardless, the point is and always has been that the material Obama has presented is widely held to be fake, and Obama has pulled every legal trick to avoid even modest disclosure. The concealment suggests guilt, or complete disrespect for American people at the very least." Yes, and Germans in the 1920's "widely held" the belief that someone, other than themselves, (of course) was the cause of Germany losing WWI. And the Jews in 1930's Germany never presented proper evidence that they did not cause Germany's losing WWI. Giving Republican-think credence to Adolf Hitler's claim that the Jews caused the defeat of Germany in WWI. I say it's hogwash!

The next president of the United States must do right by our men and women in uniform. Our troops put their lives on the line to protect our right to vote, but untold thousands of them were unable to cast their own ballots on Tuesday. For shame.

Veterans groups and soldiers advocates have warned about military disenfranchisement for years. M. Eric Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project and a former litigation attorney in the Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, reported that "more than 17,000 military and overseas voters were disenfranchised in 2008 because their...