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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

getition Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:28 PM
Folks, we've all heard it said by many of the card-carrying members of the Republican Party here that Ronald Wilson Reagan created conditions that led to decades of growth. Now, here's a question to all my Republican friends. Couldn't the eight year George W. Bush 'Reign of Error' have left this country in such a state that economic conditions will be poor for quite some time?

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...