A week, or so ago, the paper printed a letter from an individual that was highly critical of the Republican Party, and conservatives, for going after Obama, and all the recent scandals going on in Washington at the time (June 19, "GOP blowing money for 'witch hunts'"). In ending his letter, the writer remarked that the Republicans and conservatives should join the armed services and learn some responsibility. The more I've thought about his statement, the more it offended me and I had to respond.
Just for the record, according to the National Memo, on June 21, 2013, those serving in the armed services are: Republicans 43.81 percent, independents 27.9 percent, Democrats 9.72 percent, Libertarians 5.4 percent, others 3.79 percent. Those who declined to answer were the 9.34 percent. In 2005 there were over 56 percent Republicans serving in the armed services. From these statistics, one sees that a lot more blood has been given by conservatives in defending this country.
Just for the record, I guess I started out as a Democrat. I would have voted for Pres. Kennedy if I could have, I was only 19 years old when he ran and we had to be 21 years old to vote at that time. I did vote for Lyndon Johnson and later wished I had not.
I then registered with the Republican Party, but after moving to Utah, and not agreeing with all the Republicans do in this state, I registered as an independent. I came from a family of six sons, and one daughter. Six sons, and one son-in-law, served in the military, and I'm extremely proud to say that I have two sons who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm now 72 years old and have seen so many changes to this great country, and I can say, very truthfully that there has been no greater force than the liberals and Democratic Party, in trying to destroy our Constitution and the family values that uphold responsibilities. Let each individual be responsible for his own actions.