Last night I went thru the US House & Senate Veterans Affairs Committie Sites. I do this 3-4 times a week! From NC, We have G.K. Butterfield,Robin Hayes, Walt Jones & Mike McIntyre serving on committiee. And of course you know of LizzyBeth Dole & Burr are in the Senate.Chuckie Taylor in Congress.
NOW!, My question to you is this! Should a person serving in goverment at that level, be allowed to Serve on Veterans & Military Committies if they are NON-VETERANS?
I want to see how all of you feel about this so that is why I am asking for your comments. SHOULD A PERSON,A NON-VET, BE ALLOWED TO MAKE THE VERY IMPORTANT DECISIONS THAT AFFECT OUR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY? Better Yet, CAN A PERSON ,WHOSE ONLY EXPOUSURE TO THE ACT OF WAR AND VETERANS PROBLEMS HAS BEEN THRU WATCHING THE TV REALLY BE OBJECTIVE TOWARDS THESE DECISIONS THAT AFFECT MILLIONS?
Here is another question for you also. Will, the REAL veteran out of the group above please stand up! WHO, Would it be? Give it your best guess! OK,OK, I'll help you with it. The real Veteran from the group above is non -other than...................G.K.Butterfield!
I did my homework and checked it out good and G.K. was a US Army Personnel Specialist in Vietnam from 1968-1970! For the history buffs out there if you will remember ,1968 & 1969 were actually the 2 years involving the heavest fighting, starting with The 1968 Tet Offensive and the not so famous carry over of it for what is known as Tet 69.
Now, I'm still not letting you all off the hook on this issue! I want to know your thoughts! Do you feel the others should be allowed on the Veterans & Military committiees??? Dan