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Disabled Navy veteran. Artist. Quilter.

A Veteran’s Perspective on the DHS Drivel

Last week it was revealed to all police authorities and the American public that veterans were now considered terrorists. I have had some time to mull the thought over. I have gone from tears to just plain angry. I remain angry today.

I have capabilities that the United States Navy taught me. I have never once thought about using them against my own country or other Americans. There is something about honor and loyalty so deeply entrenched in my soul if I did that my guilt would be my undoing. The country would be one less veteran.

My duty remains to this country. I have never stopped serving my country. I work as a grassroots veterans advocate. I was the original driving force for the Tea Parties in Wichita, KS. And my work is not done.

I am extremely angry that a fraudulent and weak kneed administration would possibly consider me a terrorist without empirical evidence. There is absolutely no evidence that veterans have become members of militia. None would either….

I have only known duty to my country. I served with honor and a deep loyalty that 275 million Americans wouldn’t even consider doing nor understand. The truth is veterans generally gather together at American Legions, they ride with the American Legion Riders and there are the most incredibly brave ones who are members of The Patriot Guard. They remain ever faithful to a country that has deemed them to be terrorists.

Janet Napolitano attempted to apologize to veterans but it was hollow. It lacked true feeling. Her apology was as hollow as Obama’s when he attempted to apologize for his singular attack on veterans a few weeks back. Obama wouldn’t even meet with the veterans organizations, he left it to Pelosi. The great usurper has exposed his yellow under belly, he is nothing but a coward who has denigrated veterans.

I am more pissed off than ever because no one in DC can apologize to veterans and mean it. The hollowness rings loud and clear. And by the way I don’t accept their apologies…for they are not real, they are bogus.

Simply put the usurper and his administration HATE veterans, a word that doesn’t usually find its way into my vocabulary. The usurper’s administration are running scared of veterans because they are so anti-American while we remain American to the core. They are trying to keep us from organizing as a legitimate voice against their policies.

Well the asshats need to run scared. We stand up today supporting our Constitution, speaking out against a bunch of crooks in DC who are trampling on the very rights it endows to its citizens. Rights that I protected through my service.

After this action I am more certain than ever that the usurper in the White House must be impeached. Napolitano must be fired. Clean house at the Department of Defense because there are now evil agents working within the system to destroy the military. Off with all their heads I say!



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No More Broken Promises

Ten years ago I helped organize and direct two veterans rallies in Wichita, KS. We held the first at the War Memorial near the river. We had a banner that read “No More Broken Promises”. And there were many more homemade signs that were penned with those same words.

I gave a rather moving speech that day, one that stirred many emotions from the more than 250 people that attended the rally. It was a rallying cry that has not been heard these ten years later.

Here is some of that speech:

Today we gather here to fight for our rights to timely adjudication of our claims, quality healthcare and an appropriate budget to sustain the Mission of the VA. The mission of the VA is to provide quality medical care in a timely fashion.

Many of the veterans standing here today have suffered many life changes while waiting for 12- 24 months for adjudication of claims. Some have experienced divorces, homelessness, chronic unemployment, loss of our families and severe medical problems left to go unchecked by an uncaring and overburdened system.


We are of one voice. We have one goal in mind…no more broken promises.

Together we will move mountains.

Ten years later the new president is about to continue the history of “broken promises” to the veterans who have served their country honorably and loyally. There will be no mandatory funding for the VA provided by the government instead all disabled veterans will get the shaft once more.

We have been put on notice that the new administration and the VA will now charge disabled veterans with private insurance for medical care for the injuries and diseases that result from the service to this country. They are preparing a full assault on Title 38 of the US Code which is the law under which we are treated.

This is the worst assault on disabled veterans to date. We were promised full care for our service connected disabilities and in a stroke of the pen it will all be gone.

I believe with all my heart that I put my life on the line for this country, serving with distinction. I gave it my all for thirteen years, a qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, which at that time had not been awarded to many women. I was summarily dismissed from the United States Navy, they said goodbye, we don’t need you anymore, ending a very distinguished career.

And it appears as though the new administration is about to kick the disabled veteran to the curb. Our care that we were guaranteed for life will now be relegated to a trash pile.

And with that there will be new broken promises!


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