As I believe many of you know, I do a lot of work with WWII veterans via the 8th Air Force Historical Society MN Chapter. (By the way, we are the largest, continually meeting chapter in the world, every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.,Marion Hall, Knights of Columbus, Bloomington MN. Come join the vets!)Many times I’ve wondered what these guys thought and think about the current state and drift of government . I’ve said that somehow I don’t believe they fought, were wounded and died for the EPA and the “rights” of the snail darter and sexual harassment law suits because a picture of a man’s wife on his desk creates a “hostile work environment” as encoded in state and federal law.
Bill Whittle has a new “Afterburner” that I’ve found particularly interesting. Please look at it, then, if you would, continue on to read my follow-up comments:
My mother has done a lot of genealogical work on the family. In one of her three ring binders, I discovered that three of my relatives (my great-great-great-great grandfather, his son and his brother) fought in the Revolutionary War. They lived in a small town in New York named and founded by that branch of my family, Sammonsville, New York. As I read through more of the family lines, I found that two of my relatives fought for the Union in the Civil War: one was killed in Kentucky in 1862 and another was captured and was held as a prisoner-of-war in Atlanta. Closer still to me was my Uncle Harold, who was a combat infantry captain at the Battle of the Bulge. And closer yet-I have lunch with 90+ year old combat veterans that allow me to call them by their first names.
And so, in light of Bill Whittle’s challenge, what would my defense be to my jury? And their families? My family?