Though I’m a veteran I’ve stayed clear of organizations for veterans as they tend to be far more to the right than I’m comfortable with.
I’ve heard of one group that requires vets to swear allegiance to the Christian god as a part joining it. So, imagine my surprise at finding out that a group of veterans released a letter, with over 14K signatures, in support of Park 51.
Our duty to protect the Constitution didn’t end when our service did. It’s up to us to stand up for the right for all Americans to enjoy the Constitutional freedoms that so many around the world don’t have. So, we are standing up for you.
Secondly, allowing the Community Center to move forward will deal a blow to the propaganda of al Qaeda and Islamist extremists, who recruit on the talking point that the United States is in a war against Islam. Of course, we’re not. But, if those forces of intolerance win, it will certainly appear that we are in a war against one religion – Islam.
The whole letter can be read at the VoteVets site here. You have to scroll down the page, past the press release to get to it as there’s no direct link to it.