Thursday, August 13, 2009

What is happening in America has to be very disturbing for those of you who are currently serving, and have served. The 1st Amendment to our Constitution gives Americans the right of free speech, right to assemble, and the right to petition our government with their grievances.

Matter of fact, if you read the Declaration of Independence you will see that it lists grievances against the British empire.

We who have taken an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States........" are truly the Guardians of our Nation's honor. At a time when we have witnessed serious discrepancies in military voting we must hear the call to arms. Do not allow your voices to be discounted.

I encourage you to read the healthcare legislation and understand how it may affect TRICARE. Those of us who have visited a Veteran's Administration hospital know the shortcomings and failures with a government run healtcare facility. An informed and involved citizenry is a powerful weapon, and is the basis of what makes America great.

Do not stand down, do not be intimidated, and always remember that there is no statute of limitations on the oath we took, nor our service to this Republic.

Steadfast and Loyal, LTC(R) Allen B West