Serving In The Military Isn’t Public Service
by Barbara Hollingsworth - October 21st, 2010 - The Washington Examiner
Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, [Democrat from the 8th District], doesn’t think serving in the military is public service. At the October 6th meeting of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, Moran was videotaped telling fellow party members:
“What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven’t been in office, haven’t served or performed in any kind of public service. My opponent is typical, frankly.”
However, Moran’s opponent happens to be Col. Patrick Murray (US Army-Ret.), who served 24 years in uniform, was deployed to four different combat zones, including Baghdad, as part of the 2007 troop surge under Gen. David Petraeus, and was even shot at by foreign combatants. If that isn’t public service, I don’t know what is.
Who is surprised that Democrats reject military service as public service. They even reject it as admirable service. They have embraced globalism and rejected patriotism. The most important question is whether America has figured this out or not. Last time 52% of our nation did not have a problem with voting for a socialist. This time we will find out whether anything has changed. As has been noted in several articles recently the Democrats are working hard to assure that the military votes do not count in this election.