Letter: Kuster, Shea-Porter betray N.H. veterans
Our twoÍ congressional representatives, Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster voted with their party and against the veteran community of the nation to not fund Veteran Affairs during the shutdown. Their negative vote will affect thousands of veterans, young and old. They had the opportunity to stand with the veterans of New Hampshire and the country and do the right thing, party aside, or think of themselves. They made a choice.
In the future veterans will have a choice. As a bloc we can stand together and make the correct choice: Anybody but Shea-Porter! Anybody but Kuster! Believe me, I know our choices will be limited, especially knowing the one who will be running against Shea-Porter. He’s not a veteran candidate, but this can be a lesson. Having your picture taken handing a veteran a medal earned long ago or telling the story of your loved one who served in the past or your recent trip visiting the troops won’t save your political butt at home.
Faith, trust, truth, responsibility and accountability. Republican or Democrat, it makes no difference. Veterans no longer accept second, third or fourth place. Veterans of New Hampshire, it’s time to take your organizational hats off and make a statement as one: veterans.