Monday, May 22, 2006


"I want what they want, and what everyone who fought for this country wants. For our country to love us, as much as we love it." The words spoken by the 80's American icon, John Rambo in Rambo First Blood Part II.

I thought today's blog should be short, but then I open the Washington Post website to find an article upon the theft from a Veteran Affairs' employee's home. Is this the repayment the veterans receive from the country that most veterans so dearly love? I will not say that the government nor the Department of Veteran Affairs is at fault. I will not comment on the employee who had violated the rights of the veterans by taking his sensitive material home.

What I wish to comment on is for those who stole it to take into note their own freedom. Their rights that have been giving to them by those who served. Honor the veterans. Do not take their social security numbers or any other data and use it against them.

There is no constraints upon the thieves, but the veterans can only hope that the thieves have a moral constraint to care about those who served. Perhaps the thieves do no know what sensitive material they hold, but hopefully the moral constraints when they learn keep them from selling the material to those who would take advantage of such a situation.

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