Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting
I know I have already touched on this subject once, but closer to the election, I don’t think it’s a topic that Americans shouldn’t let go of.
President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?
On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”
Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are givenÂ three extra daysÂ to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis,” I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty.
The National Defense Committee reports:
[f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defenseâ€™s Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote.
I think it’s unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn’t make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.
But don’t think that voting is the only issue that Obama shows disdain for our military. In spite of a hand written letter to famous rap person’s family,Â the families of our dead soldiers get no more than a form letter.
A man who lost a sonÂ to the war in Afghanistan is disappointed in the condolence letter he received from President Barack Obama.
Tom Logan, a Willis resident, calls the note late, impersonal, disrespectful and essentially a form letter.
“It opened up a wound in our heart you can’t fix. You can’t send another letter. You can’t make it right,” Logan said.
Logan’s son, USMC Cpl. Joseph D. Logan, was killed Jan. 19, 2012, along with five other men when the helicopter they were in crashed.
Joey Logan was 22.
“He would have been more mad about this than I am,” Tom Logan said.
Tom Logan Â said he believes Obama did little more than sign his name to the document. He believes his son deserved more.
Local 2 Investigates examined two other letters sent by Obama to families of soldiers killed in action. The one-page typed condolence letters were identical other than names, ranks and service branches.
There is no standard or written protocol that we could find dealing with presidential condolence letters.
“Different presidents have approached the task in ways that are unique with their personalities and their priorities,” University of Houston Professor and Historian Nancy Beck Young said.
Young examined the letter written to Tom Logan, which arrivedÂ by UPS truckÂ four months after his son’s death.
“I would agree, this is a personal sacrifice and an impersonal condolence,” Young said.
Young said that it appears Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, wrote more personal, individualized, sometimes hand-written notes to the families of soldiers.
You don’t hear about that in the Obama controlled media.