The Coalition To Salute American Heroes is attempting to distribute a ten-question survey to 1,000,000 voters concerning our government’s abuse of disabled troops who were severly wounded fight radical Islamic extremists.
Sgt. Matthew Pennington, U.S. Army (Ret.), Coalition National Spokesman for the group, considers it to be one of the largest surveys of its kind. Their plan is to distribute it to members of Congress and key Congressional staff; the President and his top advisors; as well as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
“We expect this survey to show Congress, the President, and other key leaders that the overwhelming majority of Americans care deeply about America’s wounded heroes, and are outraged at how our government is mistreating America’s veterans, especially those catastrophically wounded in dangerous war zones.
“Many have lost limbs, suffered grievous third degree burns, are blinded, paralyzed, or have suffered traumatic brain injuries they will never recover from. Now we learn that many veterans are dying as they languish on “secret wait lists” at VA hospitals. But the politicians in Washington show little concern.”
The interesting thing about this letter and survey is the Coalition To Salute American Heroes has not taken a position on the ‘Caring for Our Heroes in the 21st Century Act’. Basically, the act drafted by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), is a 58-page document considered to be a “discussion draft” with a goal to modernize health care for our veterans. Its purpose is to provide an “opportunity to discuss ideas for introduction in the future” as an official bill in the House of Representatives.
Veterans groups have taken sides on the act: Concerned Veterans For America (CVA) is for it; Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the American Legion (AL), and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are opposed to it.
The questions on the survey are appropriate with responses including: Outrage; I support this decision; Concern; Not Concerned; No Opinion; and Other.
With the continuous bad news about our wounded military servicemembers and veterans, each American should take their time to participate in this survey.