When your country is in a costly war, with our soldiers sacrificing abroad and our nation facing a debt crisis at home, being asked to pay your fair share isn’t class warfare – it’s patriotism.
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
Across the country military families are facing dire financial circumstances due to longer than expected tours of duties. They are being penalized for their patriotism – no one should have to choose between doing right by their country and doing right by their families.
You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.