Saturday, February 23, 2013

The VA letters

I've gotten a ton of emails about VA sending letters to Vets saying they've determined that the Vets can't manage their own money and aren't allowed to own firearms.
Okay, this has been posted all over the Right Wing internet and I'm not going to repost it here. That redundancy thing, ya know?
I will however comment on it and I'm going to keep it short and sweet.

No, I'm not getting one of those letters. I am not a Vet, I was in the peacetime army and I came out with absolutely no more problems than I went in with. I have not registered with VA - I'm not going to clog up the system even more trying to get something I don't want or need. They don't even know who I am.

The VA has always been a tangled mess of bureaucracy . Why? Because they're a government agency. 'nuff said. But, somewhere down the line they've forgotten that there is a thing called due process and while they've forgotten that, somewhere along the line they've picked up the idea that they are a god.

But the final line in the whole mess, especially concerning the part about owning firearms (and this doesn't just apply to the Vets) is that you can only be controlled if you allow yourself to be controlled. Period Dot Period.