Monday, June 4, 2012

Thank You For Your Service Soldier

This is one of the ironies of democracy.
In today's Boston Herald, there's a front page story about a National Guardsman who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo who was turned down by a landlady renting an apartment because of her anti-war beliefs.

Link to the story here.

Here's an excerpt from the story:

Sgt. Joel Morgan, 29, said the two-bedroom $1,220-a-month Savin Hill apartment that property owner Janice Roberts, 63, showed him in April was perfect. But he claims Roberts told him in an April 9 voicemail that renting to him would be a conflict, saying, “We are very adamant about our beliefs.”
“It just is not going to be comfortable for us without a doubt. It probably would be better for you to look for a place that is a little bit less politically active and controversial,” Roberts told Morgan, according to his complaint. The voicemail was played for the Herald during an interview with Morgan last week at the Boston office of his lawyer, Joseph L. Sulman.


Fine.
You're a pacifist, you have your beliefs.
What if Sgt. Morgan was 'something other' that Ms. Roberts was adamantly opposed to that isn't so politically correct and made those statements?

It is plain and simple no matter what her reasons are, it's discrimination.

I'm sure the estimable Ms. Roberts is likely adamant in her beliefs about discrimination as well, except when it suits her politics. At 63 years old, it's likely that Ms. Roberts is one who has harbored ill feelings toward our military dating back to the Vietnam War. You know, the one where returning soldiers were scorned and called baby killers. Now this isn't to say that our judicious landlord participated in those despicable acts, but given her age and her affirmation about the military, let's just say it's safe to assume where her sympathies lie.

President Obama made these remarks on May 28 during a Memorial Day speech at the Vietnam Memorial :


And one of the most painful chapters in our history was Vietnam -- most particularly, how we treated our troops who served there.  You were often blamed for a war you didn't start, when you should have been commended for serving your country with valor.  You were sometimes blamed for misdeeds of a few, when the honorable service of the many should have been praised.  You came home and sometimes were denigrated, when you should have been celebrated.  It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened.  And that's why here today we resolve that it will not happen again.  


So here we have a landlady who decides that a military veteran is not someone who should be allowed under her roof due to her 'adamant beliefs' and comes out and says so in a voice message.

Well, Ms. Roberts, it's people like Sgt. Morgan who have dedicated their time and service to keep this country free which includes your right to be an ass. But thankfully, that freedom does not allow people like you to pick and choose tenants because you disagree with the military and military action which at times includes war.

It's one thing to disagree with war but another to aim your bitterness at someone who serves or has served.

People like Ms. Roberts who will ever understand the saying "Freedom isn't free." There's a price to be paid for what what we have and what we've had, but morons like Ms. Roberts have no clue what price had to be paid to allow idiots like her to live in a free country.

The article mentions that Roberts has belonged to a pacifist group called Garden of Enlightenment since 2000. Enlightenment indeed. Apparently that means one is enlightened only when it suits their narrow minded, misguided political agenda.

Kudos to the Boston Herald for once again exposing another hypocritical liberal phony.


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