American flags wave in the wind in honor of Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

Failing Our Heroes: America’s Political Exploitation Of Veterans

Along with motherhood and apple pie, there are few pieces of Americana more revered than the veteran of our armed forces. Every election season you will see politicians compete to pander to veterans’ groups of various sorts. Their service is lauded at pancake prayer breakfasts, Independence Day parades and professional sports championships. Freedom isn’t free, […]