Firebase Network's Veterans Hour
Sunday, August 29, 2004
6:00 ~ 7:00 PM Eastern
www.gcnlive.com
Call in 1-800-259-9231

Welcome Home,

This week on the Firebase Network's Veterans Hour we will be discussing a thorn that is in the side of every American Soldier who raised his right hand and swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. Little did we know when we took this oath the Constitutional guarantees no longer applied to us. The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees us the right to petition the government for the redress of grievances, this does not apply to anyone who served in the Military and has a grievance do to death, injury, murder, rape, mayhem, etc. This is all due to the Feres Doctrine which was enacted into law in 1950.

We will be discussing the Feres Doctrine with John McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of VERPA, www.verpa.org. John was accused, court martialed, convicted, and sentenced to hard labor during the Vietnam War. It was later proven in a court of law that there was false testimony and John was innocent. Because of the Feres Doctrine, there is at present nothing John can do regarding his false imprisonment. VERPA.org has been trying for years to get the Feres Doctrine overturned. We will get an update from John as to the current status of the Veterans Equal Rights Protection Act.

Join us live from 1800 to 1900 Eastern at www.gcnlive.com. The toll free number to join us is 1-800-259-9231.

Semper Fi,
Rick Townsend
Firebase Network's Veterans Hour