Subj: Re: FW: [Open Letter] The 21st Century Veterans Movement
Date: 4/17/2004 12:34:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: DON LAKE <>

Citizens For A Better Veterans Home (via, wrote:
In a message dated 4/17/04 9:30:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

"The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

Veterans Party of America
- The Veterans Party is a new entity, founded in 2003. The party vows to "give political voice for the first time since 1776, to the men and women who were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for this country. No longer will they have to grovel and beg and fill out paperwork for years just to get what they proudly earned and were promised." The VPA plans to field candidates in 2004, but none have been identified yet (nor have qualified for any ballots). The party is not limited only to veterans, but is also intended to advocate for the families of US veterans. The party has already registered in eight states, and is in the process of attempting to organize in dozens of additional states. As for issues, the party avoids many of the social/morality issues. "If you want religious issues, go to your congregation and discuss it there ... Morals and morality come from your family not the govt. so if you want to tell other people how to live their lives, how to think, how to dress or what they can and cannot do to their bodies, then become a prison warden, or a political party in some middle eastern country and rule there," explains the party's platform preface. The Veterans Party wants to represent the rights and needs of veterans across the political spectrum -- which is why the party's top priority is improving the lives of those who served.