Naturally, these dangerous returning veterans cannot be allowed to own firearms.
That’s the agenda.
I wonder if this trend of declaring all vets who oppose the current regime will continue once there is a regime change?
After all wasn't dissent a patriotic duty under Bush?
If you want to really have fun with this I think every lawyer involved should show video clips of various dimocrats saying that dissent is patriotic, followed by their client's detention, and then close with what has changed in the last 6 to 8 years?
I could smell the race-card was going to be played in this propaganda from the Obama Administration's DHS to blacken the image of veterans they want to diminsh and persecute for political purposes.
Who repesents the Veterans in this persecution by their own government??????
Thats the agenda.
Naturally, those who are not veterans cannot be trusted to vote. That's the better alternative.
Voting and science fiction almost inevitably brings up Robert Heinleins novel Starship Troopers. In that novel, the voting franchise was limited to veterans. A veteran was not necessarily someone who had been a soldier, but rather someone who had volunteered for a two-year stint in Federal Service. Whether a soldier or not, these service jobs were apparently all fairly hazardous. Only after retiring from federal service could you vote or hold public office. The book focuses mostly on the soldiers, so both fans and critics tend to look on the rule as only combat veterans get to vote, even though the book made it clear there were non-military paths.
The argument for this was that the responsibility of voting should be reserved for those who have demonstrated an understanding of individual sacrifice for the greater good, i.e. voting is not about getting something for myself but about getting something for everybody else. Whether or not Heinlein himself felt that the voting franchise should be so restricted, the book makes a fairly passionate argument for it.