Republicans: It’s Disruptive To Register Vets As Voters!

The one consistent aspect of Republicans in control of government is their consistent disregard for the rights and needs of veterans. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has been pushing for legislation that benefits the rights of veterans. Her latest effort to ensure cooperation by the Veterans Administration to assist in voter registration efforts at VA facilities has run into roadblocks. Paul Hutter, VA general counsel, told the senator, “VA facilities are not the equivalent of public sidewalks or the courthouse” and warned that voter activities that disrupted VA service or invaded the privacy of veterans would not be supported. Feinstein is sponsor of S 3308 which would require the VA to support and assist efforts to register veterans as voters.

Hutter continues to insist that somehow providing information and assistance to veterans would discourage vets from using VA facilities. The Feinstein bill merely allows nonpartisan groups to provide information to veterans and in no way allows political activities on VA facilities by partisan groups. Apparently, the Bush administration fears allowing veterans greater access to the right to vote.

  • journeyer58

    Of course it is disruptive to invite Veterans to register to vote at V.A. clinics, they would definitely not vote for the Republican Party or the policies that have led them to need the services of the V.A.
    In my opinion, this is just another one of the dirty tricks that the Repugs. will use to deny men and women who have served this country the ability to express their displeasure with the policies of the Grand Orgy Party.
    I am of the firm belief that if given the chance those currently fighting and former soldiers and sailors would obviously vote Democrat and remove the power of the Republican Party for the next few generations.