VETERANS GIVE MORE THAN THE REST OF US
Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live” mocking veteran Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw, who lost an eye serving our country, is just the latest evidence of a disconnect of some people nationwide about the duties of service and defense of our country borne by less than 1 percent of our citizens.
I don’t think spending an hour with a vet, as the StarTelegram’s editorial suggested, would solve the problem or serve to “share” the vets’ sacrifices. (Nov. 8, 11A, “Saturday Night Live’s mocking of wounded vet vile, ignorant”)
This disrespect for veterans is possible because the vast majority of our citizens provide no service or sacrifice to our country.
Universal service (not just military) for every boy and girl, such as Israel requires, would be good for our country, instilling national respect and pride.
When the vast majority of Americans don’t provide any military service, it is no wonder that “SNL” cast members can make disrespectful, outrageous jokes and expect laughs at the expense of people who sacrifice and defend our country. – Ronald Eddins, Trophy Club