It has been held by the U.S. Courts that the following offense
is a crime involving moral turpitude:

• Fraud or false pretenses in obtaining something of value.

I have watched the work of Col Bud Day, Esq. (an 82-year-old Congressional Medal of Honor recipient) for a long time.   Sometime ago, I sent him an e-mail with information of the continuing duplicity of the U.S. Military recruiting offices.   For those that are interested, please click here in these notes to learn information not readily available to the general public including the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Day's class action suit on behalf of all veterans.

I was as disappointed as all veterans should be that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Col. Bud Day's cause to obtain the medical care promised to veterans as they entered the service.   The article below triggered my desire to at least put an end to the deception by all the U.S. Presidents since the passing of the G. I. Bill.   In addition, I learned recently that the U.S. Military Chain-of-Command did put the promise of lifetime medical care in writing.   A friend of mine that went to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy stated that all cadets were given a brochure that stated that they would receive life time medical care if they retired after 20 years of military service.

Not too long ago, I made it my business to query several military recruiting offices to see if they were still offering lifetime medical benefits to all recruits.   Not only were they continuing the crime of "Moral Turpitude," but one officer told me that she was finishing her military career as a recruiting officer just because she wanted the lifetime medical benefits promised to her when she entered military service.   She had never heard of Col. Bud Day and his lawsuit to inforce that promise.

The candidate that becomes U.S. President must break this chain of "Moral Turpitude" by the Commander-in-Chief by rewriting all the military academy brochures to explicitly state that there is no guarantee of lifetime medical benefits and that a similar brochure be given by all recruiting officers to all potential enlistees before they enlist.   I am not only sending this example of "Moral Turpitude" across the Internet, but I am also sending it in hardcopy to Col. Bud Day and a select number of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives.   

I still miss Lane Evans, a former U.S. Representative on the House VA committee that worked hard for all veterans.  Mr. Evans is retired due to Alzeheimers disease.  Thanks to U.S. Representative Bob Filner, Mr. Evans called me before he retired to ask me what could be done to strengthen VEVRAA.  I suggested the formation of a group of lawyers to fight for the rights of veterans in the domestic workplace.  Recently, a law was passed to allow veterans to hire lawyers to fight for their rights.  Before this law, veterans had to have the training of a lawyer to work through the maze of forms to submit to the different DOL (Department of Labor) agencies to fight for their rights.  We taxpayers spend millions of dollars to fund these agencies.  The veterans fail miserably to obtain DOL support.  In fact, a professor has written how the DOL actually discriminates against veterans.

Moreover, politics being what they are in today's political climate, I do not believe anyone will reverse the moral climate.   I served in the U.S. Army in Viet-nam and received commendations.   But I am not receiving any money for my Agent Orange related heart problems and my Agent Orange related Type II diabetes with kidney stones  

In case the reader missed what the something of value is that has been obtained under false pretenses, it is the lives of America's young men and women.

Obama embraces tearful veteran


An Iowa voter who at first was teased by Democrat Barack Obama ended up in a tearful embrace with the Illinois senator and presidential candidate during a campaign stop Wednesday.

Retired Air Force veteran Andrew Hampton grew emotional when he rose to ask Obama what he would do to ensure that others leaving the military get the health benefits they were promised.

Obama called on Hampton during a question-and-answer session at the first stop in his final slog through Iowa before the Jan. 3 caucuses. He said he felt bad about the impression he might leave calling on Hampton because he was wearing an Obama T-shirt, so he urged him to "make it a tough question." The crowd chuckled but soon grew quiet as it became obvious that Hampton was having a hard time speaking without breaking down.

"I feel strongly about my question," Hampton said as he paused to compose himself. He said he joined the Air Force on active duty in 1956 and was promised health benefits. He retired in 1988 and didn't get coverage because of "political decisions." He said eventually he got what he was owed.

"For that I'm very grateful because I stand before you alive today because of the surgery on my heart and a pacemaker, which you paid for and I want to thank the public," he said to other voters gathered in a high school gymnasium. "But there are other veterans who have been denied health care."

He said he was especially worried about the veterans currently returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with terrible injuries, and left to the whims of a Congress that "plays hollow politics" by deciding how much health care they receive.

"We can't desert them," a weepy Hampton told Obama. The crowd responded with a standing ovation, and Obama walked over and hugged him.

"You made the essential point, which is you earned your benefits," Obama said. He said if elected president, he would take care of veterans as a way of encouraging future generations to enter the military, as well as provide mental health screening and adopt a "zero tolerance" policy for homeless veterans.

"We have to fund all the services that have been promised to our veterans," Obama said. "We can't play politics with it."

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