We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families – gay and straight
That’s what we do in America. We take care of our own. We take care of our veterans. We take care of your families. Not just by saluting you on one day, once a year, but by fighting for you and your families every day of every year. That’s our obligation—a sacred obligation—to all of you.
Eli and Seth Lovell - Twin Brothers and Veterans Who Support President Obama
Eli and Seth Lovell, twin brothers who were deployed to Afghanistan together, share how together they pulled through serving overseas and how they both support President Obama. Both Eli and Seth support President Obama because the President has stood by veterans and the President brought an end to the Iraq war—while Mitt Romney has and will continue to fail the commander-in-chief test.
As Eli shares
“So when Mitt Romney said that leaving Iraq was tragic I did think that was concerning. And as a veteran I took a lot of offense to Governor Romney’s 47 percent comments and I don’t think he did take into consideration that the 47 percent includes veterans that have served overseas and given up a year or more of their lives to serve their country.”
“President Obama is committed to keeping the sacred trust we hold with members of our nation’s military. The President has fought to expand and improve benefits for veterans and their families—from access to health care they need to the education and job opportunities they deserve when they return home. President Obama will always stand up for those who have served.”
According to a leading senator, it presented “an intolerable risk” to national security.
According to a consortium of retired generals, it would “break” the U.S. military. And according to a leading advocacy group, over “528,000” servicemen and women would be lost.
Something this terrible must be averted. We must take action now!
Except it is too late. The scary danger that these generals, John McCain, and the Family Research Council were warning about wasn’t a future terrorist attack or war with China, it was allowing gay and lesbian service men and women to openly serve in the U.S. military. That “grave risk” is now celebrating its one year anniversary, and none of the dire predictions proved correct.