Before joining the United States Military, Sergeant Adam R. struggled to find the greater purpose he was searching for on the streets of Portsmouth, Virginia. It was at times a difficult journey for the young man: “…I spent a lot of time on the streets. And a lot of part of my development in my youth time, you know, I spent a lot of time surviving and running from gangs, and so forth.” But for Adam, the military presented a road map to his future ambitions in politics. “initially to start serving the U.S. military, understanding what patriotism is, and committing myself to a higher purpose, and that is what drove me effectively to start my career in the military.”
Once in the military, Sergeant Adam bravely and honorably served his country during two tours of duty in Afghanistan, in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom Sentinel, respectively. Like so many of our Veterans, Sergeant Adam eventually returned home to America and struggled with his transition away from the theater of war. And he was not alone. While Sergeant Adam did not go through the VA system himself, he is able to recount the stories of those who did struggle through the overwhelming bureaucracy of the Obama-Biden VA healthcare system, often to tragic ends.
“So, the problem is, and I’ll talk about it during the time of the Obama and Biden administration is that veterans were in a position where they did not have the resources, the wait times were excruciating, we saw between a 120 days and it could go as far as 250 plus days, and those veterans were in extreme, extreme situations where they needed help, and that effectively led our workforce – our war fighters, essentially, to conclude their lives unfortunately with suicides.”
For Lance Corporal, and Purple Heart Recipient, Shane K., the call to duty, like for so many others in his generation, came on that fateful day, September 11, 2001. While only 16 years old, he watched the most devastating terrorist attacks on our nation and he knew he wanted to serve his country. “I was sitting in world history class when that happened at Oshkosh North High School. I ran downstairs and couldn’t ask my guidance counselor fast enough what I had to do to graduate that year.” Just two days after Lance Corporal Shane graduated high school at 16 years old, he signed his papers and joined the military. In the opening years of the War Against Islamic Terrorism under George W. Bush, United States and coalition forces faced heavy fighting. Lance Corporal Shane himself was wounded in battle at just 17 years old in Iraq, and would return one more time before being medically discharged from the Marine Corps. But while the toll was heavy, under the Bush Administration’s Rules of Engagement, warriors were allowed to fight.
Once the Obama-Biden Administration was at the helm of the military, these Rules of Engagement were greatly restricted:
“When Obama and Biden had come into office they changed the rules of engagement, completely tightening them, putting more or less essentially handcuffs on the U.S. troops. There was over 1,758 deaths and 18,000 wounded in action after this change of rules of engagement under the Obama-Biden administration.”
When soldiers were no longer free to engage the enemy, casualties rose, the VA was flooded with even more wounded warriors who they were not equipped to treat properly. Not only were soldiers handicapped by Obama-Biden’s ROE policies, if they became a casualty of war, they returned to a VA system which was under-funded, ill-equipped, and highly politicized. Lance Corporal Shane waited roughly three years to receive his VA benefits. He was also greatly affected by the Obama-Biden budget cuts of the Department of Defense, which led to the targeting of faith-based healing within the VA system. Faith-based healing was replaced by Big Pharma, and for Lance Corporal Shane, the rush to “drug up” suffering Vets directly contributed to the personal crises which led so many to take their own lives:
“Basically pushing and opening up the door for big pharma to come in and push the big pharma protocols of drugging veterans up. And that’s kind of where they failed. It led me to an attempted suicide. It led me to being grossly obese. I was over 260 pounds at one point. I was – not just loving life. I was more or less ready to sign myself off.”
These are just two stories that we will be examining in our new documentary on the failures of the Obama-Biden Administrations. While President Trump has begun to correct the deadly failures of their VA administration and the dangerous Rules of Engagement which put countless soldiers at unnecessary risk in the first place, we are now faced with the troubling reality: When Joe Biden was the Vice President of the United States, people died due to his and Barack Obama’s failed policies, and now he is perhaps just weeks away from being the President of our great country.
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This election season has two missions: To vote against Joe Biden and the radical leftists promoting his campaign and to vote out career politicians who have facilitated the decline of our country. Public trust in the integrity of our government has been declining for decades, along with the decline in Veterans serving in office. We believe that this is not just a coincidence. Veterans are our closest links to the Founding Fathers and a vote for Vets is a vote to bring integrity and leadership back into our public institutions. Our Veterans, our soldiers, and our nation cannot afford four years of Joe Biden and the failures of the political elite. On November 3rd, vote against Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Swamp!