Mr. Blunt and Cranky has lots of friends and relatives who are veterans, and has lost a few of such over the years. And even though the Military said “no thanks” to his back and eyesight when he tried to enlist, he has done what he can as a private citizen to support those who serve us and paid the price of freedom.

Over the upcoming weekend, there will be manymanymany blowhards using the sacrifice of these individuals to score cheap political points (in fact, this has already started). In an effort to hose these dirty dogs down a bit (the only way to stop such critters), here are some blunt truths about sacrifice:

{1} Since the Civil War, not one veteran has died in favor of a divided America. So, if you’re planning a partisan speech to demonize the other side, show them some respect and don’t start with that crap.

{2} Not a single Veteran has died to promote one type of religion over another. So if you’re planning to preach from the pulpit about how those brave men and women died so that your denomination could triumph over the rest, show them some respect and don’t start with that crap.

{3} Veterans do not die for a political party. Not the Whigs, the Dems, the Repubs, the Greens, etc.  So if you’re planning a speech….you get the idea.

These are supposed to be the UNITED States of America. If all we do as a people is remember that fact, we will truly honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans on this Memorial Day.

Mr. B & C