Find room for our troops at the inn

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  • SLars Provo, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    This is a really bad analogy. I don't agree with it.

    If you are talking about cleaning up the mess our immigration is in, and clearing out those that do not belong here to give jobs to our returning military, then I agree.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    Please John and Mike research the rewards currently provided for those who have served and I think you will find they have been given a very fine suite in the Inn. Lifetime benefits for medical treatment, education monies, disability monies, preference in federal and many state employment opportunities. Truly they have sacrificed and the nation has generously rewarded the service even if they do not receive the parades of the World War II era, neither do they receive the spit, vile words and demonstrations of those returning from Vietnam.

  • Steven Harper Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    Thanks John!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    We so despise government now we've emaciated and disabled it. The GI bill created the post war middle class but we're not making that mistake again.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Dec. 24, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    The first law is "sacrifice". We all sacrifice for others. We all give more than we get. We all contribute more to society more than we get back in return.

    Yes, we need to appreciate the military. But should we appreciate them more than we appreciate the school teacher or the policeman or the grocer or anyone else who serves us?

    Should we take away jobs from those who are qualified, to give to others who are not qualified, just because they served in the military , or served as police officers or served as teachers?

    In America, NO ONE. Gets a free ride - NO ONE.

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    Dec. 24, 2011 12:31 a.m.

    This piece almost renders me speechless, but I find it so galling that I have to speak out. The idea that the coming home of American troops can be even remotely comparable to the significance of Mary and Joseph seeking room in Bethlehem is at least sacrilegious. It only makes sense if you believe that our troops have been engaged in a religious crusade against pagans. I guess that's where we are these days: returning to the Dark Ages.