About Utah: A court of redemption for vets

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  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 20, 2017 10:12 a.m.

    I believe that the US military should be a lifetime occupation starting with the enlistment and ending only upon death. I believe that the businesses of America should pay for all expenses by a tax on business activity related to America.

    Actually, I believe that every American should have the same benefits except that the benefits start at birth.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 20, 2017 9:55 a.m.

    The best way to solve the problems of our military veterans is to STOP creating veterans. I prefer the method of elimination of war, as opposed to the other option of not letting them come back alive.

    War is the no-holds-barred killing of the people of other nations whose leaders are interfering with our business interests. War between nations is a totally uncontrolled competition because there is not a superior government to make and enforce rules for business competition. If we didn’t have a federal government, wars between the states would be just like the wars between nations.

    We don’t have to wait for Jesus to come back. Wouldn’t it be great if we had part of the work done for the one world government when he came?

  • byufootballrocks Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2017 8:07 a.m.

    What a wonderful, compassionate way to handle these problems. This is the way all courts should be run. Like veterans, the main driver behind those who commit crimes is drug addiction and mental illness. This is widely known among prosecutors, judges, courts, lawyers, everyone in the system. Yet the wheels of change to confront the obvious still move slowly, because of vested interests.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 19, 2017 6:29 p.m.

    Well done to everyone who makes this program work.

    However, beware of the false narrative being pushed by some to claim veteran status when they are not. Also, the efforts of some others to paint all veterans as "damaged goods" or "baby killers" as part of an anti-military agenda.

    The assertion in the story sounds bogus to me and should be verified as to the original source and validity of the data.
    "Of the 2.6 million soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 14 years, the judge pointed out, half have mental and physical impairments to deal with and one-fifth of them have PTSD." We need to see some proof of this before accepting it, although special treatment for true veterans is still a worthy effort.

    The vast majority of all veterans served honorably, with no mental health of substance abuse problems. In fact, they bring a wealth of experience with tremendous responsibility, good decision making, and an exceptional work ethic, and live sober and drug free.

  • mallow Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 19, 2017 5:38 p.m.

    That is awesome. Wish we could do this with more offenders. I wish these vets well. I hope they find jobs so that they can continue on their path.