I am writing in response to the letter titled “Veteran has the audacity” in the Jan. 5 County Post.
First and foremost, Scott Walker is the governor of Wisconsin; therefore it is political no matter what way you look at it.
Second you called a veteran a big baby. That “big baby” is a veteran, that “big baby” could have died in combat. Then he wouldn’t have been able to say anything. Is that what you would call a veteran if they needed help with something as minor as washing their face? Or a simple task that a baby can do and they no longer can? Are you going to sing on Veterans Day?
In response to “after all of the stuff we have put up with since January from that crowd, including being given the finger and using words that should earn them soap in their mouths,” I am positive that the governor’s supporters have behaved just the same as “that crowd.” This isn’t butterflies and rainbow land, where all things are harmonious. It’s America; it’s fighting for what we the people in our opinions believe to be right, no matter what side you’re on.
In reply to the comment “he has the audacity to come into the veterans’ home event and whine.” Maybe, just maybe he wasn’t just there for the event. The entire event was a “secret.” Maybe he lived there and that was his home for now or maybe forever. So having the audacity to come there may or may not have been his choice. But he does have the freedom of speech and the dignity to express to Scott Walker what he is doing and his concerns. When opportunity knocked, he answered.
Lastly, to the veteran that was called a “big baby,” I am glad you were there to express your concerns and speak to the governor. You are far from being a “big baby” and I commend you for serving our country that gave all of the citizens of the United States the freedom of speech. I am on your side.