Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Tuesday's edition of the Johnson City Press featured the following nice letter from a 7th District voter who is fighting mad about war protester Matthew Hill:
Hill’s war reactionsAnd for proof, here's the news stories:
Former Washington County Sheriff Fred Phillips’ opponent for the 7th House District seat, first-term GOP incumbent Matthew Hill, stated he was pleased the Tennessee Legislature has finally recognized the men and women who are serving this nation, and deserve tax relief and various other initiatives for their sacrifices in our behalf. Though he seems to be patriotic enough, he has not mentioned the nature of his sacrifice for the United States during this or any other war we have committed our military to. Since Hill insists on “talking the talk,” let’s see if he “walks the walk” and joins a local guard or reserve unit and takes his turn defending this nation.
Could it be he is as secretly opposed to this war as he was openly opposed to the war in Kosovo and our troops’ presence there? How many Tennessee men and women died in that war?
On April 18, 1999, according to a local media publication, he and seven other people were featured at the Bristol War Memorial Park. Phillips’ opponents posted signs that read “We are all targets” and “Stop NATO aggression” as well as one referring to NATO as “Nazi America Terrorist Organization.”
I wonder how he could claim such an undying loyalty to our troops and yet protest against them by being assimilated with the extremely liberal International Action Center, founded by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. As a military veteran, the idea that Hill could protest a war at the very site honoring the men and women who have given their lives for this nation irritates me. His action certainly deflates the morale of the men and women who are faithfully serving this great nation.
CHARLES C. H.