Cedar Rapids, IAUSA 52401
July 30, 2014
Army, Army National Guard
Are these "rules" approved by the Iowa Democratic Party and ratified by the Iowa Democratic Veterans Caucus?
I am one of the founders of this site. Once again some asshat has removed me from the *OFFICIAL* communications channel of the IDVC. I will be pursuing their removal from the party structure.
In the absence of any leadership, I've worked with some Vets to draft a few platform planks to consider submitting at Caucus...and you can find the form to do so here: http://iowademocrats.org/caucus/2014-Resolution-Submission-Form.pdf * We Support reinstating the draft for national service with no deferments or exemptions - rationale: If everyone has a stake in the situation, we are less likely to make bad choices regarding in which actions we should engage. * We Support fully-funding and pre-paying for wars and other military actions, including legacy costs - rationale: Requiring pre-paying all costs of military actions including aftermath will help ensure that we are less likely to make bad choices regarding in which actions we should engage. * We Support including a title in the GI Bill to support Veteran business start-ups. - rationale: Access to capital and entrepreneurial opportunities helps create jobs and grows the economy.