Are we going backward instead of forward? We have business owners here in Blanco who will donate anonymously to help the veterans of Post 352 with such things as, the wounded Warriors program, the restoration of our building (the building that the BISD school Board is attempting to evict us from), and donations for care packages to service members who are still serving and fighting in hostile countries so that we here in the USA may enjoy our FREEDOMS. Such as freedom of speech.. and yet due to fear of reprisals from the BISD School Board they will not speak freely but chose to remain anonymous with their help for the veterans and their cause. This fear of reprisals also includes some BISD employees and their families.
I would like to say to these people who are feeling threatened and fearful of the power of elected officials you have the ultimate FREEDOM to VOTE and remove them from office. Do you think any veteran is afraid of that kind of power and intimidation? They have and some still are facing death and have returned home missing limbs and eyes and have battered and scarred bodies. They make this sacrifice for your freedom. Don't let this sacrifice be in vain.
Stand up to that fear and intimidation, get out and VOTE! Make a change.
Oscarr R. Segura
United States Marine Corps