We Fought, Sacrificed and Died That All Americans May Enjoy Freedom and Equality
United Soldiers and Sailors of America - Usasoa stands with our fellow veteran's groups in denouncing the hatefulness and evil activities of neo-nazi, the KKK and all other racist and hate groups that wish to harm, injure, and deny other fellow Americans their rights based on the color of their skin, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We are all Americans each deserving of the same and equal rights afforded to us under our Constitution. The horrific display of hatred and murder in Charlottesville has cast a bright light on the growing and pronounced division which has been building in our nation as of late and it must end. Our brave men and women of our Armed Forces have and continue to make great sacrifices for all Americans that we may be free to live out our individual ideas of the American dream in peace
WE ARE ONE PROUD, DIVERSE, AND POWERFUL NATION: we come from every part of God's green earth, we speak many languages and celebrate countless customs, we pray in various ways and methods, we are straight, bi, gay, transgender, and yes, we are all free to serve our great nation in uniform defending it to the death if required. The future of our country must have at its core the resiliency to stand against ignorance, intolerance, and learned hatred aimed at any group of Americans. Remaining silent in the face of evil is a capitulation to evil. Hate groups while free to fully display their horrific and disgraceful messages must be firmly denounced as traitors to our great American way of life and to the Constitution for which so many brave Americans have bled and died defending. There is no moral or ethical equivalency between hate mongering groups and patriotic Americans who wish to ensure that promises of freedom for all will be passed on to our children and their children. No one person or group has the right to tell another group of Americans that they are unworthy of the same and equal rights afforded them under our Constitution. While cruelty and hatred were on full display in Charlottesville this past weekend, each American must now recognize that it is our moral and civic duty to call out and categorically denounce those who wish to continue using subterfuge, propaganda, fear, and mistrust to deepen the divide in our nation all for their own personal hate-filled agendas. Our thoughts, hearts, and our prayers go out to Heather's family and friends as well as to the two police officers who were killed in Charlottesville. E Pluribus Unum.