Chris Fields, a disgruntled, if not delusional veteran of the Iraq War, is running against Congressman Keith Ellison for a spot on Capitol Hill. Fields had the following to say in a letter to the City Pages that was directed towards Ellison:
While I was fighting on a battlefield in Iraq, my opponent was doing everything he could to cut funding for the war and the soldiers fighting it.
Keith Ellison is militantly anti-America. He attacked the Pledge of Allegiance, voted countless times to throw our troops serving in harm’s way to the wolves and teamed up with Barney Frank to destroy the banking industry. Not surprisingly, he’s the proud co-chairman of the radical Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Is this the type of man you want representing you in Congress? It’s not who I want! That’s why, after retiring from the Marine Corps less than one year ago, I’m challenging Keith Ellison and his anti-American agenda.
Will you stand with me to bring common sense, American values back to Washington? Please… make a contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more to my campaign.
Fields even throws the word ‘militantly’ in there for good measure.
Let us look then at Ellison’s position on some of the top issues in American politics. I have taken these lines from Ellison’s page on ontheissues.org.
- voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan (Jun 2009)
- established a Department of Peace and Non-Violence (Feb 2007)
- Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice (Jan 2011)
- Constitutional Amendment for women’s equal rights (Jun2 2011)
- Reintroduce the Equal Rights Amendment (Mar 2007)
Let me just make sure quickly that I have Fields right: Ellison is ‘militantly anti-America’ even as he supports democracy in a Muslim country; promotes peace and non-violence; fights racial profiling; strives for minority justice; and wants equal rights for women?
In terms of outcome/elections results, none of this really matters; Ellison is well-liked in his constituency and predicted to easily defeat Fields (not hard to do).
What is important here is to study why our veterans have gone crazy mad in returning to the homeland. See for yourself. Check out this interview we (Journey into America) conducted with Ellison.