September 4, 2020

Saving Stars And Stripes

Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to put an end to Stars and Stripes.

by Chris Thomas

Stars and Stripes has served American troops at home and abroad for more than 150 years. Americans carried the paper into battle in World War I and World War II. They read it in the snow in Korea, in the jungles of Vietnam, in the mountains of Afghanistan, and in the deserts of Iraq.

The paper's long, proud tradition of connecting Americans overseas to the ideals and country they're fighting for makes it one of the most effective weapons Americans have ever carried into battle. For all the good it does, all the legacy it carries, and all it means to our men and women in uniform, Stars and Stripes costs American taxpayers a paltry $15,000,000 a year.

A dime for every American.

But Mr. Trump has ordered it closed down. The House has already passed appropriations bills which would sustain Stars and Stripes, but the Senate has yet to act and time is running out.

Absent approval from the Senate or a change of heart in the White House, Stars and Stripes, like any good solider, won't die... it will "just fade away".

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