I am a normal person with a medical condition. My medical condition necessitates certain supports. With these supports, I have a successful career. I have been symptom-free for four years. But because of articles like yours, I fear for how my career, housing, and other opportunities will be affected if someone finds out about my condition.
The hypocrisy and stubbornness is only compounded when pondering the plight of veterans, who in many cases literally have to break the law in order to get much-needed relief for injuries sustained while serving Uncle Sam and all of us.
"I have a huge empathy for not only the people in service who deserve enormous respect and gratitude, but also the people left behind who are sacrificing their lives and their partners’ for the benefit of all of us."