Country music superstar Brad Paisley has long wanted to release a war song that doesn’t insult our veterans or their mission.
Love and War, the title track from Brad Paisley’s new album
, features a beautiful duet with John Fogerty protesting the treatment of veterans when they return home from duty.
In an interview with FOX News, Paisley explained that we need to do more to help our veterans. He says that protest songs of the past were wrong because they turned Americans against the troops and not just the war.
“Now we’re getting it right,” Paisley said, adding that “we understand that whether or not we agree with any sort of conflict, that we honor these troops. But we’re not doing it in the greater scheme of things when it comes to healthcare and the VA and the things that we need to improve.”
Brad Paisley asked Fogerty to do the guest vocals on the track because he was the musical voice of the Vietnam era. He was hoping Fogerty would help bridge a gap to his new protest song.
In Love and War, Paisley points out that our government only cares about our service members when they are risking their lives. As soon as our troops come home they are forgotten.
The Department of Veteran Affairs was constantly battling scandals during the Obama administration. The department floundered under Obama and failed to help the veterans in need.
A massive backlog of disability claims mounted as bureaucrats failed to address the needs of soldiers returning home from the Iraq and Afghan wars.
Paisley’s new song has received praise from Veterans who are happy to have another ally fighting for the care they deserve. The way our government treats our soldiers when they return home is a joke. Syrian refugees are offered more money than veterans on a government pension.
“The main comment I get, I think, from service people is ‘thank you’, which is exactly what you want to hear”, Paisley said. “I mean, let’s do better on this subject. I’d love for this song to be obsolete eventually. Unfortunately, I think we’re a ways away from that.”
President Trump is attempting to clean up Veterans Affairs, however, he is being blocked at every turn by obstructionist Democrats.
Helping our veterans should be a bipartisan issue. Democrats need to step up and work with Trump to solve this crisis.
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