At a recent informational gathering at Boutwells
about the school levy, I recognized the 9/11 attack on America and commended John Baird, a member of the greatest
generation for his sacrifice and service to our nation.
I also talked
about how the "intellectual war" waged between China, India and America will determine who will be the dominate economic power in
It is my opinion that national security depends on a highly educated
populace if we are to preserve our freedoms.
I never asked veterans to support
the levy so any suggestion that I politicized the event on the “backs of veterans”
is most offensive to me. I respect Mr. Behnings’ right to his opinion—as offensive
as it is—because I spent four years in the Navy protecting our freedom of