FLVCS was highlighted in the Guardian across the pond in the U.K. FLVCS offers congratulations and enormous gratitude for the spotlight. Thank you Harvey! Here is a brief excerpt of Harvey’s article, find the link below to be redirected to the full article on the Guardian’s website.
In the best spirit of “mourn for the dead and fight for the living”, the guys in Sarasota, Florida who joined together as Veterans for Common Sense (FLVCS) have been paying homage to their fallen comrades not simply with prayers and flowers, but, all the more critically, by working to sustain the ideals and aspirations for which they gave their lives. As Gene Jones, the chair of the group, recalls, the idea of creating FLVCS first came up in the course of a fall 2002 lunchtime conversation among three friends, each of them a lawyer and Vietnam veteran – Dennis Plews, who saw combat in Southeast Asia as an artilleryman, Mike Burns, who was shot down over North Vietnam and spent five-years in Hanoi Hilton (alongside John McCain), and Jones himself, who served as an Air Force linguist.
Still outraged by the apparent theft of the 2000 presidential election, and increasingly worried about the Bush administration’s eagerness to invade Iraq, the three were now also agonizing over the prospect of being represented in congress by none other than the Republican Katherine Harris, the former secretary of state of Florida who had validated the 2000 election results that led to the Supreme Court’s anointment of George Bush as president. Tossing ideas around as they ate, Burns, Plews, and Jones resolved to work politically in support of “anybody except her”.
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