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The Modern Whig Party of America supports U.S. humanitarian aid and relief efforts to prevent dehydration and starvation of Iraqi civilians. Many of these civilians are facing indiscriminate persecution and murder at the hands of ISIS. The Modern Whig Party should support the use of U.S. airstrikes designed to protect and prevent the slaughter of Iraqi civilians. The Modern Whig Party should also support the use of U.S. forces to aid in any possible evacuation of civilians if need be.
On Monday, July 28, US Congress unveiled an agreement through the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees to reform the beleaguered Veterans Administration. The measure comes in the wake of a recent scandal involving health care access, whistleblower retaliation, and cover-up. At least 40 deaths are attributed to delays at the Phoenix facility alone. And, according to an internal VA audit, more than 120,000 veterans faced lengthy wait times or given no care at all.
The Modern Whig Party wants to welcome Joe Brown to the National Executive Committee. Joe Brown will be serving as the MWP's new Director of Internet Operations. Joe will be working with the Internet Operations team to overseeing the MWP website and other Internet activities.
This is the time of year when many are making those New Year’s Resolutions for self-improvement, or to help others. Jason Decker, our NY State Vice Chair has made the commitment, as have I, to do volunteer service with our local branch of the Veterans Administration in order to give something back to those who have paid dearly for our freedoms. In the three plus years I have been doing volunteer service, I have found it to be interesting and rewarding, and always appreciated. Jason has gone the extra distance and made a short video explaining the process that he went through while starting his own volunteer service. You can view the video by following the link here:
The following information has been provided by Modern Whig Party Deputy Director of Veterans and Active Duty Affairs, Matthew Benedict. Matthew works for the Veterans Administration, specifically with the National Cemetery System. This information has been provided in order to assist family and friends when the inevitable happens. We hope it is of benefit.
Burial and Memorial Benefits for Veterans
My family hails from Ireland. My mother's parents emigrated to America from County Mayo; my father's, from County Cork. They came to this country early in the 20th Century, in the third big wave or so of immigrants from their country, and found themselves joining a culture which regarded them as little more than the "servant class."
Because Whigs value differences of opinion and independent thought, we do not necessarily take a position on every particular issue that may be fashionable for the moment. Instead, we propose a program of broad reforms that we believe will strengthen our country as it faces the challenges of the 21st century.