Thanks for rejecting 'the political thing'

Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002

A recent letter writer noted that Sen. Kim Elton disappointed him by voting against a resolution encouraging Congress to make burning the flag unconstitutional.

I want to thank Kim for not doing the political thing with a throwaway vote that meant nothing but taking time away from other key issues.

As a Vietnam veteran, I can tell you that I fought for what the flag stood for - not a bunch of politicians trying to make hay on a divisive issue.

Kim, also a Vietnam vet, was there and knows exactly how I feel. I'm glad he voted the way he did.

Thank you, Kim, for seeing the forest for the trees, for thinking of others and thank you for being a vet.

Jay Urquhart

Juneau



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