I was more than a little pissed when Caitlyn Jenner received the ESPN Arthur Ashe award for courage. While I admire her courage, there were dozens of other athletes who were far more deserving than Ms. Jenner. Jenners’s award was little more than political posturing/grandstanding. And now we have a United States Navy ship named after former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords . . .
For doing what, exactly? Surviving an assassination attempt? Crusading to infringe upon Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? (A document to which all U.S. soldiers must swear an oath to uphold and defend, btw.)
From the Navy Times:
“The selection of Gabrielle Giffords, designated LCS 10, honors the former Congresswoman from Tucson, Arizona, who is known for supporting the military and veterans, advocating for renewable energy and championing border security,” the Navy said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
What of all the soldiers, airmen and sailors who gave their lives in service to our country? Shame on the Navy.