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    You Fought for Democracy Overseas. You Have a Duty to Do It Again at Home.

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    We often hear a great deal of conversation about our rights as American citizens.

    Turn on any news channel, and you'll hear pundits exhausting themselves vigorously discussing everything from our freedom of speech to freedom of religion to our right to keep and bear arms and more.

    But with this robust conversation about our rights, what's missing is a commensurate conversation about our responsibilities as citizens.

    Every veteran who's ever served in our nation's military once took an oath to support and defend the Constitution — an oath that the vast majority of us took very seriously.

    Many consider that oath to remain in effect even after we take off the uniform for the last time and transition to the civilian world.

    A fundamental American right enshrined in the Constitution is our right to vote — to choose the members of the executive branch of government, decide who will fill our legislatures and create our laws, and determine who will administer justice sitting behind the benches in our courts.

    Generations of American servicemen and women, supported by their families at home, have shed their blood on foreign battlefields to defend that fundamental right.

    While every veteran can…

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