FROM OUR FRIENDS AT KEYSTONE PROGRESS:
Representative Daryl Metcalfe is at it again. This time he has called Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans "Traitors" and "Benedict Arnolds" for disagreeing with him on energy policy.Take action here: http://www.keystoneprogress.org/page/speakout/pametvet Here's the story. A group of veterans are traveling across the country on a 21-state bus tour to talk to citizens and local community leaders about the dangers of climate change and its threat to national security. The tour will make stops in Pennsylvania on October 20th through the 22nd (see below for the PA schedule).The tour is sponsored by Operation Free, a coalition of veterans and national security groups working together to raise public awareness about national security threats posed by climate change and the importance of building a clean energy economy that is not tied to fossil fuels. Operation Free and its members support a clean energy plan that cuts carbon pollution, develops clean energy incentives, and puts America in control of its energy future.The vets in Operation Free invited local elected officials to join them at each of their stops. When Rep. Metcalfe got his invitation this is what he wrote back:"Subject: Re: Veterans for American Power Bus Tour coming to your stateAs a veteran,I believe that any veteran lending their name, to promote the leftist propaganda of global warming and climate change, in an effort to control more of the wealth created in our economy, through cap and tax type policies, all in the name of national security, is a traitor to the oath he or she took defend the Constitution of our great nation!Remember Benedict Arnold before giving credibility to a veteran who uses their service as a means to promote a leftist agenda.Drill Baby Drill!!!For Liberty,Daryl MetcalfeState RepresentativeVeteran U.S. Army"I happen to agree with the vets that a clean energy plan is in the best interest of our national security. But whether you agree or not, to call someone a "traitor" for disagreeing with you is beyond outrageous. It is against everything this nation stands for.Join people from all over Pennsylvania in demanding that Rep. Metcalfe apologize for his insult to our veterans, the Constitution and every American. Click here to fax Metcalfe now: http://www.keystoneprogress.org/page/speakout/pametvet It will only take a minute if you use the letter we've drafted, or you can write your own comments to Metcalfe.