I am a furloughed defense worker and proud of it.
For 25 years, I have served, both in uniform and out, to protect all citizens and the ideals and freedoms upon which our nation endures.
While in uniform, I didn't give much thought to the issues that demarcate conservative from liberal or Republican from Democrat. I believed in a strong national defense (and still do). We were at war, Americans were counting on us and that's all that mattered; all other fights were secondary.