The politically correct idiots in the Biden administration have dropped the VA’s Abraham Lincoln motto that they’ve used since 1959 because it doesn’t include women.
The statement from Lincoln was actually made and 1865, but just like confederate statues they’re toppling the motto into the dirt for good.
Here’s more via Fox News:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has officially changed its mission statement, dropping a quote from former President Lincoln because it used male pronouns and was viewed by some as excluding women.
On Thursday, the VA announced that its new motto is, “To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for those who have served in our nation’s military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.”
The new statement replaces the original 1959 mission statement which featured a quote from Lincoln’s second inaugural address, delivered in 1865, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”
In a news release, the VA indicated that Lincoln’s words were insufficient because they did not include women veterans, as well as veteran families, caregivers and survivors. The new statement was crafted in consultation with roughly 30,000 veterans who were surveyed, a diverse group that included men and women of every age group, LGBTQ+ veterans, and White, Black, Latino, Asian and Native American veterans.
“Whenever any Veteran, family member, caregiver, or survivor walks by a VA facility, we want them to see themselves in the mission statement on the outside of the building,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “We are here to serve all Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors — and now, our mission statement reflects exactly that.”
The change comes following years of complaints from veterans groups that said women do not feel comfortable at the VA. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in 2018 asked then-VA Secretary David Shulkin to change the motto, saying the quote symbolizes the obstacles women face navigating the VA health system. The Trump administration ignored those demands.
The VA noted that it currently serves more than 600,000 women veterans, which are the fastest growing cohort of veterans.
The new motto in of itself is fine; I don’t dislike it.
But I hate this idea that everything old has to change because it isn’t politcally correct or inclusive enough, or because someone got offended. Sick of it.