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Friday, November 04, 2005

Who's Defending The Country?

Over at Don Surber's, he's got a great post called "A Country Not Worth Defending?" Which takes a look at a Washington Post article from today, which states that most youth joining the military are from rural areas, and have less income.

I went to the National Priorities Project website to read the whole article they had written on this, since it is where the Post got their information. I found a great quote there:

"As the Iraq War continues and the number of soldiers killed and wounded mounts, this data makes clear that low- and middle-income kids are paying the highest price," said Greg Speeter, executive director of the National Priorities Project. "It's young people with limited opportunities that are putting their lives on the line."

Listen folks, I don't want to burst your bubble or anything, but thats how it's always been. Rich kids don't go to war (for the most part). They used college deferments to get out of Viet Nam, or Daddy's strings, or what ever. The poor kids got their draft notice and went to the board, and got sent off to die.

Today it's different, though. No one is holding a gun (or draft notice) to these kids heads forcing them to go anywhere. In case the folks who are complaining that not enough rich kids are dying forgot, the US Military has been all volunteer for about 30 years now. Prep school kids don't look for an opportunity in the military, they never have. Instead, they look for a trust fund and daddy to pay tuition.

I think what the folks at some of the groups who are decrying this will find out; if they go out to Montana and the states with high recruitment numbers; is going to be different that what they think the data says.

They'll find out that the kids in those areas generally have a higher sense of duty to the country. The kids they'll find will be turned off by them showing up and trying to convince them they are doing something wrong.

In fact, the kids may just wrestle them down like a calf at a rodeo, tie their happy liberal asses up, and send them packing back to New York, LA or wherever they came from. By the way, I'll pay for pictures of it to post here.


Blogger Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

I bet a few recruiters would like to share your post! How true this post is and how skewed any article can be made to serve an agenda!

9:20 PM  
Blogger MissingLink said...

Perhaps the youths in those rural areas aren't as much exposed to moral relativism and their teachers are also more into teaching and less into self-empowerment.

10:59 PM  

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