Citizenship is not an entitlement program. You have to take part in the military in order to be a citizen of the United States?
Universal Citizen Service. Universal Citizen Defense Training.
Required? 3 months of basic training then required to serve in civil defense?
Might not get to have a college education unless you sign yourself into military slavery?
This 'plan' Rahm Emanuel is touting wouldn't be voluntary. It would be a requirement for all youth, all young men and young women, to sign up for what amounts to civil defense slavery.
I'm not anti-military really. My opinion on the war/conflict/problem/issue, whatever you wish to call it, isn't really important. Neither is yours. Whether or not you or I believe in the war at large or in the military itself isn't important to anyone, let alone the government. I pray heartily and deeply for all of our men and women serving our country. No, I do not wish for nor encourage my children to go into the military, especially given our current trend of action. Some do. It's a personal choice.
No matter what side you stand on with a thought to this country, its military or the war at large, it's A CHOICE you have made for yourself and for your family. You were not dragged out of bed in the middle of the night in some civil defense draft and taken against your will. You chose freely to defend your country and stand strong.
My nephew is currently in Afghanistan and has been there this past year and will most likely be there until at least the middle of next year. My brother is serving yet again...He has been out of the Marines for years now, but has served continually since that time as a non-military presence in several areas...he was in Iraq/Iran before most folks even knew there was something brewing over there, way back when.
It is their choice. I thought that was what this country was built on. The word FREEDOM was rather prominent in the vocabulary of the day for our Bill of Rights, our Constitution...the founding of our government in general. Wasn't it? Thought that was the line I was taught all through my school years.
Guess we should have seen it coming. It's not like it's been in hiding all along. We are moving away from being America to becoming Amerika.
I thought it was only in the movies....it's the middle of the night and something is happening in houses up and down the street. In the morning you wake up and realize you have friends, neighbors, even children who are simply gone, without notice or trace. What if you try to hide those friends, those neighbors, your children from the military police squad coming to take them for their 3 month mandatory training and subsequent service?
We can't continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve national security....
President-elect Barack Obama
We have to have a civilian security force.
Maybe I don't dispute that we need that. Maybe I do. The point is when was it decided that you are not a true-hearted citizen of this country unless you serve in its military? We have FREEDOMS in this country...this isn't Russia (well, not just yet, anyway...), this isn't Iran or Iraq...we don't snatch children or our men and women from their homes and families and force them to render service unto the government-led military forces.
My children do not belong to the government. My children are US citizens by simple birth and perhaps nothing more it seems. My children belong to God and should not be subject to the desires of a government not following God's path.
Maybe I do want to be one of those way-out folks who stash food and other needs in various areas so when the time comes to make a rather hasty leave, we can do it with a small footprint left behind.