VETERANS: Vets should be ripping the politicians and bureaucrats out of their offices over this.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/28/us-army-colonel-blocked-busloads-of-americans-allies-trying-to-escape-afghanistan-documentary/

​I was just speaking to @​S Kent Troy​ on Facebook about Heinlein’s “leave no one behind”, here’s a great example why vet ​s​can’t trust the Gooferment.

The USA Gooferment leaves everyone “high and dry”.

Argh!

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VETERANS: Let’s poll the KIAs and the MIAs about the draft!

https://sharylattkisson.com/2022/08/poll-most-americans-still-oppose-the-military-draft/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Sharyl+Attkisson+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletter

(POLL) Most Americans still oppose the military draft
Despite the recruitment efforts by the U.S. military, fewer than one-in-four Americans are in favor of a military draft. This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports. The survey found that 23% of American adults think the United States should have a military draft. Sixty-one percent (61%) see no need for a draft and 14%

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(POLL) Most Americans still oppose the military draft
Dated: August 14, 2022 by Sharyl Attkisson 
Emmy-Award Winning Investigative Journalist, New York Times Best Selling Author, Host of Sinclair’s Full Measure

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Despite the recruitment efforts by the U.S. military, fewer than one-in-four Americans are in favor of a military draft.

This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.

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I’d be interested what veterans think.  Of course, they can’t poll the KIAs and MIAs.  

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. — Herbert Hoover

I can’t imagine that ANY vet would want a draftee in the foxhole with them.

I still don’t understand women in the military.  In Israel, where ere is no front line or safe rear area, I understand that everyone fights. (Reminds me of Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, there is a line that goes something like “everyone drops (parachutes) in and everybody fights”.  

That being said, the only reason for the draft’s continued existence is it provides a Gooferment paycheck to an entrenched bureaucracy. Charles Rangel (imho a stopped clock) every session introduced legislation to end the draft. I always agreed with him on that. (Didn’t the Fourteenth Amendment eliminate slavery?)

Argh!

#endthedraft

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VETERANS: Only vets should vote!

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/pz46fl/what_is_something_that_a_fictional_chacter_said/

r/AskReddit 
•Posted byu/ThomasTheGreatGenius 
17 hours ago
 
What is something that a fictional chacter said that stuck with you ? [SERIOUS]

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“A soldier accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of which he is a member, defending it, if need be, with his life. The civilian does not.” — Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.) and student, p. 26 Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein 

This resonated with me. As a VietNam era vet, I realized that only vets should vote. I lost friends in the Republic of, had friends and relatives come back “different”, and even lost my best friend who went underground to avoid the draft.

Only vets should vote, because they UNDERSTAND (I’d use the Heinlein word ‘grok’) what it means to send young women and men in “harm’s way”. When politicians and bureaucrats vote for war, I’d hand them a rifle and say “OK, Pops, you go first!”

Dona Nobis Pacem

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