What She Wore: Peach, v-neck tee; khaki capris, brown strappy sandals.
I’m rarely one to get political, and I almost never get political on this blog, but today is going to be a different kind of day. Yesterday, I heard something that made me so mad that I can’t keep my mouth shut, so here goes:
The Army and the Marines are strained to their limits and enlistments are down. They don’t have enough people.
The quick and dirty solution to this problem is to re-train Air Force Airmen to do infantry jobs. Basically, you may have signed up to be an Airman, but you’re in the Army now.
I hate this more than I can express. Right now, in this country, military service is OPTIONAL. When someone signs up to be in the Air Force, then they want to be in the AIR FORCE–not the army and not the marines. They usually join that branch because they desire to do something with air planes or air defense. If they wanted to run around on the ground with an M-16 then they would have joined the army in the first place.
As far as I’m concerned, this is tantamount to the draft–they are drafting people into another branch of the service. Some people would argue with me that military service is military service–you sign up, and that’s what you get. I disagree. I signed up to work for a certain city as a teacher. If I showed up one day, and they asked me to collect garbage then I’d quit. Military personnel don’t have the option of quitting–they go to military prison.
This is govermental slight-of-hand. They don’t have enough people to fight in this war because not enough people believe in it. Now they’re begging and borrowing from other branches to fill in the gaps. They know that if they just went ahead and instated a draft they’d have people rioting in the streets–people would stop being passive and would get up and protest this war for real.
I apologize to those I offend with this post. I am a great supporter of the men and women who are willing to give their lives in defense of this country and its ideals. I think we owe it to these brave souls not to play around with their lives or their integrity. I respect them so much that I want them HOME guarding us and keep us safe–not torn from their family and friends holiday after holiday, year after year. I have a great many friends in the military and I want one thing for them–that they be allowed to defend our country in method of their choosing–be it air, land, or water. I don’t have their strength or their courage, but I can do one thing–stand up when I think they’re being taken advantage of.
My two cents. Disregard as needed. Tomorrow, potty humor, or somthing else more my style.