Skip to comments.Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’
Posted on 07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT by Alia
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My husband currently serves his country, I am very proud of him. However, I will not encourage my son, who is only 10, to join the military. I love my country, love my president.... love my boy too much to send him into danger. I would go in his place.
it's interesting to note that there have been more drug over doses in new york city in the last three years,than there has been deaths in three years of combat in iraq.and,new york city is one of the safest large cities in america.go figure.si vis pacem,para bellum
So, using your logic, I guess you'd also ban colleges and employers from doing the same? I somehow doubt you would. But you still want the government to provide $$$ for education. Why are you so anti-military?
That's an absolutely false premise. The schools give potential colleges and employers lists of the students - exactly the same as the military is asking for.
Too much, or not enough?
I don't know how you arrived at your conclusion to make such an erroneous statement and I have no idea what you are talking about.
Could you be a bit more specific or did you mean this for someone else?
This Watson chick doesn't want her kid talking to a recruiter because SHE disagrees with the war. It has really very little to do with HER views.
That being said, unless my kids initiate the contact with recruiters, I don't want them bothering mine either as minors. Unless colleges are given the same info on students as recruiters?
I just don't like the idea of ADULTS contacting my kids without my knowledge or prior approval. Kid hits 18, have at her. Under 18, she's still mine and you will respect my authority as her father.
More young people have died of AIDS too, but liberals never scream about how dangerous being gay is...
Bolinas, in liberal Marin "Johny Taliban" County. Hardly mainstream.
Slight difference. There's not a law that I know of that requires schools to give colleges and employers lists of students. However there is one for the military. The other difference is you don't necessarily have a chance dying for the state if a college or potential employer gets your name now do you?
Aha! However, I do recall a time when Marin County was VERY patriotic. I grew up there.
That being said, unless my kids initiate the contact with recruiters, I don't want them bothering mine either as minors. I just don't like the idea of ADULTS contacting my kids without my knowledge or prior approval. Kid hits 18, have at her. Under 18, she's still mine and you will respect my authority as her father.
Oh boy, do I ever understand what you are saying here. Maybe with only a slight pause -- Job and industry representatives come to the highschools -- no one raises a fuss. There's "career" days at highschools. No one raises a fuss. I think the military is a career path for some students. If the highschools can have all these "career path" events for minors, but disclude the military? That's just too biased and discriminatory for my sense of fair play. And this "bias" against the military by these hysterical mothers? It's no different than Cindy Sheehan's "rant for all grieving mothers".
You know what used to get me roiled up? COLLEGE RECRUITERS. Some of them just promise the moon. And some of these kids have been so sold on "attending Harvard Law" -- and anyone with eyes can see, some of these particular students ARE no way, no how, going to get into Harvard Law or Stanford Med! Talk about selling false pipe dreams. And their parents? YAH! Like they can afford the tuition?
What's the diff?
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