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Some resisting recruitment at high schools
Hagerstown (Md) Herald-Mail ^ | 10/31/05

Posted on 10/31/2005 4:58:59 PM PST by MplsSteve

Military recruiters better not call Donna Brightman's children at home. She wants different futures for her teenage sons.

"I'm not anti-military ... but I am anti-Iraq war," Brightman said during a phone interview Sunday.

At a time when military recruiters are struggling nationally to meet their new-soldier goals, parents like Brightman are indicating a reluctance to hear about the benefits the service branches have to offer.

(Excerpt) Read more at herald-mail.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: antiwar; maryland; military; recruiters; recruitment
Nightline did a show on this a few weeks ago.

The parents interviewed on Nightline were a hell of lot more confrontational and militant than this woman is. Of course, Nightline went to Seattle to get footage for their segment.

I'm in favor of the war. There isn't a moment where I haven't appreciated what our soldiers, airmen, sailors, etc. are doing.

But we have to think about this. There is a growing segment of the population that really is starting to eat up the "quagmire" and deathtrap" stories the MSM is putting out.

How do we counter-act that?

1 posted on 10/31/2005 4:59:00 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Matching a willing employer with a willing worker from a foreign country?


2 posted on 10/31/2005 5:01:19 PM PST by JesseJane (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. (More than a typing exercise))
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To: MplsSteve

The Marines have exceeded their goals and they are in the hottest fights. The Army up'd its goal by 10% trying to 'grow' the army. They missed that goal. Big deal.

This MSM reporter doesn't know what they are talking about.


3 posted on 10/31/2005 5:01:28 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: MplsSteve
"I'm not anti-military ... but I am anti-Iraq war," Brightman said

Well, the Iraq war is currently the military's mission. So either you support them fully, or not at all, IMHO.

4 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:29 PM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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The best part about it is when the kids end up going around their parents and join anyway after they graduate.
5 posted on 10/31/2005 5:04:57 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: MplsSteve

There were anti's during the Revolutionary War... I believe they all became white robber barons in the Congo a short while later.


6 posted on 10/31/2005 5:05:31 PM PST by xcamel (No more RINOS - Not Now, Not Ever Again.)
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To: bnelson44

And the re-up rate amoung the troops far exceeds the goals.


7 posted on 10/31/2005 5:06:12 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: MplsSteve

In High School, I and my friends would have told a recruiter to go F himself, but that was just the anti-authority types we were....


8 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:03 PM PST by dakine
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You mean, like saying that I support the xxx church except for their stands on salvation, baptism, creation, and heaven. Oh and I can't stand their criminal leadership and his minions. And of course, I wouldn't want my kids to participate in any of that church's activities.

You're right. Somehow that doesn't sound like support to me.


9 posted on 10/31/2005 5:08:08 PM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: xcamel

Even more went north and became Canadians.


10 posted on 10/31/2005 5:09:29 PM PST by Clemenza (In League with the Freemasons, The Bilderbergers, and the Learned Elders of Zion)
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To: MplsSteve

How do you "resist recruitment"? What a silly phrase.


11 posted on 10/31/2005 5:13:44 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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"How do we counter-act that?"

Buy this book: "Disinformation : 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror" by Richard Miniter

12 posted on 10/31/2005 5:14:14 PM PST by GBA
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One piece of cheap candy for her kids. I'm giving out chocalate bars to the little soldiers coming to my door tonight.


13 posted on 10/31/2005 5:25:09 PM PST by CindyDawg
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We've had two soldiers at our door tonight also! Of course, if I count the numbers of gladiators and such I think we have had an army here.


14 posted on 10/31/2005 5:29:42 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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I have had a bunch of spidermen and those pretty little snow white dresses. There hasn't been many gory costumes but I haven't had any bible characters though:'(


15 posted on 10/31/2005 5:36:58 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: MplsSteve

If my daughter decides to enlist in seven or eight years, I'll tell her to come home with her shield or on it.
I can't think about it without choking up, but if my only child decides to lay herself on the Altar of Liberty, then so be it. Freedom isn't free.
She's actually given serious thought (for a ten year old) of joining the Army to fly Apache gunships in combat.


16 posted on 10/31/2005 5:37:44 PM PST by Ostlandr ("Billions down the drain, and we ain't plugged it yet." - Federal Government motto)
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She would probably at the front of the line screaming for National Guard help in an emergency.


17 posted on 10/31/2005 5:51:56 PM PST by CindyDawg
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Ms Brightman and others like her want their piece of the bread we call freedom. But they want someone else to grow the wheat, mill the flour and bake the bread. Freedom ain't free.
18 posted on 10/31/2005 6:05:18 PM PST by Burf (We'll all be drinkin that free Bubble Up and eatin that Rainbow Stew.)
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To: MplsSteve

where does "resist" come in?? it is not as if the military is dragging their kids to enlist.


19 posted on 04/09/2006 11:37:33 AM PDT by The Lion Roars
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