Donovan and BB... what e u talking about?
I don't think I questioned what you have gleaned from my comments. Get your own dang facts. Walk your geriatric butts down to the recruiting offices. Tell them you are inquiring on some points before sending the 3 grandsons down.
Tell him to skip to the disqualifying questions...
1) Have they ever did drugs?
Ans) Yes, one has done a good deal of drugs?
--anything other than pot?
--he is disqualified!
--The other 2 have no history?
Ans) No they have all smoked pot?
--More than 15 times or on the last 6 months?
Ans) Don't know.
2) All are high school graduates?
3) How are there finances?
--We run a credit check. And we run a financial competency screening...how much debt, income-to-debt ratio, total interest, etc.
4) We perform a criminal history. Most things above a misdemeanor are disqualifying. Enough misdemeanors are also DQ. Any outstanding citations currently?
Then do what many parents and GPs do...well it wasn't like that in my day? And see what the brother tells you!
Then ask him why the Military doesn't draft people for their war on terror? See if you might get a historical account on the determination by the DOD .
These are the things I said, you guys being so granola and grass-rootsy should gather your own evidence. Because when I said some of the best and some of the worst...this is how the worst got in. And it took the Military more than a decade after Vietnam to clean things up. And I sais all of that inthe first place to say you can't compare the Ideologies of the Era.
But I still stand on my opinion that neither Era would move on a mass of people moving for a separation. This isn't the kind of thing you pour out into the streets in violence, unless this is China or the USSR (which would prove some accusations I guess). You do it at the State Capital with ink and paper. If the Feds move into the States in a show of force..they wouldn't likely meet any opposition. The State might call out the NG and State Police, but the civilians and militias will go out the back door and go after uber-liberal targets. That is the big problem and chaos that I DO NOT wish to see. Smaller and lower powered groups don't meet force with force. (And they really haven't since Vietnam.) The incredibly sad part of this is they go after "mostly" every day people just trying to put bread on the table, and the aggressors don't feel any remorse because those people "are the real enemy" they think opposingly to our cause! That should be the fear...if enough common working folks get disenfranchised enough to act politically and peacefully...these militias and thug-gangs are going to cash in on an Armageddon they have been begging for for a long time. There are like 0.5 to 2 million of these people out there. And if the Feds move in, which I have to find to be the mistake and the lynch pin (from the earlier statements of BB.) Then this collection of people who are armed like Vietnam Soldiers, and less trained, and under no real rules will move on targets they have been salivating over for more than 20 years. And these people are in the backyards all over. With 35% of the military abroad on top of everything, and you then mobilize to the State Government complexes, even if to do no more than form a wall and build some kind of assurance of a single union. These guys are going to have a party! Then what ever State and Local authorities aren't at the Capitol buildings will try to respond...too late...then the riots and looting by the criminals who just plain wait any and every day for chaos to break out will have a party. Then those that fired the first shots, mortars, and bombs..will mostly slide back into the boon-docks and redress for the next mistake! And if the looting gets to my door...now we have the common already PO'd conservative citizen rolled up into this crap...and I ain't calling 911, I'm calling 10, 12, 20 and 9, 10, 38, 357, 44, 45 and then 30-30, 30-06, 308, 300, 444, 458! Those are my first responders, and 2nd, and 3rd....
What I am saying is the first response to a bunch of PO'd people shouldn't be the 101st Airborne! That won't be a move to legitimize the Constitution, at least not ours anyway...it won't go down like that! It will legitimize something else entirely! And that is what I am afraid of.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.