Re: Military service = the best & only way to serve your country?
My response is that defending America against its enemies is a task of the military, and the sloth, poverty, and dysfunction of these neighborhoods is a disease eating at the health off America. Very possibly this is currently America's biggest enemy.
Originally Posted by Steve
Secondly, I would say that, as a sabbatical, this service would bring a maturity to our experienced military people that would serve the military well, and would serve the individuals well.
This idea came to me years ago. Our neighbors in the next apartment were an army couple. He was the local recruiter, so they were off-base, away from their friends, and away from everything they shared as a military family. Their impact (his and hers) in our neighborhood was impressive to me. I have often thought since that in another neighborhood they would have had an immense impact on the kids, and the adults.
"There is no gain in arguing with a poo flinging monkey. While his
gibbering and raucous cries of victory may seem obnoxious in your ears
as you walk away, he will soon be quietly sitting behind his bars again
and licking his own feces off his fingers as you carry on with your day."