June 9, 2005

Who Needs a Draft?

With recruiting techniques like this?

This young man's experience with military recruiters started while he was still in high school. Perhaps this is one of those areas where a parental consent law might make some sense especially to those who value life. Something along the lines of:

No representative of a military organization or any other organization that trains people to kill may contact any individual below the age of 21 without written permission of the individual's parents. No individual below the age of 21 may join or enlist in the above referenced organization without written approval of their parents.
Yes, in answer to your first questions. The above does say parents which is plural which means both parents must sign. Second, I picked 21 and not 18 as individuals in the US have been restrained from the full execution of their rights (alcohol consumption for example) until they are 21.

Posted by Steve on June 9, 2005

Sounds like a plan!

I agree with the age of 21.

Posted by Allan at June 9, 2005 10:14 PM

Many people are unaware of it, but in the 19th century you had to give any wages you earned to your father until you were 21. The 18 year-old adult is a recent change.

Posted by Bryan at June 9, 2005 11:16 PM

I don't think that 21 will work when kids go to college at 18. Personally, I think that at whatever point the law considers you old enough to drop out of school, you should be considered legally a full adult, with the full responsibilities, privileges and penalties thereof, but that's just hard-a**ed little ol' me...

Posted by jlb at June 11, 2005 3:48 PM
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