Seeing Blue, Feeling BlueWritten by The Independent Voice
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Life wasn’t easy on us. Drugs, suicide and violence affected people where I lived in a real way. The men that lived in my neighborhood were guys that actually fought in Vietnam War. They were guys who regularly rushed into burning buildings and when those 2 big ones collapsed in Manhattan, they were guys who died. Family, where I grew up, was a priority and glue that held us on brink of sanity.
No, I don’t know any northeastern elites or moral degenerates. I’ve known a bunch of decent people living life best they can, who value their family and their God. They may not always agree with you but that’s probably because they’ve lead a tough, different kind of life than most are used to. They have a different perspective on things that’s rooted in where they’ve come from, what they’ve seen with their own eyes, and heard with their own ears.
And they don’t know how truly good they are.
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IS REINSTATING THE DRAFT SUCH A BAD IDEA?Written by Jean Fritz
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OBLIGATIONS Unlike many conservatives, I firmly believe that women as well as men should have military obligations. If we women truly want to claim equality under law, we have an obligation equal to that of men to protect and defend Constitution which allows us to make that claim. Women in United States have right to vote, to own property, to receive an education, to work outside home, to pray, and to speak our minds on social policy. Why should we be exempt from action when those rights are threatened? Feminists fought long and hard to allow women to serve in combat roles; including women in selective service call-ups is logical result.
DEFENDING THE SECOND AMENDMENT Gun control advocates use excuse that average citizen shouldn’t own guns, as Constitution only guarantees right to bear arms to those involved in a “well-regulated militia.” Having every citizen actually be a soldier eliminates this argument. Plus, having more law-abiding people actually trained in effective use of firearms would certainly contribute to safety and security of cities and towns across country.
The United States is one of only countries that does not mandate military service for its citizens. Our partner and ally, Israel, has always expected its citizens to be prepared, trained, and ready to defend itself against burgeoning monster of terrorism. Since events of 9/11, shouldn’t we begin to think along those same lines?
Jean Fritz is a farmer and freelance writer. Her articles and essays have been published on the internet as well as in print. She can be contacted via email at: email@example.com.