"Suppose you were an idiot ... and suppose you were a member of Congress... but I repeat myself."- Mark Twain
Congressman Rangel Said that the only reason the young men and women volunteer to serve in the US Military was because they can not get another job.
Mr Rangel - You are stupid.
Representative Charlie Rangel "I want to make it abundantly clear:
if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as
the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it."
They volunteer because they want to serve.
They volunteer to get the educational benefits.
They volunteer because they are willing to fight to defend this nation and what it stands for.
They volunteer to become a US Citizen.
Those who do volunteer because they can not get another job...either do not qualify for enlistment or they do not make it thru boot camp.
When I served in the fleet in the '80's, yes, there were a few sailors who were not motivated and were consistent problem children, and the ships I served on, were not choice duty, so we have more than are fair share of these problem children,
BUT the vast majority of the sailors were highly motivated individuals who worked hard to improve themselves.
I wish I had more of these motivated individuals in the civilian workforce.
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