posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 07:59 PM
Just a little poll I would like to run here. First let me say, I have NOTHING, but the utmost respect for ALL who have ever, or are currently serving
our country. Thank you so much for all you gave!!! That being said, sometime in the past 20 or so years, it seems many, myself included, have been
forced to stop being proud of country, and have become ashamed of our government instead. The atrocities our government has carried out, Iraq, Libya,
Afghanistan, not to mention possibly even attacking its own citizens, in an attempt to fight more wars. So this is where my question comes in.
Your early teenage child comes to you and says they want to join the military when they come of age. I am curious what ATSers think their
response would be. I mean, you should usually support your child in what they choose to do with their life. It is a VERY proud tradition in alot of
families, and should be a very proud thing to do. I had always wished I had served my country when I was young. However, knowing the "machine" of
war the government has waged against people it should not have, I am not sure it is such a proud decision for one to make anymore.
There you have it, what would you do, support them, or talk them out of it?