Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:
● Sometime in America’s future, wiser heads will return to the concept of universal military service. Lifting “don’t ask, don’t tell” is an example of the public policy that comes when decision-makers have little or no understanding of the stresses of those on the front. In non-combat units, it’s manageable social engineering. While any love or sexual relationship is a distraction in non-combat units, it has the potential to change behaviors in ways that get people killed in front-line units. It’s no surprise that almost 60 percent of Marines objected to lifting the ban. Recruiting and retention are bound to suffer.
● Sometime in America’s future, too, we’ll come to realize that children aren’t play-pretties for adults who have run out of toys to buy, for celebrities who are making social or political statements or for young unmarried women who can’t come up with any other answer to the question,