The Body Snatchers: Kids, Did Your Recruiters Tell You About the Shallow Graves?

“Look! You fools! You’re in danger! Can’t you see? They’re after you! They’re after all of us! Our wives…our children…they’re here already! You’re next!” ~Dr. Miles Bennell, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers Before you or someone you love enlists, check out the lessons you’d better learn from the aptly-named article, “No Soldier Left Behind”: … Continue reading “The Body Snatchers: Kids, Did Your Recruiters Tell You About the Shallow Graves?”

10 Ways to Protect Your Child From the ASVAB

“Many parents have experienced the eerie intuition that tells them their child is in danger.” – Jesus on Parenting “Mom, there’s this test we’re supposed to take tomorrow,” my daughter told me one night last year, “but I have a funny feeling about it. Our guidance counselor came in and said that the school would … Continue reading “10 Ways to Protect Your Child From the ASVAB”

How to Protect Your Child from the Coming Draft

"Fighting should be reserved for genuine self-defense in the face of imminent attack, when no other help is available. Preemptive strikes and aggression disguised as self-defense won’t pass muster under the Golden Rule." – Jesus on Parenting: 10 Essential Principles That Will Transform Your Family Draft? What draft? Yes, there’s a draft going on right … Continue reading “How to Protect Your Child from the Coming Draft”

Token Balance

“In all fairness, the NYT apparently allows its columnists freedom in choosing their material, including Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert, and Frank Rich. But remember, it’s the front page headlines and stories that have an impact in Washington, D.C.” ~Buzzflash Most Americans sympathize with parents who’ve lost their children, especially when those losses are said to … Continue reading “Token Balance”

‘Good’ Military Families vs. ‘Bad’ Military Families

“Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld In times of war, particularly when that war is starting to look meaningless and futile, its promoters must keep one highly influential group under control: the families and friends of fallen soldiers. Whether by enemy or friendly fire, on the battlefield … Continue reading “‘Good’ Military Families vs. ‘Bad’ Military Families”

‘Believe the Evidence of Your Eyes’

Sometimes the truth comes from the strangest places. While arguments for and against the war rage on TV and radio talk shows, in chat rooms and editorial pages, at last someone breaks through all the noise to say: “I ask our youngest citizens to believe the evidence of your eyes” (sic). That person is President … Continue reading “‘Believe the Evidence of Your Eyes’”