We get it…
AOC doesn’t care about America.
How do we know this? Because nobody who would draw up the Green New Deal could have ANYTHING but contempt for the United States.
However, up until recently, we did think that her own self-preservation instincts would kick in and she would at least come to her senses and realize just how important keeping our country safe from foreign threats really is.
She may not like the fact that America has the strongest military in the world…
But we thought she’d at least respect the fact that it’s imperative to keeping the world—and more importantly, herself—safe.
We were wrong.
AOC absolutely doesn’t see how important a strong US military presence is to the safety of the entire world – and her latest boneheaded move PROVES that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
What’s she doing?
She wants to stop the process of recruitment for all arms of the military.
To AOC, the military isn’t a viable career option for poor kids. Instead, she sees it as exploitative.
Stripping The Military Of It’s Most Valuable Asset
She turned her venom onto the armed forces during a recent New York Times interview by saying, “Whether through recruitment stations in their lunchrooms or now through e-sports teams, children in low-income communities are persistently targeted for enlistment.”
Whether she knows it or not, there are plenty of kids from higher-income families that choose to enlist as well…
The difference is that these kids may have other choices when they graduate high school where many of the low-income kids do not.
“In many public high schools where military recruiters have a daily presence, there is not even a counselor. As a result, the military stops feeling like a ‘choice’ and starts feeling like the only option for many young, low-income Americans.”
And that’s true…
But for MANY of them – especially those that didn’t have the foresight or ability to make good grades – the military the BEST option if they want to be able to have a career and/or go to school after their enlistment is up.
In fact, there are many kids from low-income backgrounds that wind up having long and rewarding careers in the military…
But apparently, AOC doesn’t want this option being offered to those coming from meager means.
What does she expect them to do?
Go to trade school (which is PERFECTLY fine and commendable as well)?
But AOC also says that choice isn’t being given to many of the poor kids, she says, without any kind of facts backing her claim up, that “low-income Americans are not being given anywhere near the same information or access to trade schools, college or other post-graduate opportunities.”
Is that really the case?
What gives higher-income students more access to this? Their money?
Last time we checked, coming from the middle or upper class does not give you more access to information in a public school…
One simply has to ask.
Is It Unfair? Or Simply A Great Opportunity?
Of course, looking at a military career isn’t something that one should turn their nose up at…
The benefits of becoming a soldier are vast and can help break the cycle of poverty for a family that’s been stuck in the mire for generations.
Servicemen and women are offered free college, free room and board, free healthcare, the opportunity earn an undergraduate degree at little to no cost, and have access to the military G.I. Bill, which gives them affordable housing options when they get out of the service.
It’s not a bad deal…
But it is to AOC.
Maybe if she asked the 20 million PLUS vets that are in the US whether or not they found their military service valuable, she’d find out that her views are nothing more than a bartender’s dream.
Which is fitting.
The military is fine choice for any young person that doesn’t feel they’re ready for university life or the real world…
And to take that opportunity away because you feel recruitment targets the poor simply because they have fewer options is simply doing a disservice to the entire community.
Which again, is fitting…
That’s what Democrats tend to do!
“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” – John F. Kennedy