Military

Giving Real Meaning to Veterans Day

Any element of self-sacrifice in war is a betrayal of our soldiers and the American freedom they fight for.

Memorial Day: What We Owe Our Soldiers

Memorial Day: What We Owe Our Soldiers

To send soldiers into war without a clear self-defense purpose, and without providing them every possible protection, is a betrayal of their valor and a violation of their rights.

Muhammad Ali and the Military Draft

Muhammad Ali and the Military Draft

“If the state may force a man to risk death or hideous maiming and crippling, in a war declared at the state’s discretion, for a cause he may neither approve of nor even understand, if his consent is not required to send him into unspeakable martyrdom—then, in principle, all rights are negated in that state, and its government is not man’s protector any longer. What else is there left to protect?”

Draft Equals Moral Bankruptcy

Opinion surveys have indicated that a growing number of young people and their parents are wary of the Army's recruiting pitch at a time when soldiers in Iraq are killed and wounded virtually every day. Spring is typically one of the more difficult periods of the year...

Drafts–Real and Imagined

If you are John Kerry, how do you strike fear in the hearts of twenty-somethings--a demographic that typically leans left but is notoriously unlikely to show up at the polls on Election Day? One way is to hint that your opponent plans to draft them into the military....

Questioning George W. Bush’s Military Service

Imagine for a moment Donald Trump in front of a corporate board of directors as candidate for the job of CEO. During the course of the interview a director asks Trump about an entry level job as clerk he held thirty plus years ago. The director points out that...

The Power of Liberty To Transform Nations

President George W. Bush, in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention: "The progress we and our friends and allies seek in the broader Middle East will not come easily, or all at once. Yet Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the...

The Media Frenzy Over Abu Ghraib Military Prison in Iraq

The American Civil War was not about conditions in Andersonville prison and the war in Iraq is not about conditions in Abu Ghraib prison. Terrible things happened in both military prisons but that was a small part of both these wars. When our troops are putting their...

The Economics of the Military Draft

Last year, Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) introduced bills calling for reinstatement of the military draft. A far more descriptive term for the military draft is government confiscation of labor services, but keeping with the spirit of...

The Draft Is Anathema To Human Freedom

In his Op-Ed column, "To arms," Tony Blankley argues that the youth of America needs to be sacrificed for the greater good and hints that we may need the draft to do it. Referencing the last living veterans of this generation, Blankly writes: Just as the country that...

Who’s Guarding our Military Equipment?

On Oct. 3, an illegal alien truck driver from Canada was caught hauling a shipment of Humvees into northern Maine. They weren't just any Humvees. They were U.S. military Humvees scheduled for delivery from the Texas Army National Guard in Houston to the Maine National...

Pentagon Jihadis

Islamists who despise America have penetrated U.S. prisons, law enforcement, and armed forces.

P.C. Religious Police vs. America’s Military

There's something terribly wrong when an American soldier overseas can't receive Scriptures in the mail, but a Muslim chaplain can preach freely among al Qaeda and Taliban enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay. This is a story of two soldiers, one Christian, one Muslim....

America’s Military Must Focus on Vital Missions

Even as West African peacekeeping forces began landing in Liberia, the calls for American troops continued. "You Americans alone are the only people who can help us," a fighter with the Liberian president's anti-terrorism unit told The Washington Post. Yet the fact...

An Idea Not Worth Drafting: Conscription is Slavery

Since the attacks on 9-11, the issue of the draft has sat simmering on the backburner of American politics with intermittent bouts on the front pages of political news. Its latest proponent is Congressman Charles Rangel, a left-darling from New York, whose entire...

 

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