BTW, do you realize that in 1975 we reduced size of the largest technical training system in the world - the DoD’s schools for recent inductees. Where else could a kid with no education and no future get technical training in almost every skill imagined in exchange for military service?
No, I am not advocating a return to the draft - it was too painful to endure again (have the T-shirt too). Just want to remind you of what else was lost when we went to the all volunteer force.
I was never advocating for a return of the draft or for military service. I was born in 1980, so I missed that era in our country.
I remember as a high schooler having trade school reps come to talk to us about the trades. I have several friends who went through their programs and are now very successful electricians and GCs.
Everything in this country is upside down, and until we return to the ideals of our Founders, we’re going to continue to meander this miasma known as Progressive America.