Charlie Rangel believes that the U.S. military "disproportionately puts the burden of war on minorities and lower-income families."
Again, just another Democrat trying to promote the ridiculous idea that those who join the military are stupid, weak, and poor. People who join the military do so for all kinds of reasons, but the great thing is in this day and age, it's their CHOICE. If a poor black kid from the Bronx wants to join for a better life, GOOD FOR HIM, but let's understand nobody forced him to do it. HE MADE THE CHOICE!
Rangel also supports mandatory military service for all men and women. First off, just like not everyone is cut out for college level academics, or for certain types of jobs, others aren't cut out for the military. It's not a bad thing, it is what it is. And this is America and in America we should be free to choose whether we join or not. And we need to quit promoting the US military as a haven for weak, uneducated, and minority and start promoting it for what it is---a military full of men and women who come from all walks of life, who join for many reasons, who in most cases come out of the service a better and different person than when they went in.
But it was their choice, and for our military to remain high-quality it has to be remain that way.
You know what is really funny about all this?
Months ago the Dems were spreading the a rumor that the Republicans were hoping to bring back the draft which would disproportionately affect minorities, the poor, and the uneducated.
Now the Dems want mandatory military service because they believe an all-volunteer military disproportionately affects minorities, the poor, and the uneducated.
Which is it Charlie?