- Michelle Rosenthal
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Should we raise the age that an individual may join the military to 21. Individuals under 21 are not legally adults. Is it child abuse?
Should we allow minors under the age of 21 to enroll into the military and participate in war? It seems like it is a form of child abuse and neglect. Lets demand the military refrain from recruiting new members in the High Schools across the country. Should we pass a law in the USA making the minimum age 21 to enlist or be drafted into the military?
Often innocent teens just seeking assistance in paying for college sign up for the military. Lets just give them other opportunities for financial aid and technical training.
They may have a glamorous idea in their head about fighting for our country however often many atrocities are committed in war to our soldiers and in truth by our soldiers.
Lets encourage our youth to seek other nonviolent career paths. Lets support peace not war. I hope all war children are freed from war including our own under 21.
How many youngster die needlessly in war and never get the opportunity to live their life. It is really unfair to put them into that situation.
We need to try much harder to develop other peaceful interventions to world problems and solve our disputes through courts not battle fields.
We really need to follow the international laws of war and not knowingly kill innocent civilians. Many of our soldiers suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, wounds, disfigurement, biological and or chemical weapon exposures, amputations and death.
Should a proposal be entered into the UN calling for a worldwide resolution to ban soldiers under 21 from military service and give our kids a chance to live?
What do you think?