First You Must Learn How To Smile As You Kill

An interesting thought from the Rev. Andrew Greeley regarding the folly of a military draft:

Veterans of military service usually weigh in on this issue by announcing that the military “made a man out of me.” What kind of man, I wonder, has to brag that military brutality was essential to his manhood? Will it make a woman out of his daughter?

I recall having to sign up for the Selective Service when I turned 18 “just in case.” What a load of crap. A draft would not have made a man out of me. It would have made me a Canadian.

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