Raising the age for military service

I think there is something intrinsically wrong with allowing our youth to put their lives on the line before they’re able to legally have a sip of alcohol.

I’m sickened every time I see reports of deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq but more so when it’s a 19 or 20 year old.

I think the age when you can serve in the military should be raised to 21.

At 21 the thought processes are better developed to make a choice that could mean life or death.  Those signing up aren’t teen-agers or young adults; they are adults.  Shouldn’t such an important decision, one that defines their future, be made by adults?


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