"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Jr ROTC History in San Fran Nan's City by the Bay

From the San Franciso Chronicle:

The Board of Education voted 4-2 late Tuesday to phase out the JROTC from schools over the next two years, despite protest from hundreds of students who rallied outside the meeting.
School Board member Dan Kelly said,
"one of the big components (of JROTC) is military branding, military thinking and military recruitment, and that has to stop."
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, if I'm not mistaken (and I'm not) is a military related program, so to stop "military branding, military thinking and military recruitment," is kind of a STUPID thing to say or think if you ask me.

The military, in part serves to defend the very bizarre freedoms many residents of San Francisco hold dear. Go figure.


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