It is very sad when a police officer (or anyone gets killed), especially of the person is a parent.
The gripe that I have is when I drive on base and see umpteen children, all belonging to the same military family when the costs of losing a parent in war is staggering. I thought the meaning of the idea of the military is to defend our nation (with the possibility of losing your - the soldier's- life), not to start a large family. I get perturbed when people join the military for the wrong reasons.
What is your opinion on this?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by mom2twobabes at 4:54 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by momjoy1027 at 5:02 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by ZaTa at 5:37 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Now I am intrigued. OP, what do you suggest? That military men and women can't start families until they are discharged? Or should their families be limited to a certain number of children, depending on certain criteria? Like a private can have one, but higher ranks can have more depending on rank? Would you be willing to let the government tell you how many children you can have?
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:57 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by matthewscandi at 5:59 PM on Apr. 4, 2009