Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Leave Our Children Alone!

So. The good folks at MoveOn have alerted me to the fact that the Pentagon, over the last three years (roughly the amount of time spent preparing for and fighting the war in Iraq), has been collecting a secret database of personal info about teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25. This database includes cellphone numbers, e-mail addresses, physical data, etc. The goal of this database is, of course, to determine likely targets for recruitment.

Does anyone else besides me think that this is REPREHENSIBLE?!

Have they no sense of decency? At long last, have they no sense of decency?!

I have no children (yet) but my cousin has four, including a daughter in junior high school. And I'm sure that not too long from now, she'll be put on this list. Along with thousands, if not tens or hundreds of thousands, of other children.

At any rate, there is a website out there--www.leavemychildalone.org--where concerned parents (and children!) can tell the Pentagon to leave them the hell alone!!!.

To you, the three people reading this, I say this: Spread the word. Tell your friends and family about this. Let them no that you will not stand for the military setting your kids up as targets for predatory recruiters.

Of course, the silence from the "liberal" media on this issue is deafening...

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