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Who sends sons and daughters to war?

Who sends sons and daughters to war?

  • their parents?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • the governments?

    Votes: 10 100.0%
  • somebody else?

    Votes: 1 10.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Rumpel

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Who sends sons and daughters to war?
 
Isn't that quite an archaic idea?

 
Who sends sons and daughters to war?

Governments send people to war. Practically every person is a son or daughter.
 
There's no draft in the U.S. so they volunteer to go where the government sends them.
 
Well, from what I have read, a lot of American boys and even famous male movie stars sent themselves to war.

There was a genuine desire among many American males to join the armed forces after Pearl Harbor.

JFK and Richard Nixon were among them.
 
Well, from what I have read, a lot of American boys and even famous male movie stars sent themselves to war.
OK - so they were self-sent and not parent-sent. :)
 
Well, from what I have read, a lot of American boys and even famous male movie stars sent themselves to war.

There was a genuine desire among many American males to join the armed forces after Pearl Harbor.

JFK and Richard Nixon were among them.
I was thoroughly and totally opposed to my son going in the military but he was on the cusp of 18 and it was no longer my decision, so I quietly got drunk and kept my mouth shut about it. When he told me he wanted to do something that made a difference, I realized that he had learned something from me after all.

It turned out a positive for him (we were not at war at the time).

We raise our kids as best we can, but at some point we have to allow them the independence we trained them to take. It can be a scary moment.
 
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