I Am Against Military Recruitment of Youth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    Join Up! We'll Be Your Dad.

    I used to have a job working with a Young Offenders Team.  They were like Probation, but up to age 18.  On Thursday afternoon there'd be a 'drop-in'.  They could come in, get some free food, do something, sign in.  They'd play Connect4 and talk about what they'd been up to...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Mar 9, 2012

    Shameful

    I think government drafts and recruitment that targets the very young (and usually poverty-stricken) are disgraceful.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2010

    Here It Comes

    Am I about to get blasted for this? Oh well here goes. ya see I have babies and I just don't think that at 17/18 they can make that choice to go fight somewhere. I don't know that they have that maturity to make those decisions and would rather no one tell me or my...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2009
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