Conversation with a National Guard Recruiter

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Vance: Would you drop a bomb on my house if Obama ordered you to?Recruiter: No.

Vance: So you would disobey an order from your commander in chief?
Recruiter: Yes.

Vance: Would you drop a bomb on Syria if Obama ordered you to?
Recruiter: I don’t have to worry about doing that.

Vance: What about the people that you recruit to join the Guard?
Recruiter: That is their decision.

He is right. It is their decision. If you join the active duty military or reserves you might be put in a situation where you have to kill or be killed, destroy the property of someone who was no threat to the United States, and/or kill someone for Uncle Sam who had not done anything to America. Go ahead and join. Just don’t expect us to cheer you in airports and thank you for your service. Just don’t expect us to think of you as anything less than a destroyer, a mercenary, and a murderer.

3:30 pm on September 4, 2013