According to the Military Times, Congress is toying with the idea of lowering physical requirements to join the military.
Apparently, the percentage of 17 to 24-year-olds who are physically ineligible to enlist is a whopping 70%.
Terrific. The armed forces need GI Joes. And all they have to choose from are a bunch Ken dolls.
“‘Should we make it easier for someone who has, for example, expertise in computers to serve in the military even though they can’t meet all the physical requirements?’ House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said during a media roundtable on Wednesday.”
You mean like Bradley Manning?
I read this article and immediately thought of something Xander said in an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
the technical skills to join the Swiss army.
And all those guys make you do is uncork a
couple of sassy cabernets.”
Maybe it’s time to require JROTC for all high school students.
Or, better yet, put the “physical fitness” back into PE.
Check out this video about La Sierra High School’s physical fitness program from the 1960s.
Tell me. Can you see the modern-day high school Ken Dolls doing this?
Let’s be blunt here. Children today are soft and pampered.
But it shouldn’t be surprising that public schools aren’t challenging kids physically. After all, they barely challenge the academically.
But the solution isn’t to lower the standards to join the military.
The solution is to raise the physical fitness standards in public schools.
Let’s be honest. We don’t need a military populated by Ken Dolls.
Unless of course, we want them to get their asses kicked.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. pic.twitter.com/XpCTHNVIQZ
— Military Support (@MilitaryEarth) March 3, 2018
Hat tip: Roxanne.
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