Protect privacy of your family |

Protect privacy of your family

The U.S. military has demanded that all high schools hand over the names, addresses and phone numbers of every student. This is a dangerous attempt to trespass on our children’s right to privacy. Military recruiters cite Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” act.

You and your children are legally permitted to retain the right to privacy. To retain this right, send the school administration, in writing, a request to not share or distribute your personal information. Otherwise, you can expect to be hounded by military recruiters until you agree to hand your sons over.

“The only thing that will get us to stop contacting the family is if they call their congressman,” said Major Johannes Paraan, head U.S. Army recruiter for Vermont and northeastern New York. “Or maybe if the kid died, we’ll take them off our list.”

Protect your family against this type of harassment. Make sure to request that your children’s schools protect their right to privacy and keep all information confidential.

Arly Helm

Grass Valley

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