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Medical confidentiality is an important topic. A much more dangerous threat to your kid’s future is the federally mandated presence of military recruiters on campus. Your children are being exposed to the slickest high tech recruiting campaign in history without your consent. Most kids aren’t stupid so recruitment is down.

Now you are going to be pressured to encourage your children to enlist and willingly expose them to the toxicity of war or your patriotism will be in doubt. That is loathsome. As a member of the Ceremonial Guard at Arlington, I witnessed no greater grief than that of a father who had encouraged his son to fight in Vietnam. As we lowered the casket, he sobbed, “My son, my son what have I done?” Are you really willing to risk this type of loss on a war based on reasons that are mercurial at best?

Our leaders are deathly afraid of the draft, as it will put their kids at risk. Your complicity will help keep their children safe at home. The truth of this war will arrive with our returning troops and we must prepare to welcome and assist these wounded souls while opposition to the war increases.



John Keane

Nevada City


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