I served on active duty from 1992 to 1996 and was mobilized from the reserves again from 2001 to 2003. I have advised both my young sons to never go in the military (at least whatever’s left of it 10 years from now) and I will do everything in my power to stop them from doing so. No way I’m going to see my boys killed or maimed for a crumbling European style cradle to grave welfare state that’s no longer interested in freedom and the responsibility that goes with it. In fact, I’m getting us all on food stamps. Might as well get ours while there’s still something to get.