If your children have not served in this decade’s wars, then you owe a cash debt to those who did—irrespective of whether you agree with the validity or those wars or not. So argues a new, multi-family-founded effort to raise money for veterans of “this decade’s wars,” according to the Associated Press.
As the Army Times reports, one of the founders argues, “Many people think veteran affairs are the problems for the military only. They are not.” He says, “It’s not a charity, . . . It’s a necessity.”
There you have it: you have not choice. It’s a necessity. You must either send your children to fight, or pay dearly for those who choose to do so themselves.
Indeed, the AP reporter says the group wants people to give “large sums” and see it not as charity but as “a moral obligation.”
It’s “an alternative way to serve, perhaps the price of being spared the anxiety that comes with having a loved one in a war zone.”
Anxiety? What if you believe these wars to be unjust and unnecessary, and destroying the freedoms Americans once had in many areas of life?