Quite obviously you've never been through a natural disaster or other event which you cannot prepare for or handle. Some folks are not so lucky.
It establishes at least basic protections should be provided
based upon a series of taxes levied upon the citizens.
Because not everyone gets lucky enough to avoid tragedy,
I'm amazed at how right wing the world is becoming
Not to mention how when the country's in a mess, who by far and beyond get drafted and even in peacetime fill the enlisted military positions? Or to put a finer point on it, whose children get to die for the security of the privileges they never had?
Draft or not, military service is the main route out of the hood, as I know very well.And I enlisted in the military in the mid 60s and came from a well to do family. I met people in the service from all walks of life, so what's your point?Where do most of the soldiers that guard the precious privileges and foreign assets come from?But oh yeah, they get paid and have the VA for healthcare when they get out, what a deal!I received a first class education in electronics as part of my military service and it set me up for a very successful and satisfying career is civilian life after those four years. And I consider my decision to enlist in the service one of the best decision I ever made. It may not be the best path for everyone but like so many things in life it is what you make of it.Sorry Lefty but if you really knew poor, you wouldn't think the draft is all that sucks.I have no doubt that being poor sucks. Life is not fair and the universe cares none about ones station in life. But that aside there are many many people that start out in life poor and find a way to improve themselves. The military is but one way many have found to be path out of poverty either by the education gained in an single enlistment or by making it a career. And of course there are people born rich that later in life lose it all in poor decisions or just bad luck. I ask again what is your point, that life is not fair? That somehow all people should be equal in wealth? I just think too many typical ideology class warfare battles have left you too wounded to think logically or practical. Lefty