Ahh, America the beautiful, where it's legal to die for your country one year before it's legal to vote or get laid, and four years before it's legal to get drunk.
Ladies and gentlemen, I propose that either the last two items be lowered, or the first one raised. If you keep it legal to enlist at 17, but make it illegal to fight on foreign soil until 21, it still solves the problem of losing kids in far away lands.
Except on vacation.
YES! Whole heartedly agree.
It's similar here in Canada, at 17 you can fight and die for your country, but you have to wait until you're 19-21 to drink alcohol or smoke.
But you can have sex when you're 16 without risking that whole statutory rape thing. So a WHOLE year after you're allowed to have sex and a year before you're allowed to get drunk you can fight for, and die for, your country. Sickening. I agree, I think the order of progression is a bit wonky. I'm thinking those ages should be more like:
17 military but no deployment
18-19 alcohol cigarettes and voting
20-21 eligible for deployment
But that's just my opinion I guess, a lot of people disagree with that order of progression.
"George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd."