New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm want the Junior ROTC programs removed from NYC schools. Why? Here’s what he said:
I have concerns about the way they go about recruitment. It contributes to a war machine, and I have some problems with that.
I really have a problem with . . . them being there. It sends a message to kids about armed forces and their policies, what happens when they move forward with college.
Clearly, Councilman Dromm has a problem with the US military. And he doesn’t want kids to be “exposed” to their training opportunities which provide training and employment to so many Americans, not to mention the structure and discipline to persevere, achieve goals, and work as team. What horrible things to introduce our children too! (Yes, that was sarcasm.)
I wonder if he knows how and why he has the freedoms that he has? The freedom to run for office and be chosen by his peers to represent them. The freedom to speak his mind, even when he’s speaking against the protective arm of his federal government. The freedom to enact policies that may ultimately weaken our national defense by discouraging the next generation from serving.