Monday, November 16, 2009

Where’s the Hate ?

I just finished reading an opinion piece in the Washington Post. Something must be wrong. It made sense, it included Republicans, acting on a bipartisan measure, honoring a Republican and it wasn’t hateful at all. Can this really be Washington ?

Yes. It can.

ROTC for civilian service

”But inspiration is not enough. The military, after all, does not rely solely on patriotic feelings to build its force, and neither should the civilian parts of government. One of the most powerful incentives the military has is the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which offers assistance to those seeking higher education. It's time for a civilian ROTC.

That's the idea of a bipartisan group of senators and House members, who are proposing to create a Roosevelt Scholars program, named after Teddy Roosevelt. Reps. David Price (D-N.C.) and Mike Castle (R-Del.) have introduced a bill in the House, and a similar measure is expected in the Senate this week from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio). “

Sign me up. What a breath of fresh air. The rest of the article is well worth reading.

Don Brown
November 16, 2009


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