Time: Approximately 71% of the 34 million 17-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. would not qualify for military service because of reasons related to health, physical appearance and educational background, according to the Pentagon.
The ineligible typically includes those who are obese, those who lack a high school diploma or a GED, convicted felons, those taking prescription drugs for ADHD and those with certain tattoos and ear gauges, the Wall Street Journal reports, though some requirements can be waived.
Only 1% of young people are both “eligible and inclined to have conversation with” the military about possible service, according to the Defense Department. more …
Opinion: The wussification of the American male:
2014: “A hearing examiner supported the decision of a Baltimore-area school principal to suspend a 7-year-old boy for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun.”
2015: “A fifth grade boy in Pennsylvania has been suspended, and faces possible expulsion for firing an “imaginary” arrow at a classmate.”
2016: “Teen boy allowed to wear dress to prom”
2017: “There is absolutely nothing wrong with boys wearing dresses”
2018: “Four Broward County Deputies cowered by their police cars while 17 people were murdered.”
Nothing to see folks, move along …