Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I Love SF 

And, in the intelligent voter trifecta...
By a strong 60-40 margin San Francisco voters approved Proposition I, which bans military recruiters from public schools...
San Francisco has always pretty much had its shit together when it comes to being in the forefront of progressive issues. I'll bet the Federal government will piss and whine about this one, and try to claim that the law isn't legal or some other such dance that they never do when voters tromp on rights and ban gay marriage.

But hey, recruiters, if you want to catch the kids' attention, do it like everyone else. Creative marketing. Do it the hard way. But, really -- if we can let the recruiters waltz into the schools, then why shouldn't we let big business do it as well, and cover every surface with advertising? Hell, let's let cigarette companies go in and hock tobacco to teens as well. Why not?

What's that, you say? Cigarettes will kill them? Well, duh. So will military service. The big difference is that, with the former, at least the kids will get to live to a comparatively advanced age. They won't get a neat flag on the coffin or a fancy funeral, but that's a good trade-off, don't you think?

Still, I'd like to see more of this happen. The government has no business pushing an unjustified war on our youth while they're a captive audience. They've got no business pushing it anyway.

Thank you, San Francisco, for getting that and acting on it.

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