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April 25th, 2010
07:29 AM ET

America's Youth: Unfit to Serve?

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    The solution would be to include in the sweeping overhaul of immigration legislation as including the need for US Military service as a fast track basis for America citizenship.

    The immigration reform legislation should include the following:

    'If one or more members of a illegal immigrant family volunteers for US Military service, that would fast track American citizenship for that entire immigrant family'.

    April 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  2. Jonathan Chauncy

    These pudgy kids, created by the corporatocracies need for cyclic consumption, and therefore these kid’s “market share “ is destroying these kids and the world.

    In other worlds: McDonalds has been ramming cheeseburgers down these kids throats in order to make a PROFIT, and now we wonder why there fat? We should look at the skinny kids and ask why are they NOT fat?

    April 26, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  3. Nina

    Hi TJ,

    Tell President Obama...not to throw the baby out with the bath water.

    Here is a solution: Consider the actions in effect – the criminals go to jail, the rest of the people work, pay taxes and attempt to have a decent life.

    Their are people who have been in the USA for 7 years or more working, paying taxes raising their families, with no problems with associates or the system.

    Since our Government has taken their tax dollars all these years, why not allow them to stay here and continue working and paying into our Government. Let's register the people that have been here at least seven years and give them a clean bill and their citizenship....since all debt should be cancelled after seven years anyway.

    We should start emptying our prisons and send all illegal's back to their countries who have been arrested, and are serving time at our expense.

    Then get all the known gang bangers, drug users and dealers out of our country. Check all the owned businesses that only hire one race of people and see how many of them are illegal, cause the business to pay to have the laborers sent back to their countries, if they don't have proper papers and they must have proof that they have been paying taxes in th USA, and not sending the money back home, taking from us.

    I believe this would be a great starting point and save us a lot of time and money.

    Lastly, we should all pray for our President, and give him a break; it seems that he is not given any credit for anything that has been done, only critized by his enemies. Some people can't see the forest for the trees!

    Thanks, Nina

    April 26, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  4. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Lets see how unfit they are if they reinstate the draft .

    April 26, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  5. William Altrogers

    Starve the war machine by fattening our youth, excellent strategy. Maybe this can help us prevent the military machine from rolling into Iran.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:26 am |
  6. T.J.

    Are we really going to blame McDonald's for our fat children? How about we blame parents for taking their children to burger joints? How about we blame mothers who refuse to cook healthy food? How about we blame fathers who refuse to tell their chubby child you cannot have another cookie. The real problem is parents do not care enough about their children's health to say no and then provide a healthy meal.

    April 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  7. Mrs. Eileen G. Currás widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    Clearly the system is in crisis.

    May 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm |