Who Defends America?

Posted by freedomforall 3 weeks, 3 days ago to Philosophy
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Georgia had the highest representation ratio, at 1.5, meaning it contributed 50 percent more than its share of the country's eighteen to twenty-four year old population. By this measure, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and Arizona round out the top five. On the other end of the spectrum—states that contribute fewer recruits than their share of eighteen to twenty-four year olds (those with ratios less than one)—are Washington, DC, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York.

Naturally, the people in DC who send the military to die have the lowest participation rate in defending America.
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  • Posted by Kittyhawk 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Would you say today's military is actually defending America?
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    • Posted by  $  TomB666 2 weeks, 6 days ago
      Fair question. When I was young(er) I spent 25 years in the USAF and thought I was defending the US. Now, (31+ years later), I'm not so sure. Was I just contributing to the profits of the political hacks who own congress???? Is the US where it is because people in other countries are just so much more stupid that they support even more socialist corruption???? I wonder....
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  • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    There was one category I didn't see exp;licitly called out: the non-citizen serving in the US military. I know the number is small, but it still shold be shown . Most serve honorably and achieve citizenship early as a reward for their service. They shold be acknowledged.
    It may be they are counted in the various state numbers , but they should be called out. Same is true for the territories and trust holdings (Guam., American Samoa for example)
    Does anyone know his figure?
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Not surprisingly, CA, NY, MA are underrepresented. There was a time when recruiters were banned from Harvard.

    Not to mention DC.
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    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 3 weeks, 2 days ago
      Now wait one. Are we only counting states that have military deaths? Texas Boys and girls are out there winning. Maybe they are better trained. My grandson's whole platoon got wiped out but he survived.
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      • Posted by 3 weeks, 2 days ago
        The graph is based on how many volunteered for military service in each state in ratio to the population of the state in 2016; figures in 2017 are similar. Deaths are not counted here.
        For example, CA actually had the largest number of recruits but compared to the population of CA the ratio was smaller than ratio average in other states. TX had the second largest number of recruits.
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