A few quick things in regards to the previous Beto post:
1.) I am not opposed to a mandatory war tax that would be levied should we declare war. I think that would be a great idea. I think a war tax that only families who are “non-military” that is presented to a voter’s forum composed of vets in a grotesque act of pandering that will be used to fund their health care and kept in some special secret fund is a fucking idiotic idea and deserves to be mocked on multiple levels. Take it a step farther and arms dealers are only allowed to create munitions and weapon systems at 1% above cost during a declared war and take the profit out of it.
2.) I don’t think Beto is a bad person and I think he does indeed have a lot of charisma, but I have been exceptionally underwhelmed by his performances post Senate run- and his policy ideas, particularly when compared to Warren and others are half-baked and more like something that came out of a political jam session. I don’t believe he is ready for the Presidency.
3.) I am not as concerned about a lack of professionalism in the military as many others should we bring back the draft. Maybe having such a professional military is why instead of a last course of action, use of force or threats of use of force are one of the first things we do. Regardless, there would still be a core of volunteers in the full time army, it would just be smaller and we’d actually have take time to build up before waging costly and destructive wars of choice.
4.) I don’t think many of you fully appreciate the extent of the military/civilian divide that is currently the situation in the United States. A good portion of our veterans come out of the service radicalized and honestly do think they are better than the rest of the country. It’s very dangerous.