We are in big trouble

June 30, 2010 | By | Reply More

Take a guess . . . what percentage of young adults from Philadelphia would be qualified to serve in the military? 92%? 45%? Now check this out:

A nonprofit group says that up to 90 percent of young Philadelphians are ineligible for military service because of criminal records, obesity or lack of education.

So you’re probably thinking that the problem is with young adults in big cities, but you’re an optimist:

Nationally, the Defense Department estimates that 75 percent of young adults are disqualified from military service.

Ouch. We need boot camp for everyone. We need to put a moratorium on French fries, television and the “war on drugs.”

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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