Talking points for trolls
Ever wonder why the same arguments keep coming up in the comments section? It's because the right wing has think tanks and organizations to distribute their talking points. This is from a group called Young America's Foundation.
Talking Points Against the "Chickenhawk" argument
So, the big argument from the Left in regards to the Iraq war is essentially: If you support the war, but do not sign up to serve yourself, you are a hypocrite and a "chichenhawk."
I am sure many of you may come across this on campus. To help counter this, we have put together the following talking points:
1. We are engaged in a war of ideas on college campuses that is essential to winning the war on terror. This is also very important since hateful professors are spewing anti-American rhetoric at the students every day and students rarely hear all sides of the argument.
2. The Vietnam war was lost because there weren't enough people on the homefront telling the truth and supporting the war...
3. Where were these leftists when Clinton was sending our troops to Kosovo, Somalia, and Haiti? They weren't signing up then. Also, why aren't they serving in various UN peacekeeping missions worldwide, according to their logic?
4. The troops in our programs tell us it is so important to continue the battle of ideas on campuses and to support the men overseas through programs like what we did with Freedom Alliance to send needed supplies and thank you notes over there during the conference.
5. We are the ones fighting for the right to serve in ROTC on campuses. The same leftists who criticize us for not joining the military are stripping willing and able college students at Yale, Harvard, Emory, Stanford, etc from their rights to serve their country.
6. The majority of Americans do not serve in the military, so the Left is essentially disenfranchising them from contributing their voice to the debate.
7. The logic is flawed that only people who are involved in something can voice an opinion about it. For example – the public voices its opinion about a wide range of government programs even though most people are not in the government, and people speak about welfare but not many are actually on it or administering it.