Non-partisan Nonsense from California (of course)
To Chris Pagenkopf
Third-year Political Science major
University of California at Santa Barbara
While Operation Yellow Elephant certainly appreciates your support of our troops, under our Constitution, our military recruiting crisis simply isn't "completely nonpartisan." Our Army just missed its annual recruiting quota for the first time since 1999, with (or, I should say, without) the largest shortfall since 1979.
The best way for UCSB students to support our troops is to volunteer to serve in our military. As long as you are under 39, healthy and heterosexual, Our Country Needs You! And since the American people elected one party to govern all of us, our governing party's current and future leaders have a special responsibility to set a worthy example for everyone.
Once the College Republicans and the Young Republicans sign up in noticeable numbers, other Americans will follow. If they don't, and won't, why should anyone else?