Military Recruiting Lead: Oberlin, Ohio
Meet Jonathan Bruno, President of the Oberlin College Republicans. He's organized "Support Our Troops" donation boxes of care package items, located in business all over town. Why?
"I think that our troops out there in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere are making huge sacrifices, and in most cases they don't get the recognition they deserve," said Bruno. "The reason we're doing this is just to try to bring attention to the fact that these men and women are extremely courageous. They've made incredible sacrifices and we ought to be recognizing that."
To his credit, when we Asked Mr. Bruno The Question, he responded:
I would like to say that I have indeed considered military service, and I certainly have not ruled it out for the future. I ultimately came to the conclusion that I would be better equipped to serve my country having earned a degree and gained a set of skills closely tailored to my natural abilities. I have no doubt that, if and when the time comes, I will be a much more effective defender of Liberty and the American way of life having continued my education.
Mr. Bruno also stated, "Just because some conservatives decide against military service for one reason or another, this does not preclude them from having the good sense to realize that taking a firm stance against terrorism and America's enemies is the right thing to do."
So here's our question: How firm?
Update: At his request, I've removed Mr. Bruno's e-mail from this post. Please, in the future, keep your comments civil. Hate mail is not acceptable and not in the spirit of Operation Yellow Elephant. Thank you.