Will Trump’s children enlist to battle ISIS?
Donald Trump has something in common with another well-known Republican figure: Dick Cheney. Both received five deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War era and both are very brave when it comes to talk of sending the children of other families into the theater of war.
Trump received four student deferments while he attended the Wharton School of Finance. Getting an education was a common means of avoiding the draft for many; it was a win-win. But all good things must come to an end.
During school, Trump was a talented athlete. He was 6 feet 2, played squash, tennis and even football. But coincidentally, after he graduated in the spring of 1968 and was then eligible for the draft, he was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels and was given a 1-Y medical deferment. Luckily, the bone spurs seem to have healed sometime after his deferment was no longer needed.
I have an idea. Trump has five wonderful, smart and healthy children. Excepting Barron, his youngest, all are eligible for service to our country. Perhaps they should enlist in the various services to prove their dedication to their father’s willingness to increase the amount of troops in order to beat ISIS quickly.
America is experiencing a civil war. It is not a geographical war; it is ideological. There is a strong movement of anti-intellectualism in our country, and Trump is its leader. Win or lose, the transition to Trump’s knee-jerk diplomacy will have negative effects for generations to come.
Robert J. Wegrzynowski