One claim against Singer’s argument for example would be, if I donated a portion of money to help people out in countries that are not as fortunate. How would me, this one particular person help make a big enough difference to help that vast number of people that are suffering out. Even if I gave a lot of money, goods, or materials one person can’t help billions of anguished people out. Although you would hope people would follow in suit with those actions, one can’t guarantee that people will pay it forward with good intentions. However just because other people aren’t going to help the deprived people, doesn’t mean one shouldn’t assist them.
Obama had given 150 billion dollars and is pitching a fit over 38 billion dollars that we are using for our defense Our military already do not get paid enough per month. They get paid 1416.30 at the closest per month. Which is not a lot at all. So I think that that is why soldiers should make more. I think that that baseball players should not make as much money as they do.
Our country has been at war for over 13 years now, and in my opinion, it is not really slowing down as far as the terrorist threat is concerned. The terrorists are getting bolder, deadlier, and adapting to our tactics. For these factors, I think moral disengagement will rear its head among our ranks. The rules of engagement and the Geneva Convention are not protecting our troops from the enemy and causes Soldiers to go against what they no to be right, and go for what is best for them to survive and come home. The example in the reading was about LTC West.
If I am higher in rank I will get better housing, pay, and respect. Staying will improve my chances of getting promoted. With only about 4,000 out of the original 12,000 able to fight, General Washington needs every man he can get (Busch 147). The force gets smaller every day due to sickness, death, expiration of enlistment, and deserting(Busch 147, Background 141).
There is less support to Reservists who return from active duty. Reserve soldiers are mostly the ones that suffer from higher rates of suicide. In education If a student’s sole goal in joining the military is to pursue a college education, the student should explore the many scholarship opportunities available in New Jersey and consider participating in college ROTC programs. The GI Bill, which gives education benefits, makes it easier for soldiers to gain access to education funding. But, the Bill still requires 36 months of active duty service and an honorable discharge before a veteran can receive benefits that would pay for a typical undergraduate degree.
Many of the military 's veteran benefits for employment and education have also suffered from a lack of funding and support. Employers are required by law to hold the jobs of soldiers and reinstate a veteran into their job upon their return from service, yet many veterans who have sustained physical and psychological injuries find it impossible to return to their previous employment. The GI Bill has helped many returning veterans go to college and seek better employment. However, this benefit is disappearing. The U.S. Army, in order to offset the large cost of the Iraq War, has asked new recruits to pay $100 a month, or $1200 in their first year, to receive educational benefits.
There are also many strongly opposed to free community college and find many faults in the President’s plan. Free community college would greatly effect this country. Whether good or bad, its impact would be felt across the nation.
One could be an avid supporter for the ending of child labor, but do they really know how far the roots go? All in all, child labor is not the best thing to utilize, but it provides a means for the impoverished families in third world countries to stay
It is better to give to our country than to receive. Larry Fennelly’s essay “Is National Service a Cure for America’s Woes?” conveys that “asking what we can do for our country” could benefit America. It is no secret that each generation brings newer technology and ideas to help the country, but the easy way is often chosen. Fennelly’s ideas on alternative ways to help the country may leave the reader questioning aspects of the government. Alternative options should be provided to those who cannot serve in the military, but it should not be forced upon everyone.
Should the Draft Be Reinstated? (Consequences of the United States Military Draft) The United States issued a military draft in 1940 in order to fill the spots of the armed forces that were not being filled voluntarily. It was a safety net in order for America to know that we would have back up if anything were to happen in the world.
Volunteerism in Communities Fellowship, neighbors, and solidarity are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about community. Communities thrive on togetherness and support, and the best way to ensure the flourishing of these concepts is to get involved within the neighborhoods, towns, or communities that we live in. In his writing, “Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital”, Robert Putnam discusses the connection between social capital and community engagement. Putnam defines social capital as, “…features of social organization such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation for mutual benefits” (Putnam 182).
Our Warriors Today there is an outrage in our Veteran community of how terrible the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and their lack of caring and funding for our heroes. In this paper I will give facts on how terrible this problem really is, whether it is our homeless Veterans, Veterans who die waiting for help from the VA because they cannot afford other healthcare, or the horrid waiting times in order to get any help.
I do think that how civilians are viewed and treated in war can be indicative of whether one side or both are pursuing total war. However, Bell’s argument is fairly weak on this point, which is an issue as he spends so much time defending it. As he notes, during the ancien régime generals wanted to avoid battles and fight them with well-trained forces. If well trained forces existed, and they obviously did, it stands to reason there was already some civilian/military divide in European society. While I can’t speak for Bell, he seems to be trying to make the argument that a clear distinction first needed to be made in society and it needed to hold some relevance.