And then there’s this asshole. Excerpt:
A presidential candidate hopes to break out from the back of the pack and into America’s hearts by promising to force America’s high school graduates to spend a year working for the government, whether they want to or not.
John Delaney has made it into the Democratic Primary debates this week, despite polling between 0 and 1 percent recently and looking and sounding like a character invented by Will Ferrell. Over the weekend he attempted to grab some attention by rolling out a plan for mandatory national service:
It’s time to bring the country together, to restore our sense of shared purpose and rebuild a common and inclusive national destiny. That’s why we need mandatory national service. pic.twitter.com/f4d6zjshEc
— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) July 28, 2019
Under his plan, he explains on his site, “all Americans would be required to serve their country for at least one year, with an option to serve for two. This requirement would apply to everyone upon turning 18, no exceptions.”
To which I can only reply, “fuck off, slaver.”
Seriously, what the hell is this moron thinking? In what insane universe is he living in to think this is a good idea? It’s bad enough that our kids are already sentenced to twelve years in our government-run public schools, now shit-for-brains Delaney wants them to labor for the Imperial government for two more years? I’d ask why, but the answer would almost certainly be “because fuck you, that’s why.”
And what “sense of shared destiny” is he talking about, exactly? A shared destiny that involves government-mandated indentured servitude?
If that’s Delaney’s idea of shared destiny, I’ll have no damned part of it, and neither should anyone else.