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JOBS: President is outsourcing our military

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on July 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm | 122 Comments »
July 6, 2012 1:03 pm

I thought I had seen just about everything, but then on the Fourth of July, with President Obama looking on, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano swore in 25 members of the military from 17 different countries as U.S. citizens.

It was nothing more than a show staged in an blatantly obvious attempt to recruit Latino and other minority votes in November.

I do not blame those young people for taking this route to American citizenship. I would have done the same thing, but where does it all end? In a nation of nearly 330 million people, if there are not enough citizens who will volunteer to serve in the armed forces, it is time to reinstate the draft.

It is ironic that while the president continues to complain about the outsourcing of jobs, he is outsourcing our military.

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