I have to question - what is wrong with our military that a single-mother, Alexis Hutchinson, now faces a court martial trial IN AFGHANISTAN, for her failure to show up for deployment. Her reasoning as it appears in this article, from this mother's viewpoint, is a valid point.
Does the military NOT try to aid these people, in ensuring that their offspring will be well cared for during these long periods of deployment?
It appears to me, that this woman was not necessarily trying to avoid service in a foreign country, but that she was worried about what may be best for her child. From the article, her grandmother is already caring for other family members, and the burden both financially and physically may be too overwhelming for this woman - and this was the catalyst for her failure to deploy.
The males in the military rely on their wives to take care of all situations in the home during their deployment, but the onus on a single-mother is much greater.
My major question here is...why would the military even consider trying this woman in a court IN Afghanistan? Why not handle judicial proceedings in the United States? Granted, the theater of war is abroad, but the "crime" for which she is charged, took place in this country.
I do not presume to know military law, but I understand common sense. Of course, that is an assumption on my part, that the two can be inter-mixed. There could be details which we are not privvy to, but I do not see that this woman chose to go AWOL, or run away from her obligation. She ran into a last minute quandry, plain and simple, and received NO assistance from her superiors whatsoever.
Are the lines so rigid in the military, that accomodations cannot be made or offered to this woman to make her deployment easier?
On a similar note, Liz Cheney on Sunday, ran off at the mouth again, declaring how our POTUS, was leaving our men in Afghanistan without the resources to fight and protect, by delaying decisions on SENDING MORE TROOPS! Hey Liz....you little offspring warmongering idiot..........we need to get our troops OUT of Afghanistan....period. It is a war we cannot win, and to continue to put these young lives on the line for a futile war is insane. The day that Liz and daddy Dick put on fatigues, strap on a gun and head to a war zone...is when I may reconsider this position (maybe)!
I should hope that this situation is cleared up amicably and fairly for this young woman. We will have to wait and see I guess.
I watched the interview of the young boy who refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance last night, and I have to say, I am impressed. This articualte young man has a valid point and by taking advantage of his rights under the Constitution...has definitely made his feelings known.
He has proven that he is a wise young man and has the ability to "stand by his convictions." In reciting the Pledge daily, these young children, as a rule, have no idea what the Pledge even means. They have learned this quote by rote - and missed the meaning altogether. Except for this one young man.
Maybe he will start a movement among other children who are free thinkers as well. Do I think that any adults will follow suit or agree? Some possibly. For me, I'm with ya buddy....till all citizens, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc., are given equal status under the law - no Pledge of Allegiance!
......WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!!!!
Have a good day and I shall return.........later....................
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