Residents of Eureka, California will vote this fall on the Eureka Youth Protection Act. At first blush, who could be against protecting youth? But who are they protecting them from? Ah, here it is:
“No person who is employed by or an agent of the United States government shall, within the city of Eureka, in the execution of his or her job duties, recruit, initiate contact with for the purpose of recruiting, or promote the future enlistment of any person under the age of 18 into any branch of the United States Armed Forces.”
Signatures for the proposed regulation were gathered in part by a group called North Coast United to Protect Youth, who, while the rest of us have been focused on jihadists and megalomaniacal totalitarians, have clearly ferreted out America’s Real Enemies–The U.S. military! Go get ’em, tigers!