Chatting with New York Post columnist F.E. Buckley Sunday morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends agreed that America should reinstitute the draft – but not because it needs more soldiers.
Forcing America’s kids to serve would fix the problem of liberal public school teachers failing to instill love of country into the children in their classrooms, according to Buckley's argument.
During a segment on the Fox morning show, Buckley observed that today’s kids were not being taught morality in public schools. And he argued that a military draft would solve the problem because it is not controlled by the teachers’ union.
“Public school used to be the most American thing about America,” Buckley complained. “And you’d get out of public school learning some pretty good values. And now, the teaching core has completely abandoned that mission. Where you would find it would be in the military. So, I’m saying one extra year — up to now it’s age 16 — add another year.”
Fox & Friends co-host Griff Jenkins was sympathetic to the cause but wondered if it was possible “with the culture of public schools today” that teachers would encourage students to join the military.
Buckley replied that they wouldn’t:
“The teacher core would be opposed to that because it would teach love of America, it would teach personal responsibility, all the things they hate. So, yeah, all the more reason why we should do it. The only people I feel sorry for in all of this would be the draft instructors.”
RawStory notes that President Donald Trump “reportedly received five military deferments during the Vietnam War: four for college and one for a bone spur in his heel.”