A “Modest Proposal” for Chuck Hagel: Eliminate Pre-K and Ninth Grade
Chuck Hagel recommends shrinking the Army to its smallest troop levels since before World War II as part of his newly eviscerated Defense Department budget.
With the military in danger in Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Russia, China and North Korea his decision seems a bit counterproductive.
I think we should deal with Hagel’s silly, dangerous suggestion in Jonathan Swift’s language. In “A Modest Proposal” Swift suggests that we can solve problems by eating the children.
I think eating children is a bit of an extreme solution for our budget shortfall with regard to the military. We would be far better off eliminating de Blasio’s utopian Pre-K plan and saving money there. If that’s not enough we can eliminate ninth grade. Who needs ninth grade anyhow? It is neither here nor there, somewhere between junior high school and high school.
While getting rid of Pre-K might make the lives of parents more difficult, it will not affect the number of geniuses or super-productive youths in our society. Ninth grade doesn’t matter. The crème de la crème will still rise to the top.
Most of our students are not particularly bright vis-à-vis other nations and a year more or less from their arbitrary schedule would not harm us as a nation. We don’t necessarily have to get rid of ninth grade. Tenth will do but ninth is more bridgeable between junior high school and high school. This plus getting rid of pre K will allow us the ability to maintain our military and not become the slaves of other countries who have better financed their armies.
Eliminating pre-K and ninth or tenth grade will enable us to maintain our military. Better that we protect our country than that we attempt to educate the uneducable.
Hagel, as Secretary of Defense, should know that. Perhaps we should switch him to a job as a principle in the Bronx. He is ill equipped to be a Secretary of Defense. Perhaps he would do better fighting the Crips and the Bloods uptown.
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