Is this Military fascism?

  1. mintinfo profile image84
    mintinfoposted 6 years ago

    In a recent news release, it was brought to light that the military is lobbying the feds to legislate healthy diets for children and teens due the fact that many teens are too overweight for military service.

    Is this not a fascist ideology that tramples on the free will of Americans to live as they please? Is this blurring the line between patriotism and free will? Is this not going so far Right that it catches up with the Left? Complete government control of health care would begin to eliminate the things in society that endanger your health. Guns, tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy foods, lowering speed limits, etc.

    Would Americans fight against this as they did the health care reforms bill or is a good thing?

    1. Obscure Divine profile image60
      Obscure Divineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A few years ago, I remember this headline in a newspaper reading "America is too fat to fight."  The article briefly described the fact that our military has to constantly turn down applicants because they are simply too fat, out of shape, and unfit for service. 

      So, to answer your question:  It depends on how you want to look at it.  Personally, I think this country needs to shape up - in more ways than one.

    2. ledefensetech profile image81
      ledefensetechposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No.  It's a concern by an all volunteer military that they will soon have recruits that aren't physically able to do the job.  Are they going about it in the right way?  No.  But the military is just as prone as other people and organizations to think that the government can solve things with just the right program or by throwing money at the problem.