THINKABOUTIT

Contemplate this astounding (to me, anyway) paragraph taken from today’s USA Today 71_2.png_2749x2733-450x450front page article titled “Military Pool of Recruits is Drying Up”:

“According to 2017 Pentagon data, 71% of Americans ages 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military because of obesity, a criminal record or lack of a high school diploma.” (bold added)

71 percent??????????

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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