Why Young People Join the Military

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Why young people join the military

Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska and is explaining in this text her point of view, and how she thinks that the youth are thinking when they enlist in the army. Her role in this topic is that she is of course a governor, but also a mother, whose son has joined the army. She has the statement that the reason why young people are choosing this, is because the American people are very patriotic and wants to protect their families. ‘’We find inspiration and motivation close to home, in our families, our communities, and our faith’’ page 1 l 22-23 This is what George Bush meant too. The youth who joins the army is proud young men and women who wants to protect their country, their homeland. Sarah Palin is a proud mother, and explains in the text how amazing America is, and what it is that the soldiers are protecting. ‘’So when our young men and women sacrifice to serve in the military they are doing much more than defending a piece of land. They are defending the idea of America itself’’ page 2 l 30-33 Compared to the text written by Jorge Mariscal, Sarah Palin is determined that young people are choosing this as a great experience, as a thing they choose of their own choice and are not forced to because of their economic circumstances. Jorge Mariscal has written the article ‘’the making of an American soldier: Why young people join the military’’, Jorge article is whole opposite of Sarah Palin’s. He claims that the young people who are choosing this path, as a soldier, are young men and women who do not have many other or better choices in their lives. Jorge Mariscal explains how the army is focusing on the young people who comes from poor areas, and immigrants. Those with a low income and visiting areas where a lot of Latino and afro American live. They know the ‘’easy targets’’ those who are easier to persuade. They do not have many other choices, especially not when they are offered an education, which their parents...
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