The Pentagon recently released data stating that 24 million of the 34 million Americans aged 17-24 – 71 percent of them – are ineligible to serve in the military, due to obesity, a criminal record, or lack of a high school diploma. The 24 million are also ineligible for most careers.

I’d be willing to bet the 71 percent is actually too low, if you add drug use into the mix.

Why are approximately three out of four young American adults fat, uneducated criminals? Kids aren’t born that way; they’re made that way, which begs the question: Where are their parents?

The College Board, which administers the SAT college entry exam, recently announced that the test will assign an “adversity score” for each student, to add in social and economic backgrounds. Students will not be told their scores, so they won’t know their “adversity.”

We don’t need stinkin’ SATs, adversity scores, LSATs, GREs, or any other BS standardized test; what America’s future educators, lawyers, lawmakers and, most importantly, parents need is a GUT: Grown-Up Test. Hell, I say even test some adults!

Village idiots all around

The results of the GUT will confirm whether the child was raised by present, loving but tough parents, or by the Democrats’ “it takes a village,” “fundamental transformation” “democratic socialism” useful idiocy. I’ve long said that these ideologies, while mostly the same at their cores, are political terrorism; the Pentagon’s data confirm that our future holds some very real and alarming national security concerns.

The questions of the GUT are inspired by my upcoming first book, “10 Warning Signs Your Child is Becoming a Democrat.” I avoid policy and hone in on parenting; I believe that if my playbook were followed, we could ensure that future generations of our youth grow up to be, well, grown-ups. Here’s a sampling of some questions:

  • Is one’s race, gender, ethnicity or country of origin akin to skills, achievements, qualifications or accomplishments?
  • Does one deserve a trophy or medal just for showing up?
  • Does “inequality is the new equality” pass constitutional muster?
  • Should one who thinks at age 40 the same way one thought at age 4 be considered a grown-up?

The vast majority of these troubled youth and young adults live in cities run by Democrats for tens of thousands of consecutive days. These cities are rife with single or no-parent homes, the highest rates of gun violence and death, failing schools, inter-generational familial poverty, rampant drug abuse and little to no economic mobility. Any dumb-dumb can procreate; it takes actual work to raise children to be law-abiding, productive adults.

To answer the “why?” question, there’s a two-pronged approach: cause and intent.

The cause is the Democratic culture of zero accountability, little to no law and order and myriad conspiracies about imagined racial, ethnic and gender discrimination and victimization. Having said all this, adults are responsible for their own decisions. There’s the rub, however; tens of millions of Americans adult in age aren’t adult in thought, which dictates behavior. Reality is like gravity; it’s the same for everyone. Gravity doesn’t care about your race, gender, ethnicity or bathroom of choice. How one interprets reality is derived from whether one is grown-up or not. Politics is downstream from culture, and nowhere is that truer than in Democrat-run municipalities.

If there’s concurrence on the cause, then that brings us to the uncomfortable intent question: Is the cause coincidental, based on incompetence, or intentional? The evidence in no way supports coincidence or incompetence; both are statistically – dare I say, scientifically – impossible.

Politics is never coincidental. Incompetence? Sure. But even a broken clock is correct twice daily. So what explains the same ills all across America, in Democratic city after city, for generation upon generation? The only logical explanation is that the destruction of the nuclear family and communities in those cities is deliberate. If this is true, then the Democratic Party is the most dangerous group in the history of our republic, foreign or domestic.

The parents-kids ‘best friends’ myth

Kids should not be political pawns, but I often joke that someone is going to indoctrinate your children; if it’s not you, the parents, then the Democrats will exploit-engineer your kids into Vladimir Lenin idol worshiping societal burdens, who will seek to impose their anti-American idiocy onto our lives, our children’s schools, our rights and our businesses.

I sometimes hear parents say that they and their children are “best friends.” When uttered, I need a defibrillator for my shortness of breath and cardiac arrest. Parents who believe they’re best buds with their children may as well just scream “Allahu Akbar,” because the vast majority of those kids will grow up to vote for Democrats who apologize for, and are petrified of, Islamic supremacists who strap suicide bombs to their bodies.

I may not be able to prove it, but I guarantee you some of the 24 million young adults the Pentagon reported on were “best friends” with their parents – if they had a relationship with their parents at all. Sen. Kuckoo Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a declared Democrat 2020 presidential nominee, believes parents and teachers are responsible for raising children. Nah, Kuckoo, wrong; teachers teach, and parents parent. Yes, teachers, coaches and other community leaders complement parents, but parents are responsible for raising their children. Period. If Kuckoo wants to push “it takes a village,” she should move to the Islamic Republic of Iran or Venezuela; her statement automatically disqualifies her from being president. Get Kuckoo a GUT, and fast!

Good and decent people can sometimes be bad parents; I’m a relatively new father, so I’m still learning, and, I hope, keeping the screw-ups to a minimum. Let the mom or dad who has not sinned cast the first stone. Somewhere along the way, though, parents abdicated their responsibilities to the devoutly secular god known as the State. I don’t believe it’s too late to right the ship, but we’re never more than a generation away from loss of liberties.

Democratic policies are guaranteed to fail our nation and our children. Grown-ups of America, unite! More than ever, our children need us.

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