Edward Gonzalez served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 2004 through 2008.
He is currently a captain in the Reserves and works as an elementary school director in California.
The statements in this article are the personal opinions of the author and are not endorsed by the United States Marine Corps.
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Ludwig von Mises: "In relation to the immense sacrifices that the state demands of the individual through the blood tax, it seems rather incidental whether it compensates the soldier more or less abundantly for the loss of time that he suffers from his military-service obligation." - Nation, State, and Economy