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10-05-16, 01:13 PM
Dumping ‘The Few, The Proud’ (https://patriotpost.us/posts/45201) https://cached-assets.patriotpost.us/images/2016-10-05-2bb1e824_large.png

Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, said that the Marine Corps is looking into the possibility of changing its 40-year-old recruiting slogan, “The Few, The Proud, The Marines.” He stated, “‘The Few, The Proud’ does a great job of distinguishing ourselves from the other branches and making us prestigious to recruits, but it doesn’t say anything about what we do or why we exist.” Caldwell said that the new slogan would be based on three concepts of “fighting self-doubt to become a Marine, fighting the nation’s battles and fighting for what’s right in our communities.”
As the old adage says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This trial balloon raises the question: What is the primary motivation for seeking a slogan change that has been highly successfully for decades? Might this be yet another instance of Barack Obama and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus continuing to force leftist social engineering onto the military? With recent examples of transgender guidelines in the military and the Air Force’s new diversity-based demographic standards (https://patriotpost.us/posts/45179), one can hardly be blamed for questioning the true motivation for this slogan change. It appears to be more of Obama’s M.O. — out with the old “bigoted” military and in with the new “progressive” social justice warriors.

10-05-16, 02:39 PM
Sensitive Marines, yeah, that's what we need. Back in the 60's if we weren't with the FMF, fleet Marine Force Pacific, they used to keep us far far away from people, and for good reason. Why would they want Marines to play well with others? Beats me.

Tennessee Top
10-05-16, 03:03 PM

"The Few..." connotes a small group of elite warriors (which is why that slogan was approved in the first place). Goes against the liberal's ideal of inclusiveness and one world vision.

Obama promised he would change America if elected. That change has also included our military. Clinton will just continue on down the same path.

Our Marine Corps was not broken before SECNAV Mabus (former Naval officer) decided, after 241 years, it somehow needed to be fundamentally changed forever. And, that was that.

"...the Proud" fits right in with the whole gay pride thing, so they should be good with that part of the slogan.

10-06-16, 09:00 AM
What was the slogan before it became "the few, the proud..."?

This is likely just another case of a general making change for the sake of change, just so he can say he left his mark on the Corps.

Tennessee Top
10-06-16, 09:56 AM
Not sure. But I think it may have been the "we never promised you a rose garden" one.