Mudville Gazette has a great piece on the reenlistment rate of the Utah National Guard and quotes as to why they are doing it. There are a lot of great patriotic-love-of-country answers, but this one is by far the best!
But the best quote of the piece comes from 1Lt Bruce Bishop, a Salt Lake County firefighter and Afghanistan veteran who's currently deployed to Louisiana. I can hear Dave Letterman introducing this one: The number one reason for staying in the Guard is:Hat tip to: Turkeyhead via Bookworm
..."because as I look around at the state of this nation and see all of the weak little pampered candy-asses that are whining about this or protesting that, I'd be afraid to leave the fate of this nation entirely up to them."