Bayonet training was not retained because anyone expected there to be a charge up the hill with naked steel fixed to the ends of M16s. It was retained because it teaches aggressiveness and a warrior mindset. And that is why the PC elements in the military are getting rid of it. Teaching soldiers to brutally ram six inches of steel into the belly of a human being over and over is no longer an acceptable image for our modern army. And that is my beef right there. It is all about the image, and the warrior spirit be damned. That is going to cost lives one day.
* I have the right to live, thus I have the right to defend my life from attackers who would take it from me.
* I have the right to my private property, thus I have the right to defend my property from thieves who would take it from me.
* I have the right to self-determination, thus I have the right to defend my liberty from tyrants who would take it from me.
* The only usable tools for these tasks are guns, and thus I have the right to shoot anyone who would take my guns from me.