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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    We should never again go to war without a draft and a declaration of war from Congress. As it is, the nation is not really at war. Only the military is at war. The rest of us are sitting back and either watching, or simply ignoring, what is going on, while soldiers are sent back for tour after tour of combat duty. It's unfair.

    When the president declared unconstitutional war in the '60s, the nation was at war due to the draft. That war was real to the people who faced the draft themselves, or whose sons faced the draft. The next unconstitutional undeclared war, there was no draft and the entire burden of it fell on the soldiers. The result? No real protests, no real involvement by most of us.

    When we go to war, the whole country should be at war, like we were in WWII, or we shouldn't go to war. It's really that simple.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We should never again go to war without a draft and a declaration of war from Congress. As it is, the nation is not really at war. Only the military is at war. The rest of us are sitting back and either watching, or simply ignoring, what is going on, while soldiers are sent back for tour after tour of combat duty. It's unfair.

    When the president declared unconstitutional war in the '60s, the nation was at war due to the draft. That war was real to the people who faced the draft themselves, or whose sons faced the draft. The next unconstitutional undeclared war, there was no draft and the entire burden of it fell on the soldiers. The result? No real protests, no real involvement by most of us.

    When we go to war, the whole country should be at war, like we were in WWII, or we shouldn't go to war. It's really that simple.

    I agree! It was very sad today to hear that only 3% of Americans consider the war in Afghanistan to be an important issue to them.
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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    We have the ability to change on a dime. And frankly,. Silliness like the last two wars need to be avoided. But if something happened and we really needed to, we'd be up and running in more than enough time.
    We can agree to disagree.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We should never again go to war without a draft and a declaration of war from Congress. As it is, the nation is not really at war. Only the military is at war. The rest of us are sitting back and either watching, or simply ignoring, what is going on, while soldiers are sent back for tour after tour of combat duty. It's unfair.

    When the president declared unconstitutional war in the '60s, the nation was at war due to the draft. That war was real to the people who faced the draft themselves, or whose sons faced the draft. The next unconstitutional undeclared war, there was no draft and the entire burden of it fell on the soldiers. The result? No real protests, no real involvement by most of us.

    When we go to war, the whole country should be at war, like we were in WWII, or we shouldn't go to war. It's really that simple.
    The scary thing is, the government is going to claim we are continually "at war" with terrorists, and thus can do damn near anything they want against "enemy combatants." They are using drones to kill American citizens without at least obtaining a warrant first!

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    The scary thing is, the government is going to claim we are continually "at war" with terrorists, and thus can do damn near anything they want against "enemy combatants." They are using drones to kill American citizens without at least obtaining a warrant first!
    Not to mention locking people up without trial.
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