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Thread: Would you defend your country?

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    My answer is; 'No.'

    I reject the idea of nationalism as infantile nonsense, therefore, I would never fight purely for a misguided fictional concept. I would, however, fight to defend my rights, and the rights of others.
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Say your country had embraced an ideology that was disliked by the majority of the world, and was committing practices that were deemed bad (genocide, environmental damage, listening to Justin Bieber etc.) would you allow a foreign country to invade, or would you fight against the invasion?
    No offense, but there are so many nuances to this question that I don't feel it is appropriate for me to answer it.
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    If the country started mass-murdering citizens, I would fight against my own government.
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    I would fight for several reasons.
    1.) Being anti imperialist i believe we can handle this ourselves.
    2.) This is my country i know what is best for it stay out of our wars.


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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Say your country had embraced an ideology that was disliked by the majority of the world, and was committing practices that were deemed bad (genocide, environmental damage, listening to Justin Bieber etc.) would you allow a foreign country to invade, or would you fight against the invasion?
    I'm not sure I am reading the poll correctly...

    It seems from the OP, that saying FIGHT in the poll would mean you'd fight against the invasion... meaning you'd be supporting your country for practices that were deemed bad (genocide, environmental damage, listening to Justin Bieber etc.

    Am I reading that wrong???

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    If the country started mass-murdering citizens, I would fight against my own government.
    According to many - we already do.

    So if we were to respond to any such activity or accusation of activity there'd have to be some serious evidence, it would have to get pretty disasterous.
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    "Would you DEFEND your country?"

    I would defend from invasion, not media generated, boogie man threats. I think the Iraq and Libyan invasions are an atrocity committed by us. I am a veteran and a patriot, but not a blind patriot. I went to Vietnam a blind patriot and returned realizing that you help noone by bringing war and death to a country. Corporatism is ruining our country and I'm not so sure we are a democracy when the candidates are supported by Corporate money machines.

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    If the country started mass-murdering citizens, I would fight against my own government.
    Hell, I forbid rounding people up and putting them in camps.

    I would go for the first train. Free the ones "they" were most worried about.k
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Hell, I forbid rounding people up and putting them in camps.

    I would go for the first train. Free the ones "they" were most worried about.k
    With our own court systems ordering prison system to let go of who earned their place behind bars - I think we don't hav eto worry about the potential of them actually spending MORE money to incarerate MORE people.

    Even in my state: year after year people vote down a tax-increase to cover the cost of additional prisons which results in countless criminals walking away or being set loose again.
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    My sense of right and wrong goes beyond nationalistic loyalties. I'm inclined to not fight on behalf of the state's ideology. My family matters more to me, so you'd be more likely to see me inside of my fortified home killing anyone who tries to bust in and threaten my son.

    In reality though, I would probably just leave the U.S. since I have the material ability to do so.

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