Yes - please give reasons
No - please give reasons
Other: please explain
Last edited by Oberon; 07-05-11 at 12:41 PM.
At what point did history become ethics? Why should we subvert the elusive search for facts to moralist concerns? If you want to be a preacher, go preach. If you want to save the world, go into politics. If you want to invent a world free of evil, take Prozac. -Dave Williams, George Mason Univ.
We all know John Kerry wasn't against carrying weapons when his buddies were filming Vietnam sitcoms!
Let's not for get the demoralize anti-war remarks of General Murtha (Link From The Past)
of course my examples are as foolish as yours!
Oh! but you didn't have a single example - did you?
You just own that non factual insult!
If you are forced into joining (draft or similiar) yes I would. If you volunteer, no.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
As a military man I can tell you that this is ridiculous in several ways.
1. As pointed out, the military is made up of volunteers, not draftees.
2. In the American military (I know this is the UK but I am applying it here) you have to sign a form when you enlist stating that you have no objection to carrying a rifle.
3. It is ridiculous to suggest that a person can enlist in the military without knowing that they may be required to fight in defense of their country- IT'S the MILITARY.
4. This sailor is a danger to his fellow sailors, and thus a threat to the entire organization because he refuses to engage to enemy if the enemy is presented.
This man should be discharged from service for (1) not joining in good faith, and (2) being a punkass.
=- Pro Deo et Patrae -=