View Poll Results: Would you go to war to defend the USA? (Americans only, please)

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Presuming you are an American, would you go to war to defend the USA?
    Absolutely. I'd even do it for free, provided they look the other way when I take my spoils. Unfortunately, there's always that BF that has to play by the book.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Presuming you are an American, would you go to war to defend the USA?
    I already have.

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    If another country fired a shot first I would be all up in that ass. The wars we have been in the past 10+ years have been kind of grey. Like if North Korea, China, and Iran formed some kind of axis of asshole, then I certainly would. I almost signed up twice before but the thoughts of how being a child when my dad was in Honduras as a child and how it effected me, or how me going to war would effect and stress my already totally stressed mother were big reasons why I did not. I know it takes a lot to go to these places, but I've known guys from school that were total pussies in high school, and I could still beat them in a wrasslin' match when they came back from a tour, so it has nothing to do with how much of a billy badass I am, more to do with how much I am afraid of women.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    This US? I very seriously doubt it.

    I'm not very fond of war to begin with. If you were to break down the historical wars I would have been involved with, it would look a lot like TheDemSocialist's. Wouldn't touch most of 'em with a 10-foot pole. Some of them I think were just flat-out wrong. A small minority were worth fighting.

    So I'm pretty difficult to convince on the matter of war to begin with. I need a very good reason to go kill a bunch of people, most of whom had absolutely nothing to do with the problem in the first place (and, depending on who we're fighting, who might not even be there voluntarily).

    On top of that, this particular America doesn't value me, or just about anyone else who isn't in the upper echelons, in the least. We frankly have it coming. I remain here primarily because I have been unsuccessful at emigrating permanently, and secondarily because I am still hoping it's not too late to turn this Titanic around.

    My being American is an accident of birth. Said accident does not instantly obligate me to do jack.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    This US? I very seriously doubt it.

    I'm not very fond of war to begin with. If you were to break down the historical wars I would have been involved with, it would look a lot like TheDemSocialist's. Wouldn't touch most of 'em with a 10-foot pole. Some of them I think were just flat-out wrong. A small minority were worth fighting.

    So I'm pretty difficult to convince on the matter of war to begin with. I need a very good reason to go kill a bunch of people, most of whom had absolutely nothing to do with the problem in the first place (and, depending on who we're fighting, who might not even be there voluntarily).

    On top of that, this particular America doesn't value me, or just about anyone else who isn't in the upper echelons, in the least. We frankly have it coming. I remain here primarily because I have been unsuccessful at emigrating permanently, and secondarily because I am still hoping it's not too late to turn this Titanic around.

    My being American is an accident of birth. Said accident does not instantly obligate me to do jack.
    So...then you just posted to post. Good job.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So...then you just posted to post. Good job.
    I answered the OP, did I not? What is the issue?

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    You missed the wars in Yugoslavia, just sayin'.
    You are right, "defend" is a loose word now that can excuse almost anything. It shouldn't be like that.
    yugoslavia wasnt anybody's problem ,it wasnt as important as syria..
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    yugoslavia wasnt anybody's problem ,it wasnt as important as syria..
    Really, didn't uncle Sam bomb Serbia in 1999 for whatever reasons?
    Syria is another business but I don't think it would be a defence war for America.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Can't answer the original question as it's way to open-ended and vague.

    The only possible response on the poll, if no other options are added, and no more clarification to the original question is provided, is the "I don't know" option.

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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The State makes it possible for you to live a life relatively free from foreign incursion and invasion, and tries to keep order so that commerce and prosperity and normal life are possible. Also, your State contains your family, neighbors, friends, acquantainces, business associates, customers.... in essense it is your HOME, and if you won't defend your home you have no business taking part in governing it. Frankly I think claiming the legal protection of a State and at the same time refusing to defend it against foreign aggression is a hypocritical or cowardly position.
    I'm not just claiming the legal protection of a State, I'm paying for it.

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