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    Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Presuming you are an American, would you go to war to defend the USA?

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

    From domestic invasion... perhaps.

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

    I would not go to war for anyone.
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    Hell, I'd go to war for a steady paycheck. Patriotism is just gravy.

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

    I chose I don't know, even in the case of invasion.

    There is this idea commonly used by Ron Paul supporters "What if China invaded Texas"? If the State of Texas did to China what Iran did to us I would hope one of three things.

    1. China doesn't mind being taken advantage of like the US does and uses "that's the risk of doing business with states" logic to justify their passivity thus allowing China not to invade to take back equitable assets owned by the State of Texas.

    2. The State of Texas can somehow pay restitution to China for a deal gone wrong.

    3. If China does invade, that it's hopefully military and other belligerent targets only and no annexation from Texas to China after their MO is complete

    Now, if any country, group or individual oversteps their reasonable retaliation then I would do whatever I can within my recognized rights and human capital to aide and participate in the successful dispatching and effective repelling of enemy combatants especially if I saw that my core interests were under direct assault from such aggressive acts. I would hope that the commanders and others in high positions share my values in successful and effective warfare, something we have not seen since the spanish american war and world war II, otherwise I will not fight and I would hope others would not either.

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

    The question is too simplistic, but my simplistic answer would be 'yes'. A better... and possibly different... answer would depend on how we defined "defend".

    Defend from a literal invasion? Yes.

    Something like Afghanistan, where you could connect the dots in relation to 9/11? Yes, with qualifications.

    Something like Iraq (2002)? No.

    Something like Iraq (1991)? Still no, though I will admit that in hindsight it worked out ok.

    Something like Vietnam? No.

    Something like WW2? Yes.
    Last edited by radcen; 04-17-12 at 03:17 PM.

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

    Depends on the circumstances. Are we talking actual defence, or "We have to go out there to defend our liberties?"
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    Re: Would you go to war to defend the USA?

    to defend against an invasion, possibly. i am entirely non-violent, but i would try to protect my animals and family the best i could.

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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. Such a defense must be an act of war so declared by congress however, anythig else has proven to be feudal expansionism; of which I will never participate, but will actively campaign against.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

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

    Oh, Hell. If there's alien boots on the ground, I'm going to war whether the government likes it or not. Give me a good enough war zone and I'll write my own paychecks.

    We ever get another real revolution in this country, I'm going choose a side no matter what.

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