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Thread: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    They have a right. But there better be a need, and a war of necessity and not mere want or the public outrage, in a democracy, will end the war sooner than otherwise.
    I agree.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    This came up in another thread. Do you believe that a country was the right to draft it's citizens into it's armed forces during a time of war.

    I personally believed that it does if that country is going to survive.


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    In regards to the United States I'm talking about an official declaration of war being declared.
    The bolded line makes the case. There should never be favoritism that keeps favored, wealthy, influential son/daughters out of harm's way a/k/a GW Bush, the first torturer.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Forcing people into service for you is involuntary servitude and thus slavery. Since a draft is the government forcing people into service for them it is slavery.
    It is a call to the defense of the State or our republic. The Militia of the United States can never have any form of problem with that.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    It is a call to the defense of the State or our republic. The Militia of the United States can never have any form of problem with that.
    I don't care if its a call to the defense of god himself. If I'm unwilling to provide my defense then forcing me to do so is involuntary servitude.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't care if its a call to the defense of god himself. If I'm unwilling to provide my defense then forcing me to do so is involuntary servitude.
    You may look at it that way; but there are exemptions for conscientious objectors. In any Case, a well regulated militia is specifically enumerated as what is necessary to the security of a free State.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    You may look at it that way; but there are exemptions for conscientious objectors. In any Case, a well regulated militia is specifically enumerated as what is necessary to the security of a free State.
    I don't need a valid reason to not want to serve someone else. If I said no, the answer is no.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't need a valid reason to not want to serve someone else. If I said no, the answer is no.
    Why do you believe that? Do you not believe that there is honor, to serve?

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by danielpalos View Post
    Why do you believe that? Do you not believe that there is honor, to serve?
    Honors that are forced upon you are not honors.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Honors that are forced upon you are not honors.
    It may depend on the honor. The defense of the State must be honorable.

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    Re: Does a Country have the right to the draft during a time of war.

    If the United States practiced universal (men and women of qualified ages with no religious, education, or loop hole deferments) conscription the United States would be involved in far, far, far, far, far fewer conflicts, military actions, invasions and wars than it is now involved in. NO FORTUNATE SONS.

    I met one Congressman's nephew stateside. He was actually a nice guy. He was straight up about the fact that he skated in his duty assignments and would not ship over to Vietnam because of his uncle. In Vietnam I never never knew anyone who was a fortunate son. No sons of rich, famous, ultra-monied, politically powerful, CEO's. Never happen. Somehow the people who most benefit from U.S. armed intervention never allow themselves or their family members to be in harm's way. The ones who give the orders are not the ones who die. Imagine that.

    VP Biden gets tremendous respect from me for having a son who served in Iraq.











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