Oh yes, "the grand scheme of things", whatever the hell that's supposed to mean. Nice catch-phrase, but not particularly meaningful. I know you're just talking out of your ass right now, as most people with a cavalier view of death do.Yes. I believe in the rule of law. Without it, we are no better than those who would do us harm. If I die because our nation was honorable and actually adhered to that rule of law by not torturing people they think might maybe know something, so be it. I'm not really all that important in the grand scheme of things, and neither are you.
You'll talk all day about sacrificing your life for this and that, and you'll extol "principles" and "morals", but when it comes down to it and death is staring you in the face you will realize, like all humans do, that you cherish your life above all else and that you'll cast aside anything standing between you and existence.
You live in a fantasy world, one where your "morals" will protect you and your family from harm. The only thing which protects you and affords you such a cavalier attitude towards death are the people who actually risk their lives, instead of just blabbing about it on an internet forum. Sometimes they need to get dirty, and sometimes the lines are blurred, but it's easy for your to condemn them, sitting from the comfort of you computer.