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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #80)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:37 PM

81. I completely get that drafting innocent kids to fight in a godless war for greed or vanity is wrong.

Totally and completely agree. What is also wrong is changing the rules so that only the kids of the less financially fortunate participate.

The real problem is the godless war for vanity and greed.

Yes, in a perfect world, the concept of a purely volunteer defense force staffed with only those persons that want to participate is a damned fine idea.... except, this isn't a perfect world. If there is going to be suffering and pain involved, does it not make more sense, and is it not morally correct to share the pain and suffering over all so that a small segment is not forced to bear it all?

I understand how anti-draft veterans would not want anyone to go through what they went through. They bore the burden -unfairly - and suffered the majority of consequence, also unfairly.

But as it stands now, the children of the rich and powerful BEAR NO BURDENS and FEEL NO PAIN during these international pissing contests. This level of wrong is only surpassed by the wrongness of the actual war itself.

The next time some stuffed suit decrees that a war would be good for the economy, it ought to be their children on the front lines.

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