8/13/2005

CGCS: On military service and indentured servitude

RunsWithScissors sez:
It's one thing to die for your country...it's another thing altogether to die for someone else's or even worse to die for a totalitarian agenda. Bringing back the draft just to make sure that the elite serve too is not the answer. If this country brings back the draft so that we can lose even more lives in Iraq, it is just throwing the baby out with the bath water, IMO.

I answer:
I agree. And we know the rich kids will slink out of it! So all the draft would do is to get your and my kids in Iraq...

But there has to be some way to avoid 50% of the country from holding 5% in indentured servitude as it is right now with the poor saps who cared enough about the country to sign a military enlistment form.

Conditioning voting with serving (or having family in the military) does not work as curiously enough, very few military families are willing to speak up and do the right thing. Witness military mom Cindy Sheehan in Crawford right now. Shouldn't she be surrounded by soldiers relatives ? But she is not...

We democrats are known to try to protect people who can not protect themselves: Workers, domestic violence victims, teen pregnancy victims... We should add indentured servants AKA soldiers to our list!



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I agree. And we know the rich kids will slink out of it! So all the draft would do is to get your and my kids in Iraq...

But there has to be some way to avoid 50% of the country from holding 5% in indentured servitude as it is right now with the poor saps who cared enough about the country to sign a military enlistment form.

Conditioning voting with serving (or having family in the military) does not work as curiously enough, very few military families are willing to speak up and do the right thing. Witness military mom Cindy Sheehan in Crawford right now. Shouldn't she be surrounded by soldiers relatives ? But she is not...

We democrats are known to try to protect people who can not protect themselves: Workers, domestic violence victims, teen pregnancy victims... We should add indentured servants AKA soldiers to our list!"

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