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Originally posted by bramski
When you're family and way of life is being threatened and your country is being invaded then yes. When your country is being manipulated and you're going on a world tour of destruction and pillage then No.
Originally posted by WheelsRCool
But IMO, no I wouldn't say it is necessarily everyone's "patriotic duty" to join the armed forces. It is one's patriotic duty to be a good citizen and not do anything to harm the nation. But patriotism can be displayed in many ways, such as working as a scientist or engineer on defense projects for the U.S., for working as a law enforcement officer, fire fighters, etc...but just being a good citizen in general.
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