reply to post by Sleuth
Learned that in history class today...? Wow. What a pompous ass condescending comment that was. I know just where you can put that smug attitude of
yours, but in an attempt to maintain a little civility, and certainly more maturity than you I will not elaborate and shall leave it solely up to to
If you wish to take pot shots at me then why don't you at least
show that you have the common sense to not compare those that fought in the
Revolutionary War with those who would be against a current draft. Supposedly
, you know the reasons behind the Revolutionary War, but you fail
to see the difference between them and a draft that would, if enacted now, support a war overseas? Are you kidding me, or are you really just
You can throw your bogus "It's not just about Iraq" out there, but, please, enlighten me then. What else is it about? I don't see any other wars
that we are fighting.
You want to talk about courage and cowardice, but you are sitting here and saying that being against a for-profit war machine is cowardice? Spare me,
It takes a hell of a lot more courage to stand up for your own personal convictions than to blindly do what you are told.
Furthermore, anyone with a sane mind would know that if there was a real
threat from another country that took form and threatened the freedom
and sovereignty of our country there would not be a need for a draft. The men and women of this country would willingly fight to preserve our
freedoms. Especially if it the conflict made its way onto our own soil.
It is also very easy for you to claim you'd do something... but... You see that? It's called a hypothetical conditional. Anyone can do it, and you
guessed it... It doesn't mean a damn thing. It is time to get off your horse, lady.
It's pretty damn sad really that you are rubbing your voluntary
service in everyone's face, especially in light of the fact you served in the
80's as a woman. I would be willing to bet the farm that you didn't see one lick of actual combat. So chances are you
don't know what it
is like either because guess what, ma'am?
When there is a draft it is because they are trying to rapidly increase the size of the military. They are going directly into what you
likelihood never experienced
. So, yeah, sure. It is perfectly alright to pluck 18 year olds straight out of high school and throw them into
boot camp and then ship them straight off into combat.
Of course, you want to pull out the bogus argument that a draft would prevent unnecessary wars. This is absolutely ludicrous and bordering on pure
insanity. I can't possibly think of a worse possible solution to this problem and in fact shows some of your character, or lack of it.
I can surely see that this has only to do with laziness on your part, that is, if this is truly your argument for a draft. You think that we
shouldn't be in unnecessary wars, but are too lazy, yourself, to do anything about it. So, in effect, you just want to pawn it off on other people
and their families so they will raise a stink to high hell to stop it.
Let's do it, though. We'll build character and a sense of responsibility, or we'll kill them trying. Pathetic.