Originally posted by Sleuth
reply to post by apolluwn
You talk pretty big, for a 26-year-old. Have you served your country yet?
Typical deflection. What do my personal experiences have to do with the topic at hand? Absolutely nothing.
It is brazenly apparent that you do not have any supporting argument for your outrageous ideas. Or, your overwhelming hypocrisy. You would like to
throw out that everyone else is "armchair quarterbacking" when you, yourself, are involved in the exact same activity.
I am sorry to break it to you, but having served in the military with no combat experience and possessing nothing more than what could be described a
complete lack of knowledge about conscription and the Selective Service System hardly qualifies you to sign the death certificates of 21 million young
Your opinion would certainly be a lot easier to swallow if you didn't show a heartless contempt for an entire generation based solely upon your own
personal unfounded biases. You want to belittle an entire generation of Americans and expect to be taken seriously?
What really makes you think that you can self-righteously lump yourself in with those brave souls that fought for the freedom and liberty of this
country so that you would have the right to express such opinions that go against everything they shed their blood for?
If conscription was really such an important factor in preserving freedom don't you think this would have been a power given to the Federal
Government in the first place?
They sure didn't forget about the right to form militias, the right to assemble to object tyranny such as this (which you also seem to be
overwhelmingly opposed to), as well as, the right to bear arms. What about forced military service, though? Well, it just slipped their minds,
You need to sit down and read the Constitution for the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, the Federal Papers, and the
commentaries of the men who freed an entire nation.
You apparently do not realize that even our current system denies liberties that the architects of our Constitution described as self-evident,
unalienable, and inherent.
They are never described as "earned" as you so errorenously believe.
Thomas Jefferson said it best, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
I, for one, will not stand by while you attempt to bastardize the work of these men and spread your poison attempting to further dissolve the freedom
and liberty this country was founded upon. You don't even understand what it means to be free, and any of your pro-war one-liners need not apply.
"Freedom isn't free."
Yes, for the most part, it is, but only until a large enough group of ignorant jerks get together and start trading in our freedom and liberty for
dollar bills while the rest of the population sit by idly and watch as their essential liberties and freedoms are stripped from them without a single
Then we have to work our way to Mr. Jefferson's statements.
Someone such as yourself would believe Jefferson is talking about preemptive wars and is supportive of keeping our troops in over 100 countries. He
He is talking about people like you helping to create the political environment that breeds wanton corruption and enables tyranny to prevail without
any real escape from the downward spiral of our liberties created solely from the irresponsible use of the freedom and power we truly have over the
Our government does not have the power to oppress us and strip us of our liberties. It is we, the people, that allow them to do that and it is people
like you who give them the means. It is like you would love nothing more than to pawn off our freedom and liberty for a little peace of mind for
yourself. How selfish.
This is precisely the reason why it is the constitutional right and duty of the people to overthrow the government if it becomes self-serving rather
than a servant of the people.
And, that is when the proverbial " hits the fan". Is that really what you are looking for? I don't see any logic in that, nor do I in any of the
supposed "reasons" any of the supporters of a draft have given. This country isn't in great shape, but it can get a hell of a lot worse and with
attitudes like any of you have it inevitably will.
It is only a matter of time before the ignorant overwhelm the rational and unwittingly allow all the liberty our forefathers worked so diligently to
pass down to us to be stripped completely away.