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Send them where? Where's there? Was this supposed to be a reply?
I assure you though, that if you ever reach a position of political influence, you will not want to yourself go fight and die, nor would you want your children to go fight and die. Basically, i presume this is fundamental to all of human experience.
Originally posted by foodgoddess
LOL why would my child be any different than any other child? Because I hold some postion that makes him immune??? The mother's and father's of the children that are in this war...have the same tears and fears just because they work at a gas station and are not a political figuar doesnt lessen the PAIN
Originally posted by echelon
this is exactly why they will never reinstate the draft.
the government is only willing to send people from impoverished regions of the country.
Originally posted by Cascadego
These traits are what qualifies them to be where they are: civil service, higher education, charisma, and eagerness to make "deals".
The only difference is that they've worked harder to make sure that its yours and not theirs. Its how this world works, and im okay with that.
Its a democracy, everyone is garunteed a say. As a result everyones default say is very small. As an added bonus however, one can increase their say drastically, through work.
Think of it like money. Really, its not the rich peoples job to make sure you have toilet-paper to wipe your ass with, its your own. Its not their job to make sure you or your children dont die in Iraq, its your own.
[Edited on 29-4-2004 by Cascadego]
Originally posted by KayEm
That first bit sounds suspiciously like what was carved onto the front of every concentration camp during Hitlers regime "Work will set you free".
Originally posted by AdmiralGates
Let's suit up Bush's daughters and send them to fight for their Country's freedom. They aren't too good for that are they?