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Right now the U.S. military is in an epidemic of suicides amongst their ranks.
Over 480 active military committed suicide in 2011, compared to the over 460 members that died from combat related injuries.
THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, THAT THE NUMBER OF SUICIDES HAS SURPASSED THE NUMBER OF COMBAT RELATED DEATHS.
Originally posted by Kester
reply to post by Hendrix92TheUniverse
It's natural and healthy for people to want to defend their community. It isn't natural to obey orders.
It's natural to respect and perhaps follow wise leaders who've proven their capabilities. It isn't natural to accept characters whose history and capabilities aren't known to you personally as your 'superior officers'.
This is where the problem lies. There would be no need for the drilling and training that makes an obedient military unit if the true respect was there. They drum it into you that you don't think, you don't question, you just do what your told. Otherwise you would do what is right. Following orders that ultimately come from those who profit is wrong. So wrong the strain can lead to suicide.
Ron Paul is your Commander in Chief. You have chosen him.
Originally posted by beezzer
Lots of Paul fans out tonight.
I have some questions. Serious questions tha no-one has given an answer yet.
What would Pauls stance be on Chinese aggression towards Taiwan?
What is Pauls stance on N. Korea? Would we be there still for S. Korea?
What is Pauls stance on Israel?
Thanks in advance.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
reply to post by beezzer
That is certainly my opinion.. If GB asks us for help to fight a just war (such as her getting attacked by a foreign power), and congress agrees to it, then certainly he will help. Same with S. Korea and anyone else for that matter.
But it is a matter of being asked (and yes, a treaty such as NATO could constitute as being asked) and getting approval from congress.