posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 11:11 AM
reply to post by crazyewok
Your entire argument is based on the notion of selective and/or conditional love of one's nation. I don't 'do' conditional or context based
loyalty. Context based loyalty is another way of describing a rat who hasn't been offered the right price to turn snitch or traitor yet. Period.
You throw in lots of ideas about change and what if's, while leaving out the most critical one. WHAT IF a draft is called? It means, quite simply,
the nation is in a fight it may well lose. Vietnam was the last draft of any kind and probably good since it wasn't a draft of survival but one of
political convinience. It's good it died on that note.
However, if Selective Service is started again, you can bet there is a major fight somewhere that even our 1+ million combined forces cannot handle.
That isn't the time I'm going to get picky about how much my Nation "earned" the life ring it's come to beg for in staying alive.
Now you can argue the Draft would be called for countless less important things ...and I could argue that a daisy can suspend an elephant from a
cliff's edge. On paper, hey, anything could happen. In the REAL world we inhabit, the last one to be outside of survival, as noted, ended the draft
in a practical sense. I'll assume politicians want more than one more term to serve...so wouldn't call it for anything short of survival...lest
their OWN be what they need worry about.
Further... There is a BASIC issue here and it's a BIG one. If someone is 18 or under (stuck here) this doesn't apply. However, if someone is over
the age of 18 and able bodied? I'll buy them the plane ticket to get out of my nation as soon as flights make it available if they dislike the nation
that much. They'd suck off it's benefits, bitch about it's shortcomings, then run like cowards when the tab comes due for the lifetime of high
living standards than the world generally enjoys.
Well... If the nation sucks...3 things can be done. CHANGE IT. FIGHT IT. or LEAVE IT. This "suck it dry and walk away" is how enemies consider a
place, not those who deeply love it. Draft Dodgers are the worst kind of cowards. They don't even have the guts to stand for their own unwillingness