> In a message dated 4/23/00 1:23:52 PM Central Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a
> > punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,
> > shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their
> > jurisdiction.
> If that is so...then how is military conscription rationalized?
He goes into it later in the post. I personally can't dissagree witht
the logic either, even though I'm libertarian, I'm a libertarian of very
Spartan sentiments. A man who has nothing worth dying for has nothing
worth living for, IMNSHO. People who refuse to enlist or be drafted
ought to be stripped of citizenship, as far as I am concerned. If you
are contientious objector, thats fine, you can serve in the medical
corps or some other non-combat role. I would prefer people that are that
honest about their opinions than those who are a) cowards, b) too stupid
to understand that the best place to hide from a war is often in the
military. You are much more likely to be killed or injured if you are a
draftee than if you join up. When you join up voluntarily you have some
control over what you actually wind up doing, which can minimize your
risk as much as you care.
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