Re: violence...

Michael S. Lorrey (
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 00:48:59 -0400

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey wrote,
> >While compelling a person to provide goods or services is anathema to
> >me, so are people who do not hold the credo that 'a person who feels
> >that there is nothing worth dying for, has nothing worth living for.'
> That statement implies that people not subject to or required to register for
> Selective Service (that is, females) have nothing worth living for.

Not necessarily. I know of many courageous women in history, who understood and accepted this credo, and practiced it, and not just in the military. Rosa Parks is one example of an exemplary woman who understood this credo, and lived it, in civilian life. On the snide side, there are also many women who beleive that there are plenty of things that are worth someone else (a man) dying for ("What else is a man good for?", they might say. ;) ) There is the example of ancient Roman matrons telling their sons to come home "with their shields, or on them."

Mike Lorrey