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Old 05-20-2019, 04:28 PM
Max S. is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 2,019
I'm not sure if I fully agree. The U.S. Armed Forces are a part of the government and I, citizen Max S., by virtue of the taxes I pay, have some say in what the government should and should not do. My influence is extremely small and indirect, through my representatives.

On the other hand I have no right to dodge the draft should I be called into service. Draft dodgers are gutless cowards. There is also a reasonable limit to hawkishness - after a certain point either you should shut up or sign up and shoot them yourself.

But I am young, and not a member of the military or part of a military family. My opinion is my own and it is not set in stone.