Why I do not support conscreption or what is known as the Draft.
Conscription or what is also known in modern terms as the draft is an unethical and a morally questionable institution. A system were a person is forced into military service at gun point to protect the State and its claims its protecting your liberty and freedom.
How is it moral to force someone into slavery to protect his claim to freedom? Why do you have to be a slave to protect ones right to be free? This is a contradiction in terms. You are also claiming the government has a stronger claim on your life then you do. That the government owns any means of production, even if it means your death in some remote battlefield in some distend country.
This flies in the face of liberty and self ownership. Why we fought the revolutionary war for. If you believe in the right to own property. You to also must believe in self ownership. You own your own body. No one else has supremacy over it, including forced military or government community service conscription.
For me it is also a question of the right to force someone to doing something they consider morally wrong. How is it the right of the government to force people who have a strong belief that way is wrong, any war. I am thinking of the Quakers and religious groups like them. Who do not believe in any war. You are forcing them to do something that would send them to hell under their tenets and doctrine.You are inferring with the freedom of religion.
In my case I so not believe in interventionist wars, both from a moral stand point and political stand point. If I were drafted tomorrow to go fight in the Middle East. I would be forced at gun point to do something that I am against in every fiber of my body and at gun point to add to the insult. I am not a peace-nik by any stretch of the imagination, willing to take up arms voluntarily if it is called for. Just not by the force of arms called the draft.
Then you also have the economic impact of wars with drafts. The means of production is perverted in war. You are taking productive members who are using their talents and skills to making a living, raising their families, going to church or volunteering at their favorite charity. Forcing into a life they are not prepared for. A place were their talents are not effectively used. How does an artist like me effectively use my talents as an infantry man? We my talents are better used to make entertainment, like movies and games. You are mismanaging the economy with war and the draft.
For all of this. I am against any type of conscription. It is bad period. It screws the economy, they liberties of man and creates slaves to defend what the state calls freedom. It should not be something we should support.
Obama gun executive orders.
It is curious that people tend to regard government as a quasi-divine, selfless, Santa Claus organization. Government was constructed neither for ability nor for the exercise of loving care; government was built for the use of force and for necessarily demagogic appeals for votes. If individuals do not know their own interests in many cases, they are free to turn to private experts for guidance. It is absurd to say that they will be served better by a coercive, demagogic apparatus.
I think it is time to abanden the NRA.
With the NRA’s new desire to make us in to a police state to save our rights keep and bare arms is the last draw. We should not make the world the much worse, giving the government more power to rape us.
To put government police into every school is asking for trouble. All I can think of is what if the TSA was running our school security? I would guarantee the people would support this plane would give these police more protection from their actions, like what the TSA currently enjoys.
The what is insulting the so called man who believes in our rights, Wayne LaPierre, then blames everything under the sun, like video games on this action. With the exception of the parents and the over dosing our public on drugs.
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I and others have believed the NRA is a controlled opposition. To give us a fake choice. If this action does not prove it I don’t know what would. I if I were the gun loving public, join a group like the Gun Owners of America. Larry Pratt is a far more honest man and his believes in all liberties, and not just the one that gives us the rights to guns.
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Leave the NRA, it has lost its way and is going to sell us out, all while claiming they are defending our rights and liberties.
- NRA calls for armed guards in schools to prevent gun violence - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Gun-control compromise called likely - San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com)
- Obama responds to petitions against gun violence (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- NRA idea for schools called costly, risky - San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com)
- Disarming the American People (lewrockwell.com)
- The Anti-Gun Movement Is Doomed (lewrockwell.com)
This will be a repeat of Obama care. Were most people don’t want it but we will get it any way. Regardless if the way they get is is legal or just or ethical or not. Along with a good chance after this congress I could see signing the small arms ban treaty from the U.N. Nothing good will come from this.
Yup, if you have the wrong political views you can’t have kids. How much longer before this spreads to childbirth? The next question, when will this spread to us here in the USA? This is big goverment and big brother at work.
“The thing that blows my mind is that we spend so much money on feeling good,” says author and activist Bjorn Lomborg about “feel-good” environmentalist measures like recycling and wind turbines, “I would like us to do stuff that actually works.”
The Reason Foundation hosted a conversation with Lomborg and the New York Times’ John Tierney at the Museum of Sex in New York City, where they discussed how free trade and innovation could help alleviate the suffering of the third world and improve the environment, if only people could be convinced these “unsexy” ideas were of greater benefit than sorting the glass and plastic in their garbage.
Lomborg, the author of “The Skeptical Environmentalist” and the subject of the documentary film “Cool It,” is also the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus, a Danish think-tank focused on finding the “the best ways for governments and philanthropists to spend aid and development money.”
For more Reason coverage of the Copenhagen Consensus go here: http://reason.com/blog/2009/09/04/reasontv-bjorn-lomborg-the-cop
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Hey Obama! Forcing Children to Stay in School Is a Confession of Epic Failure! (by stefbot)
Repeat after me everyone — children are not to be used as hostages, children are not to be used as hostages…
A review of the recent State of the Union address by Barack Obama, and some notes on the scandal emanating from everyone’s favorite Pillsbury doughbag from hell, Newt Gingrich. Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web - http://www.freedomainradio.com