One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything— you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
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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.