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Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Assuming a draft was instituted for a war you didn't support and your number was called, would you dodge the draft and refuse to fight or would you report for military service anyway?

I guess a better way to frame this would be to ask: do you feel the United States has the legal right to force its citizens to wage war, regardless of an individual's personal beliefs about the conflict?







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FiddleHead
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Hell no





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Scruffy
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


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Assuming a draft was instituted for a war you didn't support and your number was called, would you dodge the draft and refuse to fight or would you report for military service anyway?
It depends on the reasoning behind the war.

In other words, yes, I would.






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WikiTiger
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Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Yes, definitely.

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do you feel the United States has the legal right to force its citizens to wage war


Nope.






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Ostrich
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


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Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Yes I would.

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do you feel the United States has the legal right to force its citizens to wage war, regardless of an individual's personal beliefs about the conflict?


Yes I do.






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papasmurf1269
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Draft dodger:yes
And I believe it is our duty to help protect our country.






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Gmorgan4982
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Yes





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Gmorgan4982
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


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do you feel the United States has the legal right to force its citizens to wage war, regardless of an individual's personal beliefs about the conflict?


Yes I do.
Let me guess. You're a Romney/Obama voter?






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HempHead
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Sure.

Nothing wrong with escaping forced servitude.

ETA: And no, I do not believe that the United States government should/does possess the legitimate authority to draft someone. It is no more just for a government to kidnap someone and force them into slavery than it is for a private individual to do so.



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Diamondawg
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


I was potentially faced with this with Vietnam. I was draft age and in the lottery. My number was high enough that I didn't get drafted but I would have gone, even though I didn't agree with the way the war was going.





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Jim Rockford
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Given a hypothetical war in which the US was clearly in the wrong, or going to war for the wrong reasons, hell yeah.

It's usually not that clear cut, thanks to the art and science of propaganda.






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onelochevy
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


I'd serve.





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LSUwag
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


No. They were cowards.





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Cholo
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


No for the simple reason if my number came up and I didn't go, someone else would have to go in my place.





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RogerTheShrubber
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Hell yeah.

When I was a kid, this 80 something year old lady who had lost relatives in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam told me if I were ever drafted to get as far away as possible. Took some time to figure out what she was talking about but if it isn't to protect our immediate border, screw it.,






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mooseknuckle
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


Yep. I agree if its not on American soil, I won't be there. You're not sending me off to a foreign country to die over politics. frick that. Plus I'm too old to be drafted.





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Diamondawg
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Yep. I agree if its not on American soil, I won't be there.
That's exactly what we were facing. Many "conscientious objectors" went to Canada. Where would you go?






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TheFolker
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


California?





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RogerTheShrubber
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That's exactly what we were facing. Many "conscientious objectors" went to Canada. Where would you go?


Vancouver Island has several communities that were started by them.






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CarrolltonTiger
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re: Would you be a draft dodger in a war you didn't believe in?


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That's exactly what we were facing. Many "conscientious objectors" went to Canada.


Fleeing to Canada to avoid military service does not make you a "conscientious objectors", the majority of "conscientious objectors" accepted induction into the military, and would be placed in non-combat positons the majority of people that avoided service (avoiders, dodgers, deserters) did not do so out of concience.






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