Anti-war sentiment has to be carefully phrased even on left wing websites lest it draw "WHY DO YOU HATE TEH TROOPS???!!!!" responses.
What common regard for public service? Teachers are universally loathed on the right and a good portion of third wayers hate them too. (e.g. Duncan) Hell half the country hates firefighters and EMTs for chrissake. There is no common regard for public service. Though to be fair, they'd hate the military too if the military was allowed to unionize, which just further proves the point that we don't give a damn about public service.
“but what should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed?” Terry Pratchett, Snuff