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Ken Burch

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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:32 AM Nov 2012

Conscientious Objection...do you approve or not? and when? [View all]

We haven't discussed this in awhile...just wondering where DU'ers come from on this.

Please post comments with this as well.

14 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Support the right to Conscientious Objection in cases of total opposition to ALL wars
9 (64%)
Support the right to Conscientious Objection for particular wars
0 (0%)
Support the right to Conscientious Objection for the above and for particular orders
3 (21%)
Oppose the right to Conscientious Objection
2 (14%)
0 (0%)
No opinion
0 (0%)
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I think YES, providing in all of ones life, they refuse to pick up a gun graham4anything Nov 2012 #1
So all conflicts are equal? wickerwoman Nov 2012 #4
I did not pick that answer you are implying graham4anything Nov 2012 #6
But the problem with saying wickerwoman Nov 2012 #12
My two cents on taking human life is that there are really only two types of killing. Selatius Nov 2012 #7
IMHO a drone on Hitler before the escalation would have stopped it then and there graham4anything Nov 2012 #52
Absolute Pacifism - Graham4Anything, what you suggest is immoral Democratopia Nov 2012 #9
Change we can believe in? LP2K12 Nov 2012 #14
Absolute wrong glacierbay Nov 2012 #24
I am good with that quaker bill Nov 2012 #34
I do better than support conscientious objection. I oppose the draft. JVS Nov 2012 #2
When Republicans are in power Fumesucker Nov 2012 #3
Uh....does the word "Vietnam" mean anything to you? Ken Burch Nov 2012 #18
Beat me to it. nt. glacierbay Nov 2012 #25
That's ancient history Fumesucker Nov 2012 #47
Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Libya, etc. Angleae Nov 2012 #46
Et tu, Brute? Fumesucker Nov 2012 #49
Without a draft, how is CO at all relevant to anything? I assume that there is some point to Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #5
There is mandatory selective service registration for males Ms. Toad Nov 2012 #30
I'll support CO for those forced to serve, not for those that volunteered. Angleae Nov 2012 #8
Once you sign up, CO status is over quaker bill Nov 2012 #35
That hasn't stopped people from trying. Angleae Nov 2012 #44
Unfortunately quaker bill Nov 2012 #53
Other. It's irrelevant unless there is a draft. MineralMan Nov 2012 #10
What if you joined, saw the reality fo war(after joining voluntarily)and THEN decided Ken Burch Nov 2012 #19
I doubt that's a common occurrence, frankly. MineralMan Nov 2012 #21
You're assuming that everyone who joins the military Ken Burch Nov 2012 #23
Yah, well, I was just 19 when I joined the USAF in 1965. MineralMan Nov 2012 #26
I'm 51. I remember being 18. Ken Burch Nov 2012 #38
We actually have an economic draft. Ms. Toad Nov 2012 #31
My point exactly. Excellent post, Ms T. Ken Burch Nov 2012 #40
I support the right of conscience-based objection to all wars. Spider Jerusalem Nov 2012 #11
The law has no sympathy either quaker bill Nov 2012 #36
The DOD allows for discharges based on conscientious objection even after having been deployed. Agony Nov 2012 #45
People change in the course of their lives flamingdem Nov 2012 #13
Approve ismnotwasm Nov 2012 #15
I oppose CO status unless we were cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #16
You're right ismnotwasm Nov 2012 #17
I wanted to explain what I meant by "Conscientious Objection to particular wars" Ken Burch Nov 2012 #20
It's a difficult question. MineralMan Nov 2012 #22
Forcing people to murder their fellow humans is barbarism. Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2012 #27
Vietnam oberle Nov 2012 #28
Other Friends took alternate service quaker bill Nov 2012 #37
A lot of those refusing to join wars would gladly do that, I suspect. Ken Burch Nov 2012 #41
I have in my past had lunch quaker bill Nov 2012 #54
I knew a couple of guys who were COs and served as combat medics in Vietnam pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #50
I am a member of a religious denomination which conscientiously objects Cairycat Nov 2012 #29
Me, too, cairycat. Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #33
Absolutely. Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #32
I have trained in and counseled others in how to establish a legal claim to CO status quaker bill Nov 2012 #39
I will fight to defend my home, my family, and my nation. Xithras Nov 2012 #42
If you volunteer for the military Aerows Nov 2012 #43
Why can't a person have a change of conscience based on their experience while serving in military? Agony Nov 2012 #48
Some people find it threatening, apparently, to accept the idea Ken Burch Nov 2012 #51
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