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  •  And I disagree with you (4+ / 0-)
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    on both of those matters.

    Joining the Army is not the same thing as surrendering your conscience entirely, for one thing; for another, yes, I think he is probably guilty of whatever he's being charged of having done -- and that the punishment should be time served, or less.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 08:13:12 AM PDT

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    •  I'll actually completely agree (0+ / 0-)

      with you on the second. Time served. Although I wouldn't find it a miscarriage of justice if he got a few years on top of that. (Anything more than that would be.)

      But we're going to disagree on the first. Joining the Army inherently means that you may be required, as part of your job, to kill another human being--and that doesn't constitute surrendering your conscience? Does to me.

      "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

      by ChurchofBruce on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 08:19:06 AM PDT

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      •  Depends on the conscience (2+ / 0-)
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        and the circumstances, I think.  I do believe there are actions that are entirely wrong and at the same time entirely necessary; killing a war-waging Nazi would be among them.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 08:39:56 AM PDT

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