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merlin.guy
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youssjohn
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Can war ever be justified or moral

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Started: 1/31/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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merlin.guy

Con

In my opinion war can be justified but only one particular side
youssjohn

Pro

To truly understand what justifiable means we must look at the definition:

capable of being justified; that can be shown to be or can be defended as being just, right, or warranted; defensible.

If this in fact is the definition, then all war is justifiable because countries start conflicts for a reason whether it be a political, economic, religious, or social view, but this is not the case

Human hostility only occurs when the environment and situation call for it. This is very similar to animals, animals are in situation's where they must survive, but they do not have the mental capacity to work together like humans do, and as humans in our society today, we do not rely on our primal instinct.

To say that war is justifiable is the same as saying killing is justifiable, whether it be for any reason, a country will always prefer to keep their interests diplomatically as oppose to risking lives violently
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Posted by marlena.bogle 11 months ago
marlena.bogle
Yes, I believe war can be justified. All good things in life do not come without hard work and/or sacrifice. We all have different aspects on whats wrong & whats right. This is just the severe case of having that quality in our species. We were all born & raised differently with different genetics. Studies show that regardless of who you are, who you know, etc. you will never feel the exact emotion as another individual. Just like anything else on earth, it comes with pros and cons. One of the cons being in severe cases it can cause great conflict among us. Pros being we grown character, individuality, etc.
Posted by RussellMania741 11 months ago
RussellMania741
Would you be willing to send your own kids to war. If you are not willing to send your own kids off to war, then why would you be willing to send somebody elses kids. If you are willing to send your own kids to war, then its justified. If you are not willing to send your own kids to war, then the war is unjustified.
Posted by sboss18 11 months ago
sboss18
Then shouldn't you be Pro?
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