Should there be a law that all politicians and government officials should fight in a war that they start?

Posted by: 1814Username

Let us face facts. The rich start wars and the poor fight them. Look at all our wars in the past 20 years. Not one thing was accomplished by them. The only way to help a soldier is by not sending him to war in the first place. Our politicians are simply cowards hiding behind rhetoric.

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No -- politicians are sacred cows.

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Yes -- all politicians should fight and bleed in the wars they start.

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texans14 says2014-07-20T15:35:38.7040142-05:00
SamStevens, civilians don't HAVE to fight in the war. They choose to fight. In case you haven't noticed, there isn't a draft anymore.
SamStevens says2014-07-20T15:37:33.6014953-05:00
In all countries? Or are you just speaking for the united states?
texans14 says2014-07-20T15:41:22.8693577-05:00
In the United States. Since the poll mentions a national law, they are most likely referring to the United States.
discomfiting says2014-07-20T15:42:37.5314363-05:00
Texans, unless there is a draft even though there hasn't been one since 1973 if I am not mistaken.
SamStevens says2014-07-20T15:42:49.1379107-05:00
Ok
dmussi12 says2014-07-20T15:43:32.1473864-05:00
People still have to register for Selective Service (the draft). It just hasn't been used recently.
1814Username says2014-07-20T15:43:46.6358689-05:00
Well I would like all politicians in all countries to fight because believe me, there would be a lot less wars. Things change when you have skin in the game.
texans14 says2014-07-20T15:44:01.3507736-05:00
Yes, that's what I was saying. I just didn't give the year.
dmussi12 says2014-07-20T15:45:58.4740042-05:00
@1814 explain how this would be enforced. All it would take is one country to send an actual army and slaughter the opposition.
1814Username says2014-07-20T15:46:53.7469976-05:00
One thing I know is this. When people start bleeding, their perspective on everything changes.
texans14 says2014-07-20T15:47:18.4573976-05:00
That makes no sense. There would be more wars, just less people fighting in them. It's a person's choice if they want to fight.
1814Username says2014-07-20T15:51:32.1644212-05:00
It makes absolute sense. If the people that vote for war have to go fight, there would be a lot less wars.
1814Username says2014-07-20T15:52:21.8923361-05:00
Only a coward would send another person to fight for him or her. Only a moron would go fight for someone who doesn't want to fight himself or herself.
texans14 says2014-07-20T15:53:43.6749502-05:00
But, there are citizens who do want to fight. Our politicians represent us.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-20T16:12:30.7276803-05:00
I think he means that our politicians would be on the field with the soldiers.
1814Username says2014-07-20T16:21:43.5614744-05:00
People that send others to fight should fight themselves. It is that simple.
quitbitchin says2014-07-20T18:55:12.8871541-05:00
And you are pretty dramatic. If you are talking about the U.S., you are saying you want politicians that start wars to fight with the soldiers? OK. Flaws in your idea again. If they die, who would fill that role? You need to get a degree to be a politician. When you go out to war, you are basically killing the people that help run the U.S. Thats a lot of politicians to replace. Plus the soldiers that fight for us WANT to do this. They WANT to fight for us. They ARE willing to spill their blood for us. And that is why we are thankful. Now if you are talking about other countries, then same idea. You are killing government officials which will have to be replaced. Lots of officials for that. Think this through will you?
Burncastle says2014-07-20T22:27:16.6565759-05:00
I'm not a soldier, but if I was I would rather have a partner that can watch my back.
Preston says2014-07-21T07:41:35.1072650-05:00
First BIAS, second there is a draft, you sign up for it at age 18 if youre a male, third, IMAGINE HOW MANY WARS WE WOULD HAVE IF EVERY POLITIAN FOUGHT IN ONE THEY STARTED
SweetTea says2014-07-21T10:49:24.7483847-05:00
1814Username ... If you were actually 40, as your profile states, you wouldn't have created such an insane poll!
1814Username says2014-07-22T15:04:03.4457468-05:00
Lots of sheep out there it seems. So you fools will go fight in a war that the people sending you to fight wont fight in? Is that what I am seeing. So you value your lives so little? My God. There is no hope for America. No wonder the rich enslave the poor.
Haroush says2014-07-22T16:35:48.0581742-05:00
There is a fine line between stupidity and insanity..

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