Tag Archives: military

No Country For Old White Men

In the past I’ve written on my ardent anti-war sentiment. Anyone who cares to read it can access those posts in the archives. I have a new reason to hate war; those who fight in them are treated like leftover … Continue reading

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Can Libertarians Fight (And Die) For Their Country?

Sheldon Richman at the Libertarian Institute writes: Horace’s declaration “Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori” — “It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country” — is just what poet Wilfred Owen called it: “The old Lie.” Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky extended Owen’s point … Continue reading

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Proposal To Draft Women Offers Valuable Lesson

William Norman Grigg at Pro Libertate writes: Four decades ago, one of the most insistent arguments offered by opponents of the Equal Rights Amendment was that it would create the legal basis for making women subject to the draft. That … Continue reading

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How to Solve the Syrian Refugee Issue

Having put aside debating on Facebook forever, I still have to endure others doing it. With the current Paris attacks, the Syria bombing, and the refugee and migrant crisis, its’ only gotten worse. The lack of intellectual depth, constrained by … Continue reading

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Cowardice is Uglier than War

Regular readers know my thoughts on war. I hate it. I’m am staunchly against it. The reasons for why are beyond counting. But recent events have reminded me of a quote by John Stuart Mill which, in my pre-libertarian years, … Continue reading

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Conservatives: Draft Our Daughters, Too!

The Daily Signal is the mouthpiece of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Recently it published a column written by a former female U.S. Army helicopter pilot titled “No More Double Standards for Woman in the Military.” At first, I thought it … Continue reading

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Honoring the Troops

This last weekend I attended the 10th anniversary of a family friend’s death. A Marine corporal, he was killed in 2005 outside Haditha, Iraq. It was not a festive occasion, needless to say. He has not been the only loss in … Continue reading

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