Monday, February 10, 2003


Arthur Silber has some thoughts about the draft. The "libertarian argument" (poorly named by me) is quite strong. I only wonder whether the worries of cowardice and laziness are considerable enough to warrant mounting an objection to it. I have no idea.

If a historian could cite a case of a country that was well worth fighting for but that was conquered due to laziness or cowardice impeding its efforts to muster an army, that would be interesting. Also, even if the courageous number enough to defend the country, the slacker-cowards perhaps should give pause. D'you really want to be fighting and dying for some of these jokers as they watch you do it on CNN?