Thursday, August 18, 2005

The right way to go to war.

It's not like you need to be reminded to read TBogg on a regular basis, but he has a nifty piece here, demolishing the Virgin Ben's argument about chickenhawkery, which reminded me of something I read some time back, in which was proposed a recipe for deciding when a country should go to war.

First, the national referendum, in which only those who are eligible for military service would vote. A simple majority would decide and, if that majority voted for war, all "Yes" votes would represent a binding agreement to enlist.

And wouldn't that solve a whole bunch of enlistment problems?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a neat idea. It reverses the notion that Heinlen put forward in Starship Troopers that you had to have served in the military for the right to vote.

I bet it would help with voter turnout too.