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?
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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.
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