If You are Conservative, You Must be Anti-warSubmitted by couvi on Wed, 03/23/2011 - 10:44
I wrote this for the varight.com blog. Let me know what you think.
If you hold conservatism as a value, you must maintain an anti-war stance. The current state of American militarism is in clear opposition to the conservation of foreign and domestic wealth, property, freedom, safety, and life. As the modern war-justifications from the shrinking crowd of neo-conservative fear mongers grow in absurdity, as our President spreads American branded death to Libya, it is important for peaceful conservatives (true conservatives) to speak more loudly and more frequently in examination of the incredibly liberal destruction of our American prosperity and safety, which has been brought upon by the stupid ignorance of war.
If your conservatism creates within you a desire to conserve the safety of the homeland, then to find an appropriate defense solution it is necessary only to look at the liberal destruction of life which has been heaped in the name of the American citizenry; by taking notice of American-caused death one may find the foundation of American safety: peace and non-imposition. On the financial back of the U.S. taxpayer 9 innocent little boys (all under the age of 12) were inadvertently slaughtered by airstrike in the Kunar province of Afghanistan on the 1st of March. The accidental nature of the too-many tragedies such as these gives no solace to the victimized Afghans; rather, hatred is inspired. The apology from our military representatives went understandably unaccepted by official Afghan response, and more importantly this apology (like all others) finds rightful disgust from the mangled people of Afghanistan.
Despite the impersonality of their proximity and our extreme unfamiliarity with their culture, these Muslim strangers have the same ability to care for one another as the Westerners with whom we may more easily relate. Take a moment to sincerely imagine your own innocent little child or loved one destroyed by an uninvited foreign force. Envision your dear significant life form explosively ripped in half. For such imposition upon your life, what might you find cause to feel? Would the stated intentions of your invader give you comfort, or would you hope to find some vengeance after the destruction of your known world? There is no lawful system of justice available to those who must endure such grand suffering.
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