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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Service

In response to my post about Henry Windsor not getting to serve in Iraq, Rae from over at Rae's Ramblings spoke up with the excellent reminder that service is not just military service, and we don't even see the children of our country's leaders openly performing non-military service.

While I agree whole-heartedly with this assessment, I also was encouraged that the son of the Prince of Wales was going to face the same kind of danger that children of coalminers face. A major contributing factor to the aggression that this country has been engaged in is the fact that the people who vote for it have no stake in it. If they see a political benefit in prolonging the war, they don't have to weigh that against any kind of personal cost.

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