Saturday, November 25, 2006

Christians for slavery
LRC’s Laurence Vance on the religious right and conscription. He’s an evangelical who remembers that, before the cultural upheaval at the end of the 1960s, his co-religionists had a healthy distrust of government including the military. Like Sgt Alvin York did in World War I before a minister told him it was his Christian duty to kill the Hun (who was no threat whatsoever to York’s home or family). Incidentally ‘progressive’ Protestant clergy were keen on that war and getting America into it: destroy what’s left of superstitious Catholic Europe. ‘Imagine... and the world will live as one.’ Some things never change.

Oh, and this form of involuntary servitude is already happening in the form of ‘stop-loss’: you can get in but you can’t get out.

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