Jackie K Cooper www.jackiekcooper.com Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Hacksaw Ridge" (Lionsgate) The film is rated R for
It is the same love for humanity and desire to serve that causes soldiers to experience deep trauma once their conscience processes the results of what they've done, the deaths and the pain they've been a part of. Military training dulls the conscience, but not forever.
Margaret Doughty Approved For Citizenship As USCIS Backs Down In Flap Over Atheist Opposition To War
The subsequent demand from officials at Doughty's home USCIS office in Houston drew the ire of atheist groups. The Freedom
Margaret Doughty, an atheist and permanent U.S. resident for more than 30 years, was told by immigration authorities this month that she has until Friday to officially join a church that forbids violence or her application for naturalized citizenship will be rejected.
EARLIER: The American Humanist Association later followed suit, urging the agency to back down or face litigation. “Over
"The judge doesn't really give the rationale for why he made the decision he did. We do know there have been some resistance
Earlier this year, Asmaa Mahfouz, a prominent Egyptian activist, wrote the following Tweet (translated from Arabic): "If
The limitation of conscientious objector status to those who object to all wars flies in the face of what the military itself teaches. Those who are told that in war, especially, keeping a moral inner compass is crucial. Yet, if they believe a war is unjust, they are trapped between having to face prison for refusing to deploy or sacrificing that moral compass to fight.
Soldiers serving in democratic systems, especially volunteers, cannot make their own rules without threatening the governments they serve. Picking and choosing of that sort turns each soldier into an army of one.
For his Eagle Scout service project, my 17-year old cousin Christian wants troops off the ground. His campaign is to teach about conscientious objection to war. The Boy Scouts won't let him.
If we continue to be "technically correct" without being morally centered as well, I can't help but recall with dread the old proverb: If we don't change our direction, we're liable to get where we're headed.