Who Said That?

Can you guess?

[He] condemned conscription, saying … that it “rests on the assumption that your kids belong to the state…. That assumption isn’t a new one. The Nazis thought it was a great idea.”

Do you know? I think he should have rather said: ‘The Soviets think it’s a great idea;’ but why quibble over that? I guess what bothers me the most is that I just never, ever, hear proclamations of principles that go anywhere near this level anywhere in the vast sea of politics. I’m resigned to the fact that it’s not going to make much of a difference anyway, but it would at least be nice to know that someone out there has at least given them some thought–that, such ideas have occurred to them.

Even as regards the “War on Terror;” I can’t recall the last time I heard a public official address this whole matter in terms of fundamental, bread-&-butter human principles. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then that, in itself, illustrates my dilemma.

Oh, who said it? Here.


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