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War and the Popular Vote: As it involves the risk of American lives, whether or not America declares war on another country should be put to a popular vote, not solely by the government. America is supposed to be based off of democracy. With this foundation, we the people are supposed to hold supreme power. In most cases American citizens vote and the government tries to give social equality. But, the government over looks one of the most important subjects without giving citizens a say so: war. They send drafts to American boys and men to be sent to war against their will and put every American citizen in a dangerous position many do not want to be involved in. This is the most unjust act that can be committed. Every single American is affected; no one is left untouched by war. The people of America should be able to vote on whether or not they want “their” country to go to war no matter what the circumstances are. Everyone should have their beliefs and opinions looked at in the form of voting. American citizens should not have to sit by and watch “their” country go to pieces. Even if the result from the vote was to go to war, at least the people would feel a little better knowing they had some kind of chance in the decision. Who is to say the government is above its people? There is absolutely no justice when decisions are made up for someone by officials who think they know best. We the people should be able to make every choice for our selves, not by the government. Where is the supreme power we were promised? When it comes to war, it is obsolete.
Article posted April 25, 2012 at 09:29 PM •
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I respect your view of the war and how America should have "their" own vote to join or not to join a war, but if everyone had his or her own vote about their country joining the war there wuld be many unjust riots and strikes about whether one should join a fight or not. The government should be equal to the people, yes. However, to keep our country safe we Americans need a government to make rules and help keep us in order.
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