Should the Military have an opt out option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom357
    No. You aren't laying your life on the line for politicians or states. You swear (or affirm) to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution. It is the Constitution, for which you are giving your life - something bigger and far more important than any petty bureaucrat or politican. It is your solemn oath, not to be broken for a moment's adversity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle
    Well I held out as long as I could. It appears there is an an opt out in some cases. I have a personal friend that served in Iraq, in fact, he was at the front of the advance to Bagdad.
    There are words for that, but I don't think they are "opt out".

    Having said that, I also understand that in this case the person "was there", but that doesn't make it right.
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