is to protect his or her children. Physically, this is always difficult, because kids will always do what they want to do while they are wandering in the world. Spiritually is even more difficult, especially in today’s cultural climate. Is there reason to think that either of these facets of a person’s nature will be compromised by military service? It is alway possible, and a parent should always advise their children thinking about military service today with the following few points, devised by a Professor Haninik:
1. Military training tends to undermine critical thinking and personal responsibility.
2. Military service tends to put great strain on marriage and family life.
3. Military action often puts young people in situations in which they face great pressure to kill the innocent.
4. It is by no means clear that military action in Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya is necessary for national self-defense.
5. It is by no means clear that military action in Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya serves the defense of the innocent.
Just thought I should put that on here somewhere. Worth the thoughts…
War is not a political problem, but a moral and religious.