November 18, 2004

Brilliant Idea

Grim, over at Grims Hall is starting a Military Science Book Club. Here's a bit of the thought behind it:

The challenge is this: all citizens have a duty to the defense of the nation, just as all citizens have a duty to the common peace. We perform the latter not only with jury duty, but by taking the time to achieve a basic understanding of the law so that we can do our part to obey it and uphold it -- or to challenge it, if that is what we feel is necessary.

Similarly, you have a duty to the defense of the country. Some fulfill that duty by volunteering and serving in the military, but even if you don't, the duty doesn't go away. You have to fulfill it in other ways. One of these -- which I think is incumbent upon every citizen, because we all must make decisions in the voting booth on these matters -- is to take the time to achieve a basic understanding of military science. You ought to understand the principles involved. This is one thing you can't leave to experts, any more than you can afford to leave the law to lawyers.

I'm in. I agree that everyone should have an understanding of this. Knowledge is power, and with the way our world is now, I for one want all the power I can get.

Pop on over and check it out. I'll link everytime he posts on this, just to make sure you don't miss it.

Posted by Tammi at November 18, 2004 09:43 AM

The need for this sort of knowledge is one of the big reasons I miss USS Clueless. He was GREAT at explaining these sorts of things in plain language.

Posted by: Harvey at November 18, 2004 10:27 AM