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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/27/13 11:28 am

No. I'm not a war monger either.

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Moriarty
07/25/13 6:05 pm

Going to war or taking a human life ever, for any reason regardless of how "right" we consider it, is unacceptable. It creates the illusion that it is okay to kill for what is "right," when in a diverse world there are diverse ideas of what is right. It makes it acceptable to kill for anything you..

Moriarty
07/25/13 6:06 pm

..believe in. Whether it's peace or love, slavery or equality, capitalism or communism.

potatochip howdy
07/24/13 11:13 am

To an extent, but not a total pacifist.

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RElmer
07/24/13 10:18 am

Define pacifist. Total non-violence may count yet simply not starting a fight might count too. I don't start fights, but I would fight to protect myself, innocents, or my country. That said I don't support all military actions either. The old saying "Speak softly, but carry a big stick" works.

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jnap2975 Illinois
07/24/13 2:30 pm

No fighting is much better the more powerful win

ScrewU Gone
07/25/13 11:43 am

Odd that those who believe so strongly in evolution are manifestly against competition. Doesn't make sense.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/24/13 7:58 am

I believe a leader should sit down with the other country's leader and try to reach a common ground to what's the problem. If they can't, THEN they go to war. Congress on the other hand,,, But I am not for this kumbaya crap some Democrats are for, or the "kill, kill, kill" mentality some Repu

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
07/24/13 7:59 am

Republicans are for. I'm somewhat in the middle.

Dan44149
07/24/13 7:31 am

War never solved anything... except slavery, oppression, genocide, communism, facism, nazism, terrorism.

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gvangijs5
07/25/13 12:58 pm

so if I asked you what war was good for, you might say, "absolutely nothing"?

Moriarty
07/25/13 6:01 pm

Nothing wrong with Communism, thanks.

renormal redefining normal
07/23/13 10:54 pm

I'll pacifist right into your face! Hahahaha! (Get it? Pass a fist?

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
07/23/13 10:37 pm

When I read the question, I was thinking in daily life. In that context, can't say anyone would call me that. Haha. Until I read the comments, I hadn't considered it from a citizen point of view. From that standpoint, I tend to be like most others.

dermatobia
07/23/13 9:40 pm

I am if non-interventionism qualifies. Defensive war on our home turf against a foreign enemy is something I could support.

634 Indiana
07/23/13 8:44 pm

Tread lightly and carry a big stick. Peaceful delegations first and if no progress use the big stick

634 Indiana
07/23/13 8:43 pm

Violence is never the answer.... but it makes an excellent plan B.

jdaniel
07/23/13 8:22 pm

Peace through superior firepower.

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roybiker12
07/23/13 4:08 pm

Self-proclaimed pacifists put us in danger of increased violence through their naïveté.

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paratroopz95
07/23/13 3:11 pm

LoL Dems, guess they won't 'stand their ground' LOLZ

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bradhurt2003 Tennessee
07/23/13 3:03 pm

And republicans never shove their views on anyone, unless they look different, have different customs or disagree with you.

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bradhurt2003 Tennessee
07/23/13 3:03 pm

And the name-calling is a nice touch too

clayvisa
07/23/13 3:36 pm

Thought you would like it. Maybe next time you will address the meaning of something before make assumptions and run with it. Reps are a diff matter all together when it comes to this poll. I'm an independent, I want freedom not chains(red or blue).

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
07/23/13 7:08 pm

And what about Libertarians? They're not so different from you.

clayvisa
07/23/13 7:18 pm

Libs I'm all for them most of the time

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
07/23/13 7:37 pm

For the sake of discussion and civilized debate, why only most of the time?

clayvisa
07/23/13 2:06 pm

So almost half of Dems on here are pacifists. I find that hard to believe.

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bradhurt2003 Tennessee
07/23/13 2:16 pm

Why is that hard to believe? Because a Democrat had to clean up a Republican's unfinished business overseas?

clayvisa
07/23/13 2:47 pm

No tard that has nothing to do with it

clayvisa
07/23/13 2:52 pm

Other than being opposed to war, pacifism is supposed to be about peaceful resolutions which Dems just shove everything they are about down everyone's throats.

clayvisa
07/23/13 2:52 pm

Also, part of the literal definition of pacifism is the opposition of organizing a society or people by governmental force. Which they seem to be a huge proponent of.

clayvisa
07/23/13 2:53 pm

Oh yea I forgot, let's try to be selective when deciding what applies to us.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
07/23/13 1:46 pm

Pacifism is a convenient disguise for fear.

Not saying violence is the answer to all, but realistically, it should always be recognized as a possibility and you should be prepared for it.

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bradhurt2003 Tennessee
07/23/13 1:39 pm

I don't like violence and would always try to avoid it as much as possible. But if it would protect myself or loved ones, I wouldn't just lie down and take it.

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mrcoyote Casa Grande
07/23/13 12:24 pm

Violence is fucking delicious

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arste New York
07/23/13 11:58 am

I'm always the mediator when the going gets rough in my family.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/23/13 6:40 am

A true pacifist? No. One who believes violence should only be a last resort and almost never used? Yes.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/23/13 6:41 am

Further, violence should only be used when violence is clearly the path being taken by the opposite party. If a country tried to invade us with a large force already on their way, we should fight back. But we should not be the ones to invade first.

cameronkelly
07/23/13 6:24 am

the only reason for war is to protect yourself and those who can't

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dahawwl Texas
07/23/13 5:38 am

Yes, but I think that sometimes war is necessary.

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redsox95 New England
07/23/13 6:12 am

So your not a pacifist. Change your answer. A pacifist sees violence as NEVER an option.

dahawwl Texas
07/23/13 6:39 am

Do you think that pacifist's wanted to let Hitler continue to kill innocent people? Call me what you want, I believe war should be a last resort, but sometimes we must go to war to make peace possible.

redsox95 New England
07/23/13 6:43 am

A true pacifist wouldn't kill a bomber even if they knew the bomber was going to blow something up in the near future.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
07/23/13 4:15 pm

Here's how I see it: I don't care how old, what gender, what culture they're from, etc. If they threaten me with force (point a gun barrel at me, for example) I will shoot them to protect my life, and the lives of those around me.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
07/23/13 3:34 am

No or I would not have joined the Navy during the Vietnam era.

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galvduck Galveston Island
07/23/13 4:57 am

A lot of Mennonites join the armed services and serve as medical personnel or clergy (something with a non-combat status).

Just saying...pacifists can join the military as well. ;)

JohnnyBraska Nebraska
07/23/13 2:23 am

I said yes because I've seen to many people get hurt in to bad of a way. I will exhaust all options before a fight except run away. Money and possessions can be replaced but stay away from my family.

goatman1965
07/23/13 3:23 am

"too many" & "too bad"

Signed,
The grammar police

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
07/23/13 12:03 pm

@goat: You have a huge job before you. If you merely focus on to/too, your/you're, there/their and 'adverb abuse' (e.g. real vs. really) within this site, you will have more than a full-time gig. I hope it pays well! :)

pisomojado
07/23/13 1:22 am

No, but they definitely have a needed place in the world to remind us that war is bad.

RyanJames Illinois
07/22/13 11:10 pm

Yes, that is why I hire hitman to do my dirty work for me.

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BadUsername
07/22/13 10:37 pm

Bro I'm a yellow belt. Don't Fucking mess with me!! (Hopefully some of you get this)

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Wes28 CBus
07/22/13 10:29 pm

No but at the current moment I certainly wouldn't put my life on the line for this tyrannical government. Our wars are unnecessary and our government corrupt.

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pisomojado
07/23/13 1:23 am

This "tyrannical government" is ending our wars, not starting them.

brisket Illinois
07/22/13 10:25 pm

I don't like war but it is needed sometimes.

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mjsnyder15 Virginia
07/22/13 10:19 pm

I do not go seeking out fights, but if push comes to shove, I will defend myself or my friends/family.

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33401 wpb
07/22/13 10:02 pm

Don't mistake kindness for weakness.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/22/13 10:09 pm

Couldn't agree more.
Speak softly but carry a big stick is good politics ;)

auraelys The answer is 42.
07/22/13 10:01 pm

I wish this could have been more like "On a scale of one to ten"...because while I'm not necessarily a pacifist, I'm nowhere close to the opposite of a pacifist, yknow?

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Gunfighter
07/22/13 10:01 pm

Violence is a necessary evil. There are many situations where the best solution is violent.

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li11001
07/23/13 6:18 am

And that is why morons like you shouldn't be able to own guns. Climb back into your time machine and go back the 1800's.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/22/13 9:44 pm

I grew out of my world-hugging hippie phase.

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Antinous Davison MI
07/22/13 9:41 pm

I am a great admirer of Roman Foreign policy. It was actually illegal to outwardly conquer people. The Romans called it defensive conquest. To defend your nation from a threat you conquer and subjugate it. Always works, mostly.

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Jungle in the dog house
07/22/13 9:37 pm

Definitely a warmonger.

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niteowl Hold Fast
07/22/13 11:39 pm

Very good read, thank you for posting.

Antinous Davison MI
07/22/13 9:37 pm

Hell no. I am more of a hawk than you can imagine. Mccain is a pussy compared to me.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/22/13 9:45 pm

McCain is a detriment to conservatism.

Wes28 CBus
07/22/13 10:30 pm

Oh I'm sorry...did you withstand torture as a POW? Didn't think so. Regardless of his politics (which I don't usually agree with), John McCain deserves respect for his past in the service.

brharper13 New York
07/22/13 9:36 pm

Some problems need different solutions to others. No we're not apes, but we used to sort of almost be, & some things are inherent like the instinct to kill for life, food, shelter & your familys safety. Luckily we rarely have to kill for most of those things, but if one of them is threatened game on

fatalvirus Roseville, California
07/22/13 9:29 pm

Thought pacifist was one that has a pacifier fetish

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galvduck Galveston Island
07/22/13 9:15 pm

In the Mennonite sense of the word, yes.

Non-violence on all counts, unless it is the only means to protect others. We have a moral obligation to protect the lives of others.

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fruitusfreakus Wisconsin
07/22/13 9:09 pm

Only if I know I don't have to fight. But once I do, it's on.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
07/22/13 9:04 pm

There are usually non-violent solutions to most conflicts, violence should only be used as a last resort.

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Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
07/22/13 8:52 pm

I don't even know what that means.

sims3man68 California
07/22/13 8:55 pm

Are you opposed to violence? Are you a lover, not a fighter?

greenbean
07/22/13 8:49 pm

I'm definitely a pacifist. I will "pass a fist" across your face

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/22/13 8:54 pm

You're exactly the kind of person I wish would have been a miscarriage. War may be necessary, that kind of arrogant swaggering street violence isn't.

phantom Colorado
07/22/13 9:02 pm

Woahhhh Praet that is a scary statement.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/22/13 9:27 pm

Sorry I admit I went a bit overboard but for unknown reasons (I wasn't the victim of street violence) I just abhor it.
We aren't apes. If you use your fist, you ran out of arguments.
Maybe I took the pun too seriously.

brharper13 New York
07/22/13 9:33 pm

Well that escalated quickly... I thought it was a good joke. Some fights have to be physical, but enjoying that form of problem solving doesn't mean you should have been an abortion... we're not apes

kayjayleh Lansing, MI
07/22/13 8:42 pm

"So. There's this guy, & he's gonna blow up the whole world with an atom bomb unless someone kills him first. No one else is around, & there's a machete next to ya... Whataya do?" <-- classic scenario presented after someone finds out you're pacifist

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Lazarus Indiana
07/22/13 9:41 pm

Take away the ability to detonate the bomb....