Yes actually I would. In fact I've been opposed to the Iraq war since day one. But then again I'm a "Romantic Reactionary", which is a far cry from a right-winger.
Originally Posted by mysterio
This is not to say I'm against military or community service. Far from it, I fully support it in accordance with the principles of Civic Republicanism. But I believe much of this service should be concentrated at the lowest levels of society, in order to better serve the actual needs of local communities; as oppossed to the national level, to serve some abstract ideological concept.
I like how Edmund Burke once put it:
"We begin our public affections in families. No cold relation is the zealous citizen. We pass on to our neighborhoods and our provincial connections. These are our inns and resting places. Such division of our country as have been formed by habit and not by sudden jerk of authority are so many little images of the great country in which the heart is found something it could fill. The love to the whole is not extinguished by this subordinate partiality...To love the little platoon we belong to in society is the first principle of public affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed towards a love to our country and to mankind."Civic duty and loyalty should move from the bottom up, not imposed from the top down.