Egerton University Anti War Discussion

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KENT STATE PROTEST

A – Was the student protest morally justified? Why or why not? (support your position with a brief, well-reasoned argument)

2 – FLAG BURNING PROTEST (TEXAS V. JOHNSON 1989)

A – Was Johnson’s protest morally justified? Why or why not?

B – Do you agree with the SCOTUS decision about the legality of this? Why or why not?

3 – VIETNAM & IRAQ WARS

A – Using Just War Theory, in your opinion did the U.S. meet the jus ad bellum and jus in bello criteria for the Vietnam War? Explain.

B – Using Just War Theory, in your opinion did the U.S. meet the jus ad bellum and jus in bello criteria for the Iraq War? Explain.

4 – MILITARY CONSCRIPTION

A – If we are drafted to fight in a war, we have a legal obligation to report for duty. Do we always have a moral obligation to do so? When are we morally justified in refusing to report for duty (assuming we are physically/mentally fit to fight)? If you think we are never justified in refusing to fight, what makes us morally obligated to do so? Explain.