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Conscientious objector

A conscientious objector is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion.

In some countries, conscientious objectors are assigned to an alternative civilian service as a substitute for conscription or military service. Some conscientious objectors consider themselves pacifist, non-interventionist, non-resistant, non-aggressionist, or antimilitarist.

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The conscientious objectors weren't just sitting around twiddling their thumbs. They gave of themselves fat above and beyond their call of duty. They were just not willing to kill another human being, a mindset I feel that all of us must have.

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