Conscientious objector


Muhammad Ali points to a newspaper headline to show he’s not the only one protesting the Vietnam War, March 28, 1966.
“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. … Many conscientious objectors have been executed, imprisoned, or otherwise penalized when their beliefs led to actions conflicting with their society’s legal system or government. The legal definition and status of conscientious objection has varied over the years and from nation to nation. Religious beliefs were a starting point in many nations for legally granting conscientious objector status. …”
Wikipedia
Slate: When Muhammad Ali Took on America
The Conscientious Objector: Let No Soul Slay Another
Vietnam Full Disclosure – MORAL INJURY AND CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION: SAYING NO TO MILITARY SERVICE
PBS – A Closer Look: Conscientious Objection

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