In a nation that doesn’t have a basis in the common values of blood and soil, it falls to the inhabitants of that nation to devise their own flawed basis by which citizenship can be bestowed on the outsiders looking in. One of the most commonly peddled assumptions is that military service is a decent enough metric of character to weed out the chaff, and allow in those “good” foreigners who will enrich their new host nation in both character and spirit.
This is a dangerous attitude to have on the host nation’s part, primarily because it seems like a proper standard at face value. Surely, these outsiders who so selflessly stood atop our walls while we slept should be permitted to share in our civic virtue in exchange for their brave and oh-so-noble sacrifice. Otherwise, we would be a nation of ingrates! Honorable and faithful service should…
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