Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Opinion "The Question of Amnesty"

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Opinion "The Question of Amnesty"

Description

This 1973 opinion piece argues for amnesty in the case of men who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. The writer calls the Vietnam War “an unjust war, a war which was lied about, which was fought with no intention of winning and which was in every way a politician’s war…” and elaborates that, as well as forgive those who refused to take part, Americans should also be proud and thank returning veterans, paying particular note to those who were in North Vietnamese POW camps. The writer claims that the suggestion of the American Legion, to consider each case “on its own merits,” is the correct choice when dealing with those who “ran to escape induction” and “hurt no one.” The article ends by claiming the choice is in Richard Nixon’s hand, and it’s his job to admit he was wrong in carrying out the war.

Source

"The Question of Amnesty." The University of Richmond Collegian LX, no. 21(March 1, 1973): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19730301.2.7&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1973-03-01

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Opinion "The Question of Amnesty",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 12, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3302.