natural_law wrote:No, I am going to law school because it is training that will help me further a just society in anyway that I can.
I don't want to go into politics. I want to live on a farm and raise a garden and some animals.
But unfortunately that would not sit well with my conscience.
I know how I want to help - the LVT - and I know that it will require political power. The rational thing is to position oneself for the office that will have the greatest power to create that reality.
If someone else wants to do it and is capable, then I would gladly go to my farm and surf my life away. But I have never met anyone in my life who a) is familiar with this specific policy, and b) is in a position to make it happen. So I work to put myself in that position.
JAG is military service which has political significance. I also want to do it for its own sake. I think it's pretty ridiculous for you to say that it isn't a viable path, since there are clearly an infinite number of viable paths into politics.
So really you're a bit of a judgmental ass whose ego gets offended by other people's ambition. And it's not even ambition, it's just what I am doing with my life. And for some reason that turns you into an assumption-making, unhelpful, and rude internet crusader.
You have to see how you're coming off here, right? To take a narrow focus, Dcc617, to whom I assume this is being directed, has been seriously nothing but helpful in this thread. They haven't been mean, judgmental, or rude -- they have offered legitimate advice (do your research, some of your assumptions are incorrect) based on their life experience, which seems more extensive than yours (though to be fair, I don't know them).
You have explained what you want to do and how you want to get there. Lots of people with valuable insight and experience that you don't have
have tried to explain to you that you may be misinformed about various pieces of your plan, and that there may be different or better ways to accomplish your goals. Your response has been consistently condescending and defensive. If you're just looking for affirmations that you're the smartest person out there with the best possible plan to accomplish the most brilliant policy goal ever developed, this probably isn't the place to look for that. Your plan is flawed, and you are misinformed about aspects of it. People are trying to help. You'd be much better served by listening and asking questions than ignoring and insulting people.