Everyone respects a soldier?s commitment to take the ultimate sacrifice. What becomes the problem is dying and killing in something that is not right. Ut Prosim doesn?t give a specific noun to serve. It doesn?t say God; it doesn?t say country, people take it to mean this, even those who made it the university motto. When it is taken the wrong way, orders are followed without questions and complete power is given to those with authority.
One should always question the motives of those who are not going to be doing the actual dirty work. If this meaning of Ut Prosim was followed throughout history, there would be one king ruling us all. Questioning the will of the powerful has been the spark of progress for freedom. One quick question ? if the United States fights for the ideals of freedom, why is terrorism first priority when more people die from disease, AIDS and hunger ? over 20 million a year? How much sacrifice, service, honor, leadership, loyalty or brotherhood is this country giving to those problems?