(N.b. The following is purely hypothetical.)
Should I, given Australia’s political and religious outlook, support my queen and country in the same way my grandparents’ parents would have done, and would it be a good idea if I joined the military in a combat role?
My grandfather is of the opinion that although he would admit to being an Australian citizen (if pressed), he would not fight for this country because it is no longer fighting for the core values upon which it was founded (basic Protestant England virtues and beliefs), and it is anti-God, whereas I am of the opinion that if the war is justified (as was the case in the World Wars), then I am still obliged to defend my home and my country.
Given recent political changes, however, would I be justified in joining the military in a combatant role knowing that my country is no longer truly fighting for God, for Her Majesty, nor even for her own sake in the way she was 70 years ago? 70 years ago, Adolf Hitler, General Toto, and Benito Mussolini were very clearly our enemy, and 100 years ago Kaiser Wilhelm and the Ottomans were very clearly our enemy, but in this day and age of countries “intervening” for other countries for “harbouring/arming terrorists”, “preparing for nuclear warfare”, posing a threat, or even just for being war-torn, can any war be justified, and would I be justified in enlisting in a combatant role if I am uncertain of the justification of the war, and doubly so when it is unlikely that my country will come out of the war in any better moral position than when it went in?
Once again, purely hypothetical and presupposing that conscription doesn’t become obligatory in the event of a war.