Friendly Persuasion

If thee gives all thee's got to
the enemy, thy friends will go hungry.

What's good about that?
Thee wants to go out and fight,
give thy life for what thee believes.

Any of us here I'm sure
is ready to do that.

But that's not what
thee'll be asked to do.

What thee'll be asked to do now...
:38:26 to kill.
I know that.
I'll kill if I have to.
Thou shalt not kill.
Mother, I hate fighting.
I don't want to die.
I don't know if I could
kill anyone if I tried.

But I have to try
so long as other people have to.

No, Eliza.
Don't let him go.
Don't thee care
about his living or dying?

I'm just his father...
...not his conscience.
A man's life ain't worth beans except
he lives up to his own conscience.

I've got to give Josh that chance.