Religion: Traitors, or Ill-Treated?

Introduced into the California Legislature last week was a bill which would bar conscientious objectors from holding any state job. The obvious implication: any man whose religious beliefs will not let him fight should be treated as a traitor or a criminal.

The rest of the nation did not agree. Three public-opinion surveys, just completed by Dr. Leo Crespi of Princeton University's psychology department, show that 75% of the U.S. public think that C.O.s should get better treatment. Whether they serve as hospital attendants, as laborers, or as medical guinea pigs, the nation's 10,000...

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