Conscientious Objection is more than a status conferred by the Selective Service or the military. Conscientious Objection belongs to those who take a conscious stand for peace in the face of war. Conscientious Objector (noun, abbreviated as CO)One who on the basis of religious or moral principles refuses to bear arms or participate in military service.
From Dictionary.com and The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004
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