I believe that Selective Service should still be utilized. Its main purpose is to supply soldiers for the United States Military in the event of a very large war. Although the military consists mostly of volunteers nowadays, the risk of not having enough soldiers to fight a large war still exists. With the enforcement of Selective Service, this prevents that risk significantly.
I agree with the idea of the draft but selective service is a way of kicking you while you are down. Even though the draft is obviously already required by all citizens selective service forces citizens to sign there life away again even though it is already owned. If a citizen does not sign up for it then you will be arrested so the right of being an american citizen already should come with the draft without being forced to be reminded of it.
It is understandable why many people dislike Selective Service. If one does not register, they may receive up to five years in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine. However, this disciplinary act is necessary to show the true importance of Selective Service. If there is a conflict that puts the United States in significant enough danger, Selective Service must be used in order to provide enough troops for the defense of the country, even if that puts a large amount of United States citizens at risk of death.
But why show the importance of something that is already included with your citizenship? Again it brings me to my argument of kicking you while your down. the draft is automatic but the selective service is just a fancy way of letting the public know of the military draft.
Another thing that people forget, regarding Selective Service, is that not everyone is eligible for the service. If someone has a significant enough mental or medical condition, this could prevent that person from being able to enter the military. That person would just have to send in specific documentation to prove that they cannot serve in the military.
Yes but why use selective service for that purpose? the draft already is a way to bring people in the military why should a handicapped person have to reassure the government that their legs don't work? there is no need for it.
I understand what you are saying; however, I do not mean that the Selective Service is a way to determine one's eligibility for the military. Further documentation of a possible disqualifying condition is very necessary in this situation, since anyone could lie in an attempt to avoid the service. These people, in the end, would face the penalties for attempting to avoid the Selective Service system. In short, my point is that only healthy civilian males will be selected for military service in the event of a big enough conflict.
In the end, the Selective Service should be kept. Although it may have its downsides, it is the best way to ensure that there will be enough Americans defending their home soil during the breakout of a large war. It should not be viewed as something intimidating or complicated, but rather as a guaranteed form of protection.