The Selective Services Act ought to be repealed.
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The Selective Services Act- AKA the draft, this is a system for conscription into the United States miliatry.
For this debate, what is "Ought" is the option that yields the most net benefits.
(A) The Selective Service System is Fair
The selective service system is fair. Every single male US citizen between the ages of 18-25 must register. Unless you are unable to fight, or a conciencious objector, you have equal likelyhood as the next guy to be drafted. Wealth and affluency doesn't make you immune to the draft. Coming from a political family does not make you immune to the draft. Conscription applies equally to all.
(B) The Selective Service System is Necessary for Defense
There are many cases where the draft is simply absolutely necessary. I would agree that it has been used when it was not necessary, though, which was wrong. Specifically, the vietnam war. That was a war that the US didn't have to fight. When it comes to wars the the US must fight in, though, we have to be able to conscript our citizens in a fair way for the social good. If we believe that within the next year or so, some country will be launching total war against us, for the good of the people we must be able to muster an army. You might argue that people would willingly volunteer. This is true. Many, though, would not. Many would convince themselves, "I'd be willing to fight if I had to, but why do it when someone else is willing to?" The draft solves this problem.
Like jury duty, military service in times of dire need is a civic duty.
(C) The Selective Service System has been ruled as constitutional multiple times
The draft has been tried in court multiple times. Every time, the supreme court rules it constitutional, for the very reasons I have stated above.
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Forward all points. This is a full forfeit from the con per the rules of the debate.
Do not forward all points. I have been mislead by con through pm and elsewhere. Due to his treachery anc cunning, he has tricked me into not posting my argument, even though I was capable of doing so. Tie it!
Pro seems to misunderstand what "Forward all points" means. After FFing two rounds he wants a tie (and still posts no arguments).
Forward all points means "I wish to re-assert all of the points that I have previously made."
Do you know how confused I'm right now. This is unjust treatment. TIE THIS DEBATE, or else.
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Vote Placed by EndarkenedRationalist 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Sorry, PRO, but you forfeited 2 rounds which, as per the rules of the debate, means CON gets all 7 points. I don't know what occurred outside this debate - in PMs or wherever else - but I can only vote on what occurred within this debate. Posting pictures of women will not change my mind. Nice try, though.
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