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The United States Government should have a mandatory military draft for all its citizens

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Started: 12/29/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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My Argument:
During this debate I will argue that the United States Govt. should require a mandatory military "volunteer" draft for all of its citizens (stationed in and out of the country).

Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Opening Arguments
Round 3: Rebuttals and Closing Statement


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Debate Round No. 1


Thank You LetsDebate24 for accepting this debate!!

There is no reason why, men of all ages and races should not be obliged to serve there country in times of war and in hypothetical wartime preparation. By implementing the mandatory military service draft ideally, would lead to a more available and consistent supply of military personnel , that will be capable of being deployed to a conflict zone in a moment's notice. Furthermore it may increase civic participation in the understanding the role the U.S. Plays in the global arena and produce more civic participation in our country's political affairs (especially when dealing with military budgets in congress)
Volunteer service, though personally, does produce determined and loyal soldiers;though it may be unreliable as it depends on willingness of the individual; and sense of loyalty to ones country. By creating a steady flow of supply for the military, especially the Army and Marine Corp. in recent years, from redeploying troops that are not ready for active duty.
From the results of the Israeli ideal of mandatory military service it has proven to proven its ability to assimilate hundreds of thousands of new immigrants and youth from poor development towns and development of its citizens not only mentally but also physically. No enemy foreign or even domestically would even think of threatening us if every man, woman and child in our nation knew how to fight and react to a real combat situation-thus enforcing and creating a new generation of citizens; those who are loyal and stand a fighting chance even in times when we are unprepared.



It was established long ago that a draft was not to be used except in cases of extreme crisis because America was established by free men that chose to fight for a cause they believed in. Take the Iraq war for example, at first people completely supportive of the presidents decision to invade but upon return from their deployment the majority of servicemen had a change of mind on the war. The suicide rate following the return from that war was substantially higher than any before it. Support for the war had been lost. We launched a preemptive strike on a country that had made no aggressive move towards the US. In a situation where the people do not agree with the war being waged they should have a right to choose whether or not the wish to become involved. Now if an enemy were to invade our shores for example that would be a different matter entirely. If a mandatory draft were implemented it would take away Americans right to decide for themselves.
It is true that if such a draft were used we would have a more capable society in desperate times but again it comes down to our freedom to choose.
Debate Round No. 2


AaronDIJ forfeited this round.


...ok then
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Hard_Muscle_Guy_30 3 years ago
all citizens?

so even women, gays and sissy's?
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