The draft should be implemented in times of war.
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This is from the document that our nation and government are established on. If we can't follow these basic guidelines, to protect life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, then we know that we are not America anymore.
Now let's look at the draft policy, which may I remind you is instated by the government and therefore should be required to follow these basic guidelines.
The draft, forces young men to join the army. The most obvious flaw this has is the fact that it is a forceful act.
liberty-freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions-from dictionary.com
The draft, controls young men, interferes with their lives, obligates them to join the army, and puts them in hampering conditions because they must readjust to life when they return, if they return.
life-the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual-from dictionary.com
When people are drafted, they do not get to pick where they go, and are therefore put on the front lines of battle where they will most surely be shot down and killed. When the government is putting young men into almost certain death situations, that is obviously taking away our right to life.
pursuit-an effort to secure or attain-from dictionary.com
happiness-the quality or state of being happy-from dictionary.com
So pursuit of happiness is an effort to secure a state of being happy. So if these people are forcefully put into the army, that will not be their pursuit of happiness. If these people want to join the army they will never have been drafted in the first place. This is obviously restricting them from being happy. Being in intense heats, constantly in the outdoors, being shot at, scared of torture, dehydrated, and in constant fear for your life, is likely not many peoples idea of happiness.
As we can plainly see, the draft is an obvious violation of the rules that our country is governed by. If we can't even follow these rules anymore then we should not even call ourselves America.
Thank you, strongly urge a con vote in this debate. I now open the floor to my opponent.
Fist of all I would like to point out that Rebi did not say 1 word about all of the arguments that I made in the first round. The only close thing he said was that it is in a person's opinion if we should honor a person's happiness or put the country first. Of course everyone should try to help the country but they should not be forced to dedicate there lives to something that they don't even want.
Also h only real argument is that the draft is sometimes needed to protect the country. However, we haven't had the draft since World War II and not once has a war occurred in which we ran out of men. Also if we ever don't have enough troops, we should give incentives for joining the army, instead of just drafting people into it forcefully. Rebi may have good intentions, to protect the nation, but his ways of reaching those intentions are immoral and unjust. Also the U.S. is the most military advanced nation, and the global leader, we really don't have anything to fear from other nations, they aren't going to be able to break down our defenses.
Rebi forfeited this round.
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