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ShannonM
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PrinceMittens
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Young Americans should not be required to spend at least one year in public service.

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Started: 8/20/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ShannonM

Con

It is completely unreasonable to have young Americans complete such a task because if America is built of a single word: FREEDOM, then why are we not allowing the future of America choose whether or not to go into the field of public service for a year. It would not be freedom if we, the government, MAKE the young do this responsibility. According to Google, freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Although, young Americans are not legal or full-time contributing members of our society, they soon will be. If we start to restrict their freedom now, the freedom they will inhabit later in life will jeopardize their faith of their government and that is the last thing America needs.
PrinceMittens

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Requiring young Americans to spend at least a year in public service is perfectly fine. It provides both a learning and a working experience, and engages those who are unaccustomed to work or related activity in a rather benign form. Basically, compulsory public service of young Americans is beneficial not only to the public, but also to to the young Americans themselves.

In fact, America already widely implement compulsory tenets. Many states, for example, enforce compulsory education to provide its citizens with the opportunity to succeed. It is the American youth's right to be given this opportunity, and compulsory public service easily falls under the same category.

My opponent's argument against requiring public service, freedom, may as well apply to all lawful requirements in existence. She may as well argue that Americans should not be required to obey any laws, which is entirely silly. Americans are given basic rights. That doesn't mean they are given the thumbs up to do whatever they want. Sure, the United States is founded on the principle of freedom, but in its foundation, it recognizes itself as a legitimate governing body and set of laws by which citizens must, to a degree, follow.
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Posted by crushboy79 3 years ago
crushboy79
I agreed with you the first time.
Posted by ShannonM 3 years ago
ShannonM
Re-wrote argument/
Posted by ShannonM 3 years ago
ShannonM
Your right, first time writer. Should have checked before sending . I AM PRO.
Posted by blackkid 3 years ago
blackkid
You screwed this up. As "Con" you've taken a double negative stance.

Basically you're saying "Young Americans should be required to spend at least one year in public service."
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