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TY
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Kleptin
Pro (for)
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55 Points

should the U.S re institute the military draft?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/5/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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TY

Con

I am doing this for a school debate and i need different opinions on this subject so please help me out.
Kleptin

Pro

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That being said, I think that he draft should be reinstated, but with certain modifications.

First off, there must be a genuine reason to draft. If there is a great lack of volunteers or a massive threat to our nation, then the draft would be justified. However, if it is to wage a controversial war, then no draft.

Second, there should be many more exemptions.

1. The draft should not apply to any students who are enrolled in universities as undergraduates or attending graduate school. We need skilled professionals to rebuild after the war ends.

2. The draft should not apply to any man or woman over the age of 40 and under the age of 18.

3. The draft should not apply to a single child in a household.

4. Professionals should be able to opt out of combat in exchange for a position that relies on their particular expertise. For example, computer technicians would handle computers and health professionals would care for the wounded.
Debate Round No. 1
TY

Con

TY forfeited this round.
Kleptin

Pro

Since my opponent has probably finished his school paper and does not require more from me to plagiarize off of, I will restate my arguments.

1. The draft should not apply to any students who are enrolled in universities as undergraduates or attending graduate school. We need skilled professionals to rebuild after the war ends.

2. The draft should not apply to any man or woman over the age of 40 and under the age of 18.

3. The draft should not apply to a single child in a household.

4. Professionals should be able to opt out of combat in exchange for a position that relies on their particular expertise. For example, computer technicians would handle computers and health professionals would care for the wounded.

*5. A person should be exempt from the draft if his/her spouse/civil partner is enlisted or disabled or requires help in some form in the interests of raising children under the age of 18.
Debate Round No. 2
TY

Con

just 2 let u know i'm a she not a he ok. Next my debate was 2day and i did NOT plagiarize your work i just wanted different opinions so u did your job and i thank u for that so if u need to say anything ells go ahead but for now i am done with this topic. When i get another topic from my school i will post it up and u are welcome 2 debate me on that one also. If you choose not to it's ok it was nice doing this with you. You seem very intelligent.
Kleptin

Pro

If by "debate" you mean I present an argument and you just sort of leave, no thanks.

One hundred characters is ninety nine characters plus one character.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Kleptin 9 years ago
Kleptin
I think this indicates that people aren't taking this seriously *enough*.
Posted by TY 9 years ago
TY
some of you guys take this whole debate thing too seriously just shut up and have fun.
Posted by C4747500 9 years ago
C4747500
I don't understand why 7 people voted for the Con.

This is a somewhat pathetic example of people voting on their prior beliefs rather than what actually occurred in the debate.

Did you all just look at the topic name and vote? Seriously, did you even look at Con's opening argument?
Posted by Lithobolos 9 years ago
Lithobolos
Drafts are not bad in themselves. It is how they are implemented. Drafting only poor kids and ethnic minorities randomly is not a good idea. You need to make serving nationally or militarily a duty for all people.
Posted by Rob1Billion 9 years ago
Rob1Billion
The draft was such a mistake thirty years ago, I can't see it being employed with any success in the future.
Posted by Lithobolos 9 years ago
Lithobolos
Everyone should have to do a few years of national or military service when they finish high school
Posted by Vikuta 9 years ago
Vikuta
I'm all for a draft. It would make people upset, sparking massive protests to end this pointless war.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
She doesn't present any argument!! You can't vote for anyone but Kleptin, he is the only one with any form of argument in the round!
Posted by Miserlou 9 years ago
Miserlou
A larger army isn't going to solve our problems. Sheer brute strength is good for a quick fix, but ultimatley our problems lie in our relationships with other countries.
Posted by Patrick_Henry 9 years ago
Patrick_Henry
Military policy needs to be completely overhauled in this country.

"The Draft" is not an appropriate solution to the current policy flaws which plague certain branches of the United States military.

It can become a part of the solution, and if it does it should be considered as an "Elite Conscription Act"

Taking people not just at random, but those with the dispositions and talents to be great.
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