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  • yes it should

    If you want to live in the country why cant we fight for it? If you can sit there and say "oh I live in the united states of America" but if I were to ask you would you fight for it and you say "hell no" then you need to get the hell out of this country because we are lucky we arent all sex slaves and labor workers supported by some dictator. We are one of the few country`s that has freedom of speech and all I rights why cant you defend those rights?

  • Too much complacency.

    Americans are too complacent, and think the government will take care of them. Now, certainly not all Americans are this way, but far too high of a percentage is. People need to learn to take care of themselves. I don't believe that everyone should be forced into combat (only on a volunteer basis), but everyone should take basic training and serve for at least a year. It would drastically lower crime, increase maturity, make people smarter, more fit, and more appreciative. Although, there would have to be exceptions for those with disabilities or those who are too overweight. We can't force all Americans to be fit.

  • Get your head in the game and help fight for what you love.

    There is to many people hiding behind problems that many don't even have. They just want freedom but they don't want to fight for it. If you want something so bad you have to work for it. So if you want your freedom join the military or stop complaining about what the military is doing.

  • Fight for your freedom!!

    We all live in the US and it didn't become free from someone just saying "this is a free country." NO!!! It became free because there are people out there risking their lives to make it free and keep it that way. I believe everyone should be put into military services for at least a small amount of time. Also they should have the option to deploy if they want to!! That's my opinion!

  • It shouldn't be!

    This is because how about if there's someone that is not capable to fight because of their mental illness or impossibility to fight. It shouldn't be compose! We also have right to live freely and peacefully without need of fight or killing. This means that military service shouldn't be mandatory

  • I think that military service should be mandatory.

    Some countries like South Korea is now resting during the war.
    They do not know when North Korea would invade them so many countries should prepare for the wars they don't know when would happen. Also countries with less population should make people come to the military compulsory since there would be a little number of people asking for military service.

  • Yes, it should

    There's no reason as to why able men shouldn't be obliged to serve their country in times of warfare crisis and/or be prepared for hypothetical wartime. Not only that, but it provides a gargantuan amount of benefits, such as: physical conditioning, mental toughening and a chance to help promote equality between young and old men alike. There's so many immature, feeble-minded, snobbish pretty boys nowadays who need to be kicked in the ass and grow the hell up, and I believe that compulsory military service/temporary military training should be implemented as soon as possible.

  • Yes Military Service should be Mandatory

    Military service should absolutely be mandatory. Everyone enjoys the benefits of living in a country where people are risking their lives to save them. If you and everyone you knew had to serve in the military you would have a greater respect for what it means and more understanding and concern for what the country involves itself in. It would increase love of country.

  • Yes, it should.

    It would teach much needed responsibility and sacrifice to our entitled youth. I was kind of lost after college and joined the Navy, served 8 years and it allowed me to complete an advanced degree and gave me the maturity and skills to be a productive member of society. I think it would go a long way in teaching the entitled youth of America about patriotism, responsibility, and sacrifice.

  • Yes there should be mandatory service.

    When there are so many able young men and women in this country there should be mandatory service because I think that every young person like myself should join the military. There are so many things that could be done. People will come out of their service with leadership skills that can potentially get them better jobs. I have learned some of the skills in the Army JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps). The skills that will be instilled in that mandatory service will help you in some way when you get back to civilian life .

  • NO they shouldn't

    People on the yes side are dumb, You can't put some random person that doesn't want to be in war out to war. What's the point your only as strong as your weakest link, and if he holds you back, it can cost a life nor a war. People who should be in the military are the ones who want to fight for their country. But I still got to total respect for the people who want to do that because they risk their lives for us, god bless them.

  • Even if this provides benefits many will still perish in the war.

    Many lives will be wasted that could have otherwise changed the world. War is never constructive many lives will be thrown away. Families will outlaw and vote against this detrimental law. This could be detrimental to society and increase racism and patriotism to the point of Nazism. Many people could become criminals because of the fact that they were forced to kill in the war.

  • Your freedom is taken away, either by military...

    ...Where you follow orders or get shot, or by sending you to prison, which is nearly identical fate. There are enough war-crazy nutters in this world who think they're gonna get a decent paycheck/pension, who will willingly sign up, that a draft is totally unnecessary. Besides which, you get sentenced to a life of isolation, moving from place to place, and crazy discipline for stupid reasons (nobody cares that your shoes are shined).

    To make matters worse, there are religious groups like the Quakers that are exempt. To make matters worse, only men have to sign up for selective service, making it completely sexist, and essentially a form of slavery to the state.

    To make matters worse still, this sick and inhumane thing is voted 61%, meaning roughly 2/3 of the population are controlling jerks who are okay with sentencing the population to be murdered or become murderers. You guys should feel horrible.

  • Not all of us are cut out for war.

    Not all people are built for fighting in a war environment. Why should a scientific mind die fighting for the people he could be helping scientifically? I understand a war draft in a time of great need, but save people who could have better use off the front for the low priority on the draft.

  • There Are Enough Volunteers

    No, military service should not be mandatory. There are still people who remember Viet Nam and the draft. War is never an easy decision, but military service should not be mandatory. The rules and regulations of the military do not suit everyone. If a person is forced to go into the military and eventually finds out they just can’t make the grade, they end up with a dishonorable discharge that is an embarrassment for the rest of their lives. As long as the military provides free training and schooling there will always be people enough who will volunteer.

  • Plenty of Volunteers

    The U.S. military has plenty of volunteers who sign up for duty. With enough benefits due to military service, plenty of Americans sign up willingly every year. Military service in the United States should never be mandatory. If the war is justified, enough people will join the force of their own volition.

  • The issue is complex

    God Bless those who serve in the American military. That they answered a call when they did not have to makes them more honorable than anyone who would be drafted. That said, the military is necessary because of all the threats any nation faces, including America, just naturally. In an attack, the government may have to resume the draft. But if they have to compile it again, then they will have a harder time. With increased communication speeds, world leaders should be on the phone and talk like adults to work out conflicts. America should mind it's own business in the world, and should not have a easy way to fight all kinds of spontaneous wars. And historically the rich and well-connected have not served. As imperfect as the volunteer system is, the population has free will and can worry about the already troublesome future economy. If they want the honor, service members should receive lots of benefits for their service. And just to even consider that someone can die, changes the equation of how obligated they are. Our government is already spying however, and it should focus freedom on domestic, not foreign, enemies. The military members should be commended with all appropriate measures, but an obligation to the public should not be a potentially fatal one. Yes, the military has lots of noncombat roles, but someone has to fill the combat ones. Likely, the poor with less paperwork maneuvering will. Thus, the draft should not exist erring on the side of free will.

  • No, it may not be necessary in the future

    I imagine that human soldiers may be obselete in the future, we'll have robots that are controlled remotely or are autonomous and will be able to do anything a human soldier can do and better. No human, even with any amount of genetic engineering, will be able to match machine sodiers with so many advantages it's not funny. In reality, there's no way Techcom could have won a war with machines that don't need to eat, sleep, never get tired, never miss, don't make mistakes, or more accuate, and can do everything better, faster and longer than any human could.

  • It's not worth the price

    At the end of the day mandatory conscription places a huge financial burden on the government and nation as a whole because a young productive section of the workforce is being taken out of work for 2/3 years and then paid by the state, which means higher taxes to fuel higher government expenditure with less taxpaying, working citizens. We see this happen in countries like Singapore with conscription, which they need because of a very low population and thus low manpower for the armed forces.

    In essence, conscription is not economically sound for a first world nation that already has a sufficient volunteer military.

  • It won't be fair

    There will always be those that look for ways to get out of service. If it's going to be mandatory, then EVERYONE should have to, without any exceptions. If you're going to have a portion of the population risk dying to protect those that don't even have to take that risk, then it's not fair.


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