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Should the government impose a mandatory year of service?

  • Support Mandatory Year of Service

    I think a mandatory year of service by every American would be a good thing. If someone does not want to serve in the armed services, instead, s/he could give back through a year of service. This would be good to do between high school and college. It could also help solve a lot of American problems. Other countries require military or volunteer service and I think it is a good idea.

  • A year of service for a lifetime of responsibility.

    At one point in time in the United States, we had a mandatory draft system. That compulsory time in the armed forces shaped the character of men and our nation for decades, and for the better in my opinion. Instead of bringing back the military draft (though maybe we could have it as an option) in the 21st century maybe we should make a year of service to the community mandatory. I think it would be an enriching and humbling experience that would help return our nation to greatness.

  • Mandatory Military service

    Military service is not always front line action movie shooting, there are many brave men and women who serve their country thorough engineering, coding, and other non violent services. High school graduates are not children their 18 year old adults. If they can get married and live on their own in college they can serve in the military

  • This is against the 13th amendment.

    As a child myself at the age of 14 I believe children need to get an education and not have to put there life on hold to give back to our county. Having a mandatory year of service would be unethical because there are many people that have mental of physical disabilities and would be unable to serve. And it would be going against the 13th amendment which abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. This was passed by the senate April 8,1864, and by the house on January 31,1865.

  • We are a free county!

    America is supposed to be the home of the free. Although not many things are free let the youth be free forcing national service is wrong not only because it goes against a constitutional document youths have already spent 18-22 years of theirs life in a school learning. Yeh! W

  • Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service

    Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service. The youths should not have to give mandatory service to the government because the U.S should not trust in kids. Youths are still kids so they are still Immature and not responsible. Also an year is to long for youths but adults can handle it but kids can't. So I think their shouldn't be mandatory service from youths.

  • Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service

    Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service. The youths should not have to give mandatory service to the government because the U.S should not trust in kids. Youths are still kids so they are still Immature and not responsible. Also an year is to long for youths but adults can handle it but kids can't. So I think their shouldn't be mandatory service from youths.

  • Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service

    Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service. The youths should not have to give mandatory service to the government because the U.S should not trust in kids. Youths are still kids so they are still Immature and not responsible. Also an year is to long for youths but adults can handle it but kids can't. So I think their shouldn't be mandatory service from youths.

  • Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service

    Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service. The youths should not have to give mandatory service to the government because the U.S should not trust in kids. Youths are still kids so they are still Immature and not responsible. Also an year is to long for youths but adults can handle it but kids can't. So I think their shouldn't be mandatory service from youths.

  • Youths are still kids and they can't handle an year of mandatory service.

    The youths should not have to give mandatory service to the government because the U.S should not trust in kids. Youths are still kids so they are still Immature and not responsible. Also an year is to long for youths but adults can handle it but kids can't. So I think their shouldn't be mandatory service from youths.

  • Think of all those veteran support groups.

    Not only might that be against their beliefs, being forced to shoot or watch death and blood and all things gruesome plus having the chance of loosing limbs or dying, veterans often go home needing therapy. After going to war, they also have no job connections, no resume like the people their age should have. Lots of veterans don't have much dough and have trouble finding jobs.

  • Is this a real question?

    If the question is indeed real, then one might rephrase it. Maybe "Should the government have power over choosing if you should be allowed to live?" or "Should we have a government that is legally authoritarian?" or "Should we create a society that Orwell described in his works?". That someone says yes to this question is very scary. There still are fascist/communist types around. Those who will be first to project and accuse you of being a fascist or communist.

  • Not a chance,

    Forcing people to go against their beliefs and serve the country in service would be unethical. There are many people who have mental and physical disabilities that would prohibit them from serving. Making a mandatory year of service also goes against the 13th amendment, which outlaws forced servitude without being convicted of a crime.


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