Compulsory national service: Is compulsory civil service a good idea?

  • It may be so

    It may be a good idea and an effective way to help the government keep up with an ever growing population because the people need as much help as possible and the government can only do so much so getting the people to help in that area could be an effective method.

  • Compulsory serve works well elsewhere.

    Though it has never been an issue in the United States (unless you count the draft), compulsory civil service has in theory done well in other countries, where it is actually a common practice. Therefore, it could be a good idea. In the UK even royalty have to have military or civil service careers first.

  • It is not

    Contention 1: It is a violation of freedoms
    1.13th amendment
    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction
    2.1st amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    3. Against people's will
    March 8, 2016
    William A. Galston said, “There are different kinds of rights. Some we enjoy simply because we are human beings—the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, for example. Others are linked to a particular status: American citizens possess some rights that noncitizens do not. We do not have to earn human rights, and no one can take them away from us. By contrast, we may have to perform specified acts to obtain citizenship rights (that's what naturalization laws are about), and we may act in ways that lead to forfeiture of some of those rights, at least temporarily, as in the case of convicted criminals not being allowed to vote.”

    Contention 2: Long term damage
    1.Post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Nov 2012

    Jacob wood, once a soldier, said, “Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.”

    2.Death to soldiers
    States on December 2014,
    Many soldiers will die from fighting in the war, the average deaths per war, in the united states, is 50,000 people.

    3. People not fit for some of the tasks, need alternative that’s fit for them.
    Melvin R. Laird states on February 21, 2013,
    “Unfortunately, the majority of those who would be eligible for the draft today do not meet the standards for military service, for physical fitness and other reasons. People are the military’s most important asset. But if the objective is to maintain at reasonable costs an effective military force, the draft fails this test. If the objective is to require all young people to serve their country, there are numerous possible alternatives beyond making the military the only outlet.”

    Contention 3: taxes go up
    https://www.Nationalpriorities.Org/cost-of/ September 30, 2015
    1. Cost of Equipment, food, and housing for drafted soldiers
    Costs a lot of money, and government doesn't have that kind of money

    2.Paying for family of drafted soldier

    3. Having to pay for war.
    Https://www.Nationalpriorities.Org/cost-of/ September 30, 2015
    Every hour, taxpayers in the United States are paying
    $8.36 million for Total Cost of Wars Since 2001.

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