• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Yes It should

    I think mandatory military service should be something that every individual or citizen should experience. It can also teach us a set of skills that WILL come in handy. I think everyone should go through it once. Service in the U.S should be 1-2 years. We get a lot of freedom from this country we should repay it by fulfilling a military service.

  • Yes it should

    I think there are too many people on well fare and are just sponging of the government. If everyone who did not go to college are enlisted in the military for one to two years it would make the country stronger and i think many people would have more respect for themselves and the great country we live in.It doesn't mean everyone will go to war but there are a lot of roles to support the men and women who are fighting. This generation in my opinion is the give me something for nothing generation.

  • Yes because we will pay more attention to what goes on in the world

    The people in this country are more disconnected from what goes on in the world than most other countries. If we had a mandatory military service of 2 or 3 years, then more people would pay attention to what goes on outside our own borders. When we had a mandatory draft for the Vietnam war, many more people were suddenly paying attention to what happened in other parts of the world, because they knew someone that was fighting in that war. It was a topic of conversation at every dinner table around America. Take Israel for example. They have a mandatory military service of 2 years minimum. And because of that, the young men and women that emerge f=after their service come back with leadership, planning, teamwork, and analytical skills that serve them later on in life. If we were to have Mandatory service we might have young minds with a better chance of success in the future.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • System of a down-B.Y.O.B.

    All that would happen is, the poor and the middle class peoples would be forced to fight, to fight for the rich. To protect the high class. The high class peoples can just buy they're way out of enlistment, a rich family's son is told he must join the army? Nope. Daddy will just come and pay off the recruiters. In the end, the rich will basically own everything. All the poor people will be out fighting, killing, and being killed. Meanwhile the rich will be at home making money, and just getting fatter and fatter. I have complete respect for the people who want to protect their country and everyone but i cant say that i'm one of them. Id rather just get a job and be happy with my life. And you cant say that people could die because people don't want to fight in the war, because why don't you look at the news in Detroit and Phoenix and Chicago. Look and see how many people are shot by gags and robbers and serial killers everyday. I can bet you none of those guys will join the army. They'll just be staying there and killing more people. What do we do about that? And if everybody is drafted and recruited into the military then we will have even less police officers. Then what?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Military services must be voluntary.

    There are people who don’t fit its system and there are enough volunteers to keep the country safe and trained for the worst. Furthermore, calling a householder for duty would be an injustice in a country which freedom is so glorified. Instead, the country must always give prestige for the militaries, so that the people who are compatible with its system give their name without any pressure by others.

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