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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Maybe it's time to reintroduce the draft. Perhaps then young men, and women, would learn more discipline and, after meeting their fellow Americans from around the country, the nation may become less divided.
    If not the draft per se, I favor mandatory service to the country. If you choose to do that in the military, fine. If you do that as a free teacher or an internship filling potholes and picking up trash, OK.

    Other countries have mandatory military service. I don't see why we shouldn't have some sort of mandatory service.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If not the draft per se, I favor mandatory service to the country. If you choose to do that in the military, fine. If you do that as a free teacher or an internship filling potholes and picking up trash, OK.

    Other countries have mandatory military service. I don't see why we shouldn't have some sort of mandatory service.
    I agree.

    1. It would get them off the streets

    2. It would teach them a little discipline and self-respect

    3. It would teach them a skill
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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You're describing Chicago perfectly. This is a Chicago-like incident that took place in Oklahoma.

    This would hardly be noteworthy in Chicago.
    Chicago's southside: the rectangular region south of 55, east of Cicero, and north of 294.

    I am much more embarrassed about this:

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If not the draft per se, I favor mandatory service to the country. If you choose to do that in the military, fine. If you do that as a free teacher or an internship filling potholes and picking up trash, OK.

    Other countries have mandatory military service. I don't see why we shouldn't have some sort of mandatory service.
    They have that in South Korea, and they're doing alright. From what I was able to tell, when they reach a certain age, they take a test that determines whether they will become a SK Soldier, a KATUSA (Korean Soldier working for the US Army), or a police officer. I'm sure there's a lot more to it, but that's how it was explained to me by the KATUSA's I worked with.
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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If not the draft per se, I favor mandatory service to the country. If you choose to do that in the military, fine. If you do that as a free teacher or an internship filling potholes and picking up trash, OK.

    Other countries have mandatory military service. I don't see why we shouldn't have some sort of mandatory service.
    Sounds an awful lot like communism to me.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Sounds an awful lot like communism to me.
    Communism is an economic system, not national service. You're thinking of a totalitarian government.

    But a lot of democracies have this.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Communism is an economic system, not national service. You're thinking of a totalitarian government.

    But a lot of democracies have this.
    It might help a growing base of troubled youth, but it flies in the face of freedom of choice.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It might help a growing base of troubled youth, but it flies in the face of freedom of choice.
    so does compulsory education for K-12
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It might help a growing base of troubled youth, but it flies in the face of freedom of choice.
    Yes, people should have the choice of being a worthless pile and being a bored thug with a gun and twitchy trigger finger.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If not the draft per se, I favor mandatory service to the country. If you choose to do that in the military, fine. If you do that as a free teacher or an internship filling potholes and picking up trash, OK.

    Other countries have mandatory military service. I don't see why we shouldn't have some sort of mandatory service.
    The quality of a conscripted army is lower than an all volunteer army. The quality of the average soldier will go down and so will the quality of training.
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