"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Forcible draft is a barbaric practice that was inevitable at some point, as a survival matter, but can be phased out of existence as professional military becomes both sufficient and more adequate for defense.
This is a part of the general civilizational trend toward "less slavery" (of whatever form and degree) - progress, you know.
Absolutely not. We have the right to refuse to kill. People will line up around the block to join the military in a war of self-defense - the only type of conflict where a draft could even be considered to be justified. All other conflicts must be fought entirely by volunteers, and some of our military exploits, such as Vietnam, should never have been undertaken in the first place, but especially not by enslaved college-age kids.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Looking more specifically at the US, the reason there are threats of us having to fight in wars and force citiznes to participate is because we act as meddling aggressors around the globe, intervening in conflicts everywhere and creating our own. Maybe without the guarantee of an army to support this nonsense our government would pick its conflicts more carefully.
Finally, the idea that the only way for a country to defend itself is through compulsory military service is absolute hogwash. If more soldiers are needed, hire mercenaries. Offer more incentives to join the military. It is a huge and unwarranted leap of logic to assume that no conscription will result in failure to preserve one's country.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
"When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."