Your post makes it sound like this country stopped getting as involved around the world once conscription was done away with, though that is debatable to say the least. The only difference is now instead of everyone's son or daughter potentially having to go get shot at for no good reason, the vast majority can put a yellow ribbon on the bumper and promptly forget there is a war on.
down for you is up
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
a) its inefficient-brilliant or educated people are not needed for grunt work
b) its contrary to a free society
c) if there is a draft-cannon fodder should be based on employability -oh you will claim that is unfair. well once you start drafting people for the "good of society" fairness is no longer applicable anyway, you might as well not waste the smart people
I'm not sure what joko104 meant with his comment. I thought only a few hippies refused to register for the draft for principled reasons. Most people just do it because well...... It's the law.
Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 04-06-14 at 05:42 PM.