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Thread: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Since just about nobody does anyway it seems just a symbolic question.
    I sign up for it.

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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    a draft is contrary to a free society and encourages military adventurism by leaders who aren't subject to serving in combat themselves. But women should be treated the same as men in arms of involuntary servitude but there nature of the servitude can be modified
    A draft encourages massive protests against military adventurism, and ensures that every mother in the country understands why (and where) we are fighting. As opposed to a volunteer, "professional" force that is called upon constantly to enforce our country's will around the world.

    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.
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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I basically wouldn't say "zero," chances, myself as I have actually witnessed with my own eyes. I wouldn't get too comfortable if I were you.
    Personally, I'm not at all worried because I'm beyond the Selective Service limits. There's no need for the military to draft these days, they offer way too many benefits for joining up and there are always tons of volunteers.
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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Since just about nobody does anyway it seems just a symbolic question.
    Do you mean that nobody signs up for Selective Service?

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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Do you mean that nobody signs up for Selective Service?
    I did. And I know one other person already posted that they have.

    So it can't be "no one".

    Perhaps...few?
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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joby View Post
    A draft encourages massive protests against military adventurism, and ensures that every mother in the country understands why (and where) we are fighting. As opposed to a volunteer, "professional" force that is called upon constantly to enforce our country's will around the world.

    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.
    a draft is wrong for many reasons. the class warfare sentiment you express is common among the far left-but its stupid

    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



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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    a draft is wrong for many reasons. the class warfare sentiment you express is common among the far left-but its stupid

    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
    Not everyone drafted is Infantry only a small portion of the Military is Infantry.

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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I did. And I know one other person already posted that they have.

    So it can't be "no one".

    Perhaps...few?
    I'm surprised. I had to sign up in order to join the military as funny as that sounds. I thought everybody did this when they turned 18 or at least until they tried to attend a public college. Colleges don't admit males who haven't registered for the draft.

    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.
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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    only a small portion of the Military is Infantry.
    Things are kind of shifting in that direction. If a job can be done by a civilian it pretty much is. A lot of MOS's (military occupational specialities) have been eliminated or drastically reduced in number.

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    Re: Should Women have to sign up for Selective Services.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I did. And I know one other person already posted that they have.

    So it can't be "no one".

    Perhaps...few?
    If you or your parents don't sign up you up for selective service they will just sign you up anyway.

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