I think it's a great idea for the people themselves to defend their nation and community. The government in this case uses the military (in most cases) to further economic or statist interests. I'm looking at you Iraq.
Oh...wait...they would have preferred that 70 years or so ago...
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Yes, there should be a manditory term of service upon turning 18 or graduating highschool, and after that every able bodied person should participate in at least reguler drills until they age out.
Anyone not willing to put in at least that minimum is welcome to find another country to call home.
Last edited by Jerry; 02-26-15 at 02:07 AM.