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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Silly.

    We have the most powerful military in the world and its all volunteers.

    If your'e trying to make the point that we should be isolationist then just make that point.
    I think every young man and woman should do at least 2 years of service.
    I never did, but now that we have signed up for endless war. We need to instill a desire to fight.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Well, the polling would indicate that most people are confused over the difference between a national defense force, and a belligerent offensive force based all around the world with regular engagement in adventurism.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by face, your View Post
    Really? I suppose Jefferson and Adams would be banished from your utopia? Stop reading starship trooper books and get back to reality...citizen.
    Actually, in Starship Troopers you simply couldn't vote or hold office without service. Jerry has taken it to another level. He wants you forcibly removed if you don't serve, and even if you did serve you can still GTFO if you don't agree with him on everything.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think every young man and woman should do at least 2 years of service.
    I never did, but now that we have signed up for endless war. We need to instill a desire to fight.
    -----MOS 19D = cavalry scout = best damn MOS there is

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    No explanation? Just roll eye to a statement based on our nations stupid policy of fighting till we are totally spent.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    No explanation? Just roll eye to a statement based on our nations stupid policy of fighting till we are totally spent.
    No, just kind of baffled at how someone who has never served is going around saying service should be mandatory.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    No, just kind of baffled at how someone who has never served is going around saying service should be mandatory.
    Its called an opinion. People have them. Get used to it.
    I have also posted many times that when "we", our leaders, decide to go to war. Every one goes. Everyone from 18 to 65. Everyone, including me.
    Please don't tell me you are one of those ex or current military people that think us lowly citizens should withhold comment on matters such as this.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    No, just kind of baffled at how someone who has never served is going around saying service should be mandatory.
    Well, sillyhead, threads which have polls and are in the "Polls" forum can be used by non-members, and spammed. If you put a poll in a thread in any other forum than the "Polls" forum, only members can vote. Strictly speaking the poll still isn't scientific, but it more closely represents DP members.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    I prefer the status quo. It has it's advantages;

    a) Fools who want to volunteer to fight for the corporations' assets and profits can do so.

    b) It allows many to "Be all that they can be...and die" for the corporations who use out military as mercenaries for profit.

    c) It allows for conservatives and TPer's to sacrifice other peoples loved ones with a volunteer army, to satisfy their own blood lust for war.
    Another left-wing hate and bigotry post....
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think every young man and woman should do at least 2 years of service.
    I never did, but now that we have signed up for endless war. We need to instill a desire to fight.
    Two thumbs up!!

    I'd love to see a mandatory term of civil service for all citizens (2 years would work well). But not necessarily a military term. Have the military draw from the pool of people serving after they've done at least one year of service so that they can be evaluated for how well they would function as soldier. Some people just aren't cut out for military service. Having a civil service pool like this would give us disaster response teams, manual labor pools, technical skills teams, etc. that could this nation a lot of good. Most of the logistical aspect of the military could be handled by this civil service group. Training a cook to shoot an M-16 is waste of effort in most cases (front line situations being the exception, then EVERYONE knows how to make the other guy dead).
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