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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Mandatory military service or civic service assumes that we the people belong to the state.
    I do not belong to the United States of America, I do not belong to California and I do not belong to you.
    Involuntary servitude is contrary with a free society.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I think young people not in college could use a little dose of military discipline even if for only 2 years. Does not have to be military either, peace corps would do.
    My only issue with that, is that people could be made to serve in The Ready Reserve Corps, which only answers to the president.

    I believe that anything, outside of the military, would quickly turn into a political re-education camp.

    At the end of the day, I oppose conscription, unless during an emergency.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    probably just a navy thing....later on, late 70's, my younger brother got out after only 2 years of service....again, the Navy...
    I was in vietnam from spring of 69 to spring of 70....brown water navy support, an OLD LST supporting PBR's. Started out just below the bridge to Ben Luc....Long An province.
    Ok... that would make sense as far as branches having different policy on this. I was at An Khe and Phu Tai in central highlands 7/70-3/71. Sent home early with SFW.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    My only issue with that, is that people could be made to serve in The Ready Reserve Corps, which only answers to the president.

    I believe that anything, outside of the military, would quickly turn into a political re-education camp.

    At the end of the day, I oppose conscription, unless during an emergency.
    /facepalm

    Yep... Sure you'd be saying that if an (R) was in charge?

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    My only issue with that, is that people could be made to serve in The Ready Reserve Corps, which only answers to the president.

    I believe that anything, outside of the military, would quickly turn into a political re-education camp.

    At the end of the day, I oppose conscription, unless during an emergency.

    Isn't re-education pretty much the goal of basic training?

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    Mandatory military service or civic service assumes that we the people belong to the state.
    I do not belong to the United States of America, I do not belong to California and I do not belong to you.
    Involuntary servitude is contrary with a free society.
    Calm down... your safe from service for the time being. No one is going to hurt you or expose you to danger. As long as we keep the reserves and recruiting beefed up, you youngsters can continue to hide in plain site.

    However, A free society is dependent on a strong military to respond to threats to us and our allies. Absent that... we could go to a dictatorship or or even worse, a theocracy. Once we pull out of Afghan and Iran flexes their muscles [with Russia backing them] then perhaps you will understand how dangerous the world really is... same thing could easily happen with n korea/china. When the pentagon gets really nervous like they did in southeast asia, it doesn't take much to provoke a serious conflict... which can quickly escalate.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Yes. They need to have the military experince national service to our country.That would be alot better then planting trees for a summer performing government service in the jobs corps. Also they get shared experinces helping to foster a sense of national pride that would go along way toward ending the two party mongering we now face-.Service your country?

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    The military MUST change to "suit the times".
    I'd like to see a mandatory public service time for all young adults....this would be discipline training, among other things, similar to the military.
    The military, as it is , is so far behind the times.......
    We need a national commission on this......without any conservatives to obstruct.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    Mandatory military service or civic service assumes that we the people belong to the state.
    I do not belong to the United States of America, I do not belong to California and I do not belong to you.
    Involuntary servitude is contrary with a free society.
    No man is an island.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The military, as it is , is so far behind the times.......
    yeah, discipline, respect and honor are such outdated concepts.


    We need a national commission on this......without any conservatives to obstruct.
    and the winner of today's "most blatantly partisan load of crap" award goes to ...
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