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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Even if we follow this uber-pacifist approach, the absolute majority of the roles within the military still do not involve any form of combat in them.
    There are still better things to do with the time and money spent on the military. Instead of building jets, we could possibly find a cure for cancer.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by NSR View Post
    There are still better things to do with the time and money spent on the military. Instead of building jets, we could possibly find a cure for cancer.
    why is it that none of "you guys" ever suggests diverting money from entitlement programs to fund cancer research? Or how much research do you think the tax dollars that are spent on presidential inauguration parties would buy?

    let's cut "waste", having a strong defense is not wasteful spending.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    why is it that none of "you guys" ever suggests diverting money from entitlement programs to fund cancer research? Or how much research do you think the tax dollars that are spent on presidential inauguration parties would buy?

    let's cut "waste", having a strong defense is not wasteful spending.
    What do we need a strong defense for?

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by NSR View Post
    What do we need a strong defense for?
    I'm sure there were lots of guys in Poland and Paris during the '30s who asked the same question. Are you sure you are conservative?
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    why is it that none of "you guys" ever suggests diverting money from entitlement programs to fund cancer research? Or how much research do you think the tax dollars that are spent on presidential inauguration parties would buy?

    let's cut "waste", having a strong defense is not wasteful spending.
    Depends on how strong the military is. If it's stronger than it needs to be than it is wasteful. There are no blank checks when the revenues that support the services could possibly used for better purposes elsewhere. Defense is essential but to what extent it is used is another story.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    Depends on how strong the military is. If it's stronger than it needs to be than it is wasteful. There are no blank checks when the revenues that support the services could possibly used for better purposes elsewhere. Defense is essential but to what extent it is used is another story.
    unfortunately the retards are in charge of determining what constitutes a "better purpose". bailouts to rich ****s doesn't qualify as "better" in my book.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    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.


    I oppose any mandatory service unless someone is convicted of a crime or is on the dole. People who graduate, get jobs etc already have proven they have plenty of self discipline

    and your comment oozes of hackery claiming we need a socialist commission without any input from the rational side of the aisle



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    unfortunately the retards are in charge of determining what constitutes a "better purpose". bailouts to rich ****s doesn't qualify as "better" in my book.
    I can't disagree with that.

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    Oh, man, the patriotism displayed by some in this thread just brings tears to my eyes.......
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Conscription is nothing more than slavery, so I gave a vehement hell no.

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