only if we used our military for defensive purposes.
But since that is clearly not the case, no way in hell do we make it mandatory that people have to go protect Europeans, or reshape the middle East.
I, for one, would never want to serve next to a conscript. They are notorious cowards compared to volunteers, and they let lines break.
Last edited by ecofarm; 10-29-10 at 09:26 AM.
The Iraq war was purely revenge being exacted by the shrub. Had little to nothing to do with 9/11, except maybe to satisfy some blood lust.
Iraq was made to pay for the sins of the Saudis.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
No. No mandatory service of any kind. This is supposed to be a free country.
freedom is never free
True, but what does that have to do with mandatory service?
Last edited by Dix; 10-29-10 at 12:35 PM.
If it's a "free" country, why do i have to pay taxes? why am I required by law to show up monday morning for jury duty? why did I have to register with the selective service when I turned 18? why, why, why??????
why would mandatory service impinge on my "freedom" any more than paying taxes, or obeying speed limits, or a million other restrictions the govt places on me?
It's not like they are making you a slave. It's a couple of freakin years, with a good chunk of that spent in training.