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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yes, I know people who have skipped out of jury duty with a couple words at the courthouse recently.

    Don't talk down to me about the reality of military service. I was a paratrooper during wartime. It was not like jury duty, and your comparison is disrespectful.



    If someone buys what they cannot pay for, they have slaves or volunteers. End of story.
    Well I respect your military service and your friend's ability to weasel out of jury duty. I must also respectfully disagree with you.....I never really saw my ten years of service including a year in lovely Saudi/Iraq as a form of "slavery." I saw it more as a duty to my country and not some service that required "sufficient compensation." I'd like to think that most of our military men and women choose to see it the same way. As I posted earlier, my father was a draftee during the Vietnam Conflict and he never saw it as "slavery" either. But then, I suppose opinions are indeed like anuses.................
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Of course our service was not slavery; we're volunteers. That's quite the point. Some conscripts would volunteer anyway, and so they don't see it as slavery either - so? They don't speak for everyone.

    I, personally, would not serve next to a conscript. I have more respect for myself than that.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post

    I, personally, would not serve next to a conscript. I have more respect for myself than that.
    I have a different view. I would proudly serve next to my father if it were possible, as his 25 years of service were impeccable. I also know, for a fact, that there were other conscripts of the Vietnam era who became career miltary and were fine soldiers, sailors, and airmen. It seems that now you are the one who is being disrespectful.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

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    I wasnít agitated so why must I calm down? Iím safe from service anyway but, shall I turn a blind eye to a concept that we belong to the state? I donít think so.
    I have to disagree. A free society is not dependent on foreign wars. A free society is not dependent on continuous wars. A free society is not dependent on an imperialist type military. These types of themes bring a dictatorship.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    I wonder, of the 86 who voted yes, how many are over 22?
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    I have to disagree. A free society is not dependent on foreign wars. A free society is not dependent on continuous wars. A free society is not dependent on an imperialist type military. These types of themes bring a dictatorship.
    If this were true, we'd have become a dictatorship a long time ago. Is this really what you think? :
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    Well, Rome didn’t become a full empire over night, so think about that.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    @ FluffyNinja
    Well, Rome didn’t become a full empire over night, so think about that.
    So, we're on our way to becoming the next great Imperialist Empire? Hmmm........mkay?
    BTW Rome was a Republic - just saying.
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    @ FluffyNinja
    Seriously?
    Ancient Rome went through stages: Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and then the Roman Empire.
    America is entering the last stages of the republic, yes.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Ask not what you can do for your country, ask, "Where's my gubmint jerb?"
    Last edited by ecofarm; 11-06-10 at 04:46 AM.

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