One or the other, civil or military, whatever the man can do best....or a combo....thats me....4 years of military - hated the mindlessness.., despised the regimentation...
The discipline is important, and few know what it really is...
I voted "rootabego".
I'm not saying every draftee would not change - some obviously would and have - but no way would I have gotten into a fox hole or trusted the cover from someone who didn't agree or volunteer to serve. I'm going to make a guess that AWOL rates among draftee forces are way higher (proportionately) than among volunteer forces.
I could be wrong - but I doubt it.
I think it should be mandatory for the last two years of high school. It wouldn't work though the current military drills people into oblivion. Maybe if it were like Sweden's or something.
“We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
The 13th Ammendment prohibits involuntary enslavement. I believe that should be applied to all areas of government policies, as well as they can be.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
I would classify enacting a mandatory period of service to the state as aggressively authoritarian in nature. Perhaps a mandatory number of weeks of private, non-profit volunteer work would be better?
Economic Left/Right: 0.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.18