View Poll Results: Would you support a mandatory service when a person turns 21 or 18?

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    kinda like the government forcing you to pay taxes, or telling you what you can or cannot do on your own property because there is some endangered fungus growing on a rock in your backyard...
    hope that athletes foot fungus does not become protected....
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    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".

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Good points....I still maintain that we should have put the blame of 9/11 on Saudi Arabia, and presented them with a bill for replacing the Twin Towers, plus another bill for compensation to the families who lost loved ones or otherwise suffered from the event. If they don't pay up, we "deliver" a few cruise missiles in the middle of the night, every night, until they fess up and pay up.
    Excellent points
    OBL was(at one time) a Saudi citizen.
    Doing business with the oil rich Arabs is all too similar with dealing with prohibition era gangsters.



    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.
    Excellent points
    OBL was(at one time) a Saudi citizen.
    Doing business with the oil rich Arabs is all too similar with dealing with prohibition era gangsters.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
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    absolutley not. The last thing I would have wanted would be some d00d who didn't want to be there laying down cover fire for me....
    They might not want to be there in the beginning, but don't you think their attitude would change by the end of training?
    It's not worth putting the lives of those who chose to be there at risk while waiting for draftees to change their minds.

    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.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    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.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    The 13th Ammendment prohibits involuntary enslavement. I believe that should be applied to all areas of government policies, as well as they can be.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    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.
    people who don't know jack **** about the military really shouldn't talk about the military. it makes them look ignorant
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    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.


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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    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?
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    it isn't a free country. not even close.

    It once was, but not in my lifetime. ....Maybe on the very short term... a day or so..

    Right now we are so heavily regulated it is ridiculous.
    And we need to be much more so....at least until we have a better people.
    Read the transcripts of any township meeting...or any school board
    When all of mankind is "perfect", then "free" may exist....

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