It would force a lot more - but not all.
Let me make one point clear. I favor a Draft , but do not favor prosecuting those who won't comply. If some opt out We can handle it - but in the future They will be "Outside of a lot of things" - They'll have the Right To Vote & Social Security - but that's about it. No Va, No Small Business or Farm Aid, No student Aid of ANY kind. More important No Government Employment at ANY level including State and local . If a region puts people on who didn't serve or who were not exempted legally - they lose the Federal bucks.
Now even that isn't totally Fair. Some WILL find the loopholes , but We will get a better pool of Younger Men in uniform . We really need only say a 60% compliance to get the necessary bodies.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
That said I think mandatory military service would be a bad thing. It would mean that the US government does not have to entice people to join. Which means no sign on bonuses, no health care, decent pay(its already what one would not consider decent pay) and other benefits.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Personally, I think such training should occur in the welfare schools, with programs to offer it to private- and home-schooled children.
I think if you are physically able and refuse to serve, you shouldn't have the right to vote. voting should be a priviledge that is earned, not a right bestowed. maybe then people would actually put some real effort into learning about politics instead of just voting along party lines.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I've always liked the idea of doing a minimum amount of military service to vote and/or hold political office. I would include a civil service exception for people, especially those who legitimately cannot do military service but it would take more time in civil service work than if they joined the military. Although I'm not sure what exactly I would include as part of civil service, it would have to be something that actually benefits society such as teaching/tutoring, health care, law enforcement, fire fighting, or massive hours of specific volunteer time. I would say military time of about 2 years (civil service time of around 3-4 years) would be enough. There would have to be some way to ensure that everyone didn't just join the Navy, AF, or CG, but I would guess the best way is to base entry more into those particular branches more on aptitude tests than personal preference.
I do agree with having some military type training in high school, including gun safety and self defense classes.
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