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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Maggie didn't say anything about excluding women from a draft. How about you ask her about with she thinks about that before you shove words down her throat?
    Thank you, Repeter. From my post #14:

    But the draft I envision would be a fair one - for men and women alike. As to your last sentence, there is no one willing to kill their own children for victory. I see a draft's benefits as being far beyond making war.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    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?
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If you have something of substance to contribute, then you should talk about it. Stop baiting for no reason.
    Keep your nose in your own business.

    Go **** yourself.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Model T Spruce View Post
    Besides, this country is in the crapper anyway. Not sure why I'd want to fight for it. So more dumbasses could vote for more dumbasses like Pelosi and Obama to steal our money?
    Oh, never mind about the age thing. You're not as old as I thought you were. You know you don't have to be totally confrontational in order to get noticed as a newbie. Good solid posting'll get you there just as fast.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    If we could introduce military service, or something comparative, where you earn the right to vote, I think that'd be great. Personally, I think too many people vote for a politican because he/she is a Republican, or a Democrat, or because of his/her ethnicity. What we need to do is make voting partially restricted, so not every laymen on the streets can vote. Previously, we had poll taxes, and ethnic barriers to voting. Now, we need either intellectual barriers (take a test to see if you actually know what issues a politican stands for) or requirement barriers (serve in the military).
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Robert Heinlein said "No State has the moral right to survive through the use of conscripts.... and in the long run, no State ever has."

    I agree with him, in the general sense.

    There may be times, like WW2 for instance, where our nation's survival is at stake and large numbers of troops are needed, when it may be justified for a period of time - a few years.

    But simply to suit someone's notion of "fairness"? For that reason we should take free people and compel them to serve under penalty of imprisonment? No.

    Would a draft alleviate the shortage of officers? Maybe... but would you want your platoon leader to be an officer-draftee who didn't want to be there? Scary thought. Good officers are always scarce; making bad officers more plentiful won't really help.

    My son is considering entering the military in a few years, when he finishes school. He is considering this choice knowing that we will probably be involved in combat operations somewhere; he intends to seek a combat-arms posting; he is aware that this means he will probably come under fire. I've explained to him what he's getting into as best I can, and he's still intrested.

    I respect that. I respect it a whole lot more than the idea of forcing people into the military when there is no national-security need to do so, simply someone's notion of what is "fair" or "this'll be good for those young punks!".


    As someone else said, I'd support 6 or 8 weeks of mandatory militia training (infantry basic) at age 18. That is far less onerous and burdensome, and the "unorganized militia", in the words of the Founders, "consists now of the whole of the people."

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Model T Spruce View Post
    Keep your nose in your own business.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Previously, we had poll taxes, and ethnic barriers to voting. Now, we need either intellectual barriers (take a test to see if you actually know what issues a politican stands for) or requirement barriers (serve in the military).
    You're a ****ing idiot.

    Typical asshat donkey.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Would you support a mandatory service when a person turns 21 or 18?
    nope-it violates freedom and is a poor allocation of personnel resources.



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
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    I'm not new, but I can tell you are going to be a whole Hell of a lot better mod than CC.

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