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Thread: Mandatory military service?

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    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."
    Would you support making military service of some kind (or something related to government service) a prerequisite for voting?
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Model T Spruce View Post
    You're a ****ing idiot.

    Typical asshat donkey.

    Wealth redistro. should be outlawed and myriad problems are solved.
    you plan on being around here more than say a few more minutes? chill man. Repeter might be wrong but repeter is almost always polite/.



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Would you support making military service of some kind (or something related to government service) a prerequisite for voting?
    Sounds like Starship Troopers--SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP. Being a net tax payer is plenty service IMHO



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

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

    I mean that.
    LOL its Bron

    SYL dude



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    LOL its Bron

    SYL dude
    Turtle, you continue to prove you are the smartest person here, especially with a certain other poster now banned.

    Peace, and keep on fightin' the fight.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Sounds like Starship Troopers--SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP. Being a net tax payer is plenty service IMHO
    Well we very well can't just let all the ignorant people keep voting can we? They're the ones who keep the politicians in office for decades, and they're the ones who haphazardly vote for the stupidest reasons you can imagine.
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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Do you actually think that a volunteer army wants to be in the heat of battle? The best they can say is, "Well, I asked for it." And, in fact, most of them didn't ask for it. IMO volunteer forces enlist for very practical reasons. The very least of which is to lay down cover fire for you.

    There's a fairness about a draft. And a certain benefit that our armed forces perform for us when they turn boys into men, combat aside.
    my nephew was ROTC. HE went to AIT because he wanted combat. Then to the Rangers because he wanted to be in the thick of things in the big offense in Tikrit and Falluja (sp). Now he's in the SF. I met some of his buddies. these guys wanted action

    but I think the trade school enlistees were pissed when we went to war.



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you plan on being around here more than say a few more minutes?
    nope

    the only other friend i had here besides you is now banned, so have fun decimating this dull crowd.

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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Well we very well can't just let all the ignorant people keep voting can we? They're the ones who keep the politicians in office for decades, and they're the ones who haphazardly vote for the stupidest reasons you can imagine.
    Ever see that great Wizard of Id Cartoon (can't find it right now) where the wizard is asked what happens when more stupid than smart people vote

    Then the democrats win was the response from the wizard.

    I believe that those who pay more taxes ought to have more say but ignorance is a tough call-I know some very well educated people who vote for the most idiotic reasons



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    Re: Mandatory military service?

    Quote Originally Posted by Model T Spruce View Post
    Turtle, you continue to prove you are the smartest person here, especially with a certain other poster now banned.

    Peace, and keep on fightin' the fight.
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