Should we bring back the draft?

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  1. Skull Pilot
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    Yes.

    Not only should we but we should end the student exemption so all people between 18 and 45 are eligible to be drafted.

    It's the only way to make people care about war. As it stands the government and it's corrupt politicians can feel justified in fighting undeclared wars and wasting the lives of our brave soldiers on political games of brinksmanship. After all soldiers are volunteers so it's easy to rationalize and weigh the costs of their lives against political gains.

    If the draft was reinstated and 100% inclusive of men and women our so called leaders would be a little less likely to send young men and women to their deaths in undeclared wars against countries that pose no threat to our national security because we would all be in the line of fire.

    It's the only way to make our out of control government more accountable
     
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    Is there a war going on?

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    2 for the past 10 years and I'll guarantee there's at least one more on the horizon in the next 5.
     
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    no why invest the funds in training someone for 2 years service
     
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    Hell no! you have heard good money after bad??,your plan wouldn't effect DC at all,did it make any difference before??
     
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    I actually prefer bottled...I....oh wait...
     
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    The problem with a draft is that it is more difficult for a president to invade nations without good cause. At least that should have been the lesson we learned from Vietnam. With a volunteer army the president has much greater latitude to create small presidential type wars.
     
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    So your idea is that the best way to make government more accountable is to give them the power to force people into war? I'm sure that'll work. Giving someone more power has, historically, always been a sure-fire way to get them to exercise more restraint.
     
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    Everyone should serve their county - mandatory - like Israel.
    Those who serve will have a greater appreciation for the freedom(s) they enjoy.
     
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    There are several, asswipe.
     

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