Skip to comments.Reinstating draft would end needless conflicts
Posted on 09/15/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by vet7279
Whatever one thinks of the morality of the draft, I believe that the war will continue to drag on as long as upscale Americans see it as an abstract issue that has little relevance to their day-to-day lives. Unless their toilet overflows, these denizens of the Nike and Chablis milieu of our society seldom have any meaningful contact with, or concern for, the strata that furnishes the bodies to be killed or mutilated in our military crusades.
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Ain’t gonna happen!
I’m not going to debate whether this is wrong or right but I have a lot of doubt that the draft will ever be reinstated again. It would destroy any politician who voted for it. Even Charlie Rangel who has brought it to a vote multiple times has voted against it himself.
heck make everyone serve three years starting when they get out of high school no exceptions ...then all the politicians will have had to defend this country
Instead of a draft how about a law that requires all soldiers over seas be armed and required to return fire and any politician who orders otherwise be imprisoned for life.
The liberals are worried the normal male voluteers are not going into the anti Christian sodomy voluntarily?
Draft their butts, baby!
I would say our volunteer forces over the last 30 years are as fine an Army as ever took the field of battle. You don’t mess with that.
I see no reason to believe that the draft prevents wars.
The draft should have never stopped. I doubt it will ever come back, too many would flee to avoid it.
And would you draft women?
I served when the draft was in place, and it was a DISASTER for the military. And the people that want to reinstate it almost universally want to destroy the magnificent military we have now. Forcing a bunch of goof-off, malcontents into the military insures a weak, and left leaning military - exactly what the scum-bag liberal function wants!
Before we even entertain debating this issue on the merits - We should note that the writer asserts opinion, not fact, and his fundamental premise is wrong. The children of the poor and disadvantaged DO NOT make up a disproportionate share of the all-volunteer force.
The draft is slavery ~ pure and simple.
The volunteer force is far better than the draft military, which I served in. Given the amount of training necessary to master the new technology, we can’t afford a revolving door military. And the numbers just don’t work. Most people would never be drafted given the manpower requirements versus the numbers available.
First, the draft is involuntary servitude.
Second, the military doesn’t want it. Professional warriors have always had contempt for conscripts.
Third, the constitution of a military should not be such that it is useless, as those proposing a draft would like to make it.
Unless there is a nuclear war a draft is not going to be acceptable to the American people. IT has to get to that level seriousness first before our youth are even willing to undergo the hardships of compulsory service.
We simply have spent far too long without any sight of warfare on home soil to be able to handle the reality of combat.
How does reinstating the draft end endless conflicts?
All that would do is have a bunch of solders who where conscripted to fight in endless conflicts.
I know it’s quaint of me,
But the 13th Amendment is short, and crystal clear.
“Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Libtards never seem to get tired of confusing the difference between initiation of force and voluntary actions and volitional choices.
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