Military Service Should be Voluntary

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Imagine being deliberately forced to unwillingly participate in an activity that you do not support? It would be extremely difficult for you to be dedicated and passionate towards that action. Envision being disconnected, detached and frayed apart from your everyday life style and loved ones. The pain and pressure would be unconceivable. These kinds of emotions are swarmed in the minds and hearts of millions of people in the age range of 18 to 28 in countries such as Iraq, Iran and Syria. Each young person is snatched away from their innate life, innocence, friends, and family in order to be drafted to the military. I do not support this policy because these venerable youth experience emotional tribulations, and mental instability from the trauma they have experienced in those two years, in addition this policy would be breaking the boundaries of the unalienable rights that each USA citizen is entitled to; it would go against the first amendment of personal freedoms and liberties. It would break the very core of American ideals and foundations. In contrast to common belief this policy would prove to be extremely costly and inefficient, raising the financial burdens placed on the American Economy. For these side effects I do not advocate the policy of intentionally forcing younger generations into unescapable military service.
Many people believe that forcing the youth into military service will generate a sense of extreme nationalism, pride, and worth ethic, but in fact it will do the exact opposite. Since these people are not mentally and emotionally prepared and equipped to face war and epidemic. They will be undeniably traumatized and utterly broken. Having to kill other people, witness blood, gore, crime, inhumane conditions,...

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...ld be a foolish decision for the government to be under the false impression that forceful enlisting of every young person into the army would make it stronger, because they would be overlooking the immense economic loss to occur.
One has to weigh their choices, America is considered a current superpower in the world as compared to other nations because of its current polices. If it were to promote similar polices as other countries like forceful military service it would experience a depletion of the national budget and an overall downfall of the economy. In continuation, society would be damaged and unproductive. The ultimate government ideals of this country would fall apart. A country cannot stand tall without its sturdy base. For these reasons I do not believe we should have a similar policy of forceful military recruiting in the United States of America.
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