Reinstating the Military Draft

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When you enjoy the freedoms you have living in the United States, you can thank those men and women who serve in the armed forces. But in recent years, our armed forces have seen a decline in enlistments, which has reignited and old debate. Should we reinstate the Military Draft? This one question has sparked a debate nationwide, between friends, family, and even perfect strangers. Reinstating the draft is just one way to ensure people can continue to enjoy those freedoms the armed forces have fought for over the years.

With all the controversy surrounding mandatory military service, past and recent incidents have shown a greater need to protect ourselves from those who wish to do us harm. Continued decline in enlistment, and a greater need to protect our freedoms and way of life, has shown an increased need for some sort of mandatory enlistment. Conscription provides a benefit to our society far greater than most would imagine. First of all, it provides the needed personnel to continuously defend our nation and its borders, both near and abroad while providing the country with much needed personnel prior to an emergency happening, rather than having to prepare for it after the fact. Secondly, it provides beneficial training, education, and structure to our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews in a way that would help them better their future, and provide skills, training, and educational benefits to help them further their educational goals.

One of the most important, fundamental arguments against the draft is moral. Some would believe the draft is a form of slavery, and there is no way around it. Some believe compelling a person to work for the state is involuntary servitude. By forcing a person to fight, kill and possibly d...

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... this world, a person can learn to respect authority and will use those skills they learned no matter how hard they try to forget them. Nor do I believe you would create extreme nationalism or xenophobia from requiring a person to serve.

With all the pro’s and con’s of reinstating the military draft, and all the debate and questions and concern’s revolving around this very question. You can be sure just like the last 50 years this debate will continue for another 50 years. As you have read, the pros seem to greatly outweigh the cons when it comes to this topic. From continued protection of our freedoms, to benefit’s it will provide individuals and society as a whole, you should agree that reinstating the draft is the best option for us. So God Bless to those men and woman who currently serve and protect us while we sleep. They are the true hero’s in this world.

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