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Should the draft be reinstated?

  1. cattleships profile image80
    cattleshipsposted 7 years ago

    Should the draft be reinstated?

    Would reinstating the draft 1) have a positive influence on decreasing crime and, 2) make lawmakers think twice about getting the U. S. involved in foreign conflicts? Anything else?

  2. Robephiles profile image88
    Robephilesposted 7 years ago

    Have a positive influence on decreasing crime?  Not likely.  When the economy got so bad recruitment shot up through the roof and those huge signing bonuses recruiters were offering went away.  Anybody who would opt for a life of crime over military service to begin with is going to find a way to weasel out of the draft and we already have enough mindless idiots and borderline sociopaths in our military thanks to declining standards.  Drafting more incompetent, dishonest and lazy soldies will just put more lives in danger. 

    An antiwar movement would be more widespread and more vocal if there was a draft but that is exactly why it probably won't happen.  Big private contracters make money off these uselss wars and that is part of the reason the US gets involved in them to begin with.  War is big business and a draft would probably cost these contractors money in the long run.  Since they own so many members of congress they would never let something like that happen.

  3. pork22 profile image70
    pork22posted 7 years ago

    Given our current situation, I would not support a draft. It would take a direct threat against the US to sway public opinion and justify a draft. I would worry about the morale of our military. I can't hold congress responsible for many of the conflicts in which we are currently involved. Current and past Presidents have ignored the War Powers Act and bypassed congress.

  4. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    1) No
    2) Yes
    The most peaceful countries in the world, like Switzerland, employ mandatory citizen armies.

  5. nailinthehead profile image68
    nailintheheadposted 7 years ago

    Draft is a waste of time and money. Those who are interested in military will join it that way or another. Training and feeding people who don't give a damn about it is pointless. When they go out they forget everything right away. It's better to invest that money in those, who will make a use of it.

 
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