I would think that conscription is embedded in the second amendment. The right to bear arms, would create a conscription military on a personal basis. Those who have arms could defend the country on a whole if needed.
Perhaps, I have the wrong ideology about conscription. But, that's my take on it.
I meant more as in citizens being forced by law to serve in their nation' military force in foreign wars.
A conscripted military is never a good idea, one must be interested in fighting to be an effective weapon. Make no mistake a soldier/Marine are weapons, and the greatest military this world has ever seen is completely a volunteer force.
I don't know much about South Korea, would you mind explaining what you mean?
South Korea exists in the shadow of a crazed mortal enemy that has thousands of missiles armed, primed, and pointed at their capital, not to mention a likely nuclear bomb that their utterly insane leader might actually use. Left to a voluntary basis not enough young men would sign up to maintain the military force necessary to protect the country and deter their enemy, but with mandatory military service South Korea has built a strong, modern defense that it most certainly needs.
Well, the draft isn't a viable option. Serving is a choice, not a requirement.
Of course it is a "viable option." We have had one before and may again in the future. I don't think it is the best way to maintain a standing army in general, but it most certainly is an option available in times of emergency.
Is it a sound argument? To claim freedom as so important that it be defended by restraint? I don't agree with conscription because I can't see sense in it.
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