Should Military Service Be Required or Not

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Should Military Service Be Required or Not
Few people know that according to the Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work and Washington University; Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, and Taiwan (Republic of China) require youth national service. According to John Greenya, a freelance writer who has written for The Washington Post, New Republic, and other publications, writes there have been attempts by presidents of both parties push initiatives to increase national service by young Americans. Some people say national service should be required of all; others think service should not be forced. I think national service should be required in this country.

The history of the United States military is prestige, brave, heroic, and memorable one. In 1793 the United States was officially its own nation and had its own military. At that time many other countries did not believe that we would succeed but, now we are one of the strongest, freest, and most prestige countries to possibly have ever been developed. In the year“1948 Selective Service Act requires 18 year old men to register, 1990 President Bush signs National and Community Service Act authorizing programs to engage citizens in service…Points of Light Foundation is founded, 1993 President Bill Clinton signs National and Community Service Trust Act providing education funds for individuals performing national service” (Greenya). This shows that military service is important for our country and needs to be continued. However, some people think that forcing people to serve in the military goes against believes for which America stands. People think does not allow for freedom of choice or thought. According to Bruce Chapman, president and CEO of the Discovery Institute, “[t]he way to get people to volunteer is to display voluntary service, praise it, reward it and revere it.” He also states that...
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