Uncle Sam wants YOU in the Military!
During the 20th century, a lot of young men in the Western countries faced the worry of being called to the front lines of war without being enrolled. This topic is a classic debate between individual liberty given to every American and the duty to society. On one hand it is really honorable and patriotic to serve your country. Is mandatory service correct though? I believe one should not have to serve in the military unless one enrolls by their own will. Mandatory military service can interrupt many important things in people’s lives and could destroy families and households all-together by the death of loved ones or a supporter that is needed.
Some people might say that mandatory military service is owed to the government because it protects us from harm and gives us freedom. Juana Sanchez, a teacher, who had many of her family members go into the military service, disagrees with this and says, “I think it is great that people want to serve their country, but it should be their free choice whether to fight or not. If they are not willing to fight in a war, forcing them won’t help the cause because then there would be soldiers that want to be home and not to be in the battlefields.”(Sanchez) I agree with this because in this day in age, with all the different war tactics and new weaponry, many deaths occur to soldiers who didn’t want to be there in the first place. This would cause the morality of the troops to lower. Ron Paul, governor from Texas who is running for president in 2012, has this to say about the draft, “It's said that the 18-year-old citizen owes it to his country. Hogwash! It could just as easily be argued that a 50-year-old chicken-hawk, who promotes war and places the danger on innocent young people, owes a heck of a lot more to the country than the 18-year-old being denied his liberty for a cause that has no justification.” “All drafts... [continues]
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