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Originally posted by mrwupy
I've no doubt I'll catch hell for posting this but I gotta say what I gotta say.
I WISH THE HELL THEY WOULD REINSTATE THE DRAFT!
We need to give todays kids something to fear. Force them to make decisions they don't have to make right now. They should be given a few options though.
As I see it the gangs, the drugs, the video games and general life style of present day America has ruined the last few generations. They have no discipline, no goals and will probably be the end of us all.
Give them a choice. When they graduate from high school they can go to college, join the peace corp or get their butts drafted into the military.
No more living off mommy and daddy and spending their nights getting stoned and running wild.
If they want to move to Canada, fine. At least they will be forced to take responsability for their own lives.
If they know from their early teens they will have to make a choice at 18 as to how they want to serve their country, and that they won't be able to get out of it, they will start making smarter and more life oriented decisions.
I'm sick of seeing the gangs steal generation after generation of our children.
Bring back the draft!
think it would be good to have people have to serve their country.
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by Dark_Ace
Many countries have required service in their National Armed forces. Me personally, I like the idea, or reinstating the draft. I think it would be good to have people have to serve their country. it'd make them have a bit of pride and a sense of responsibnility for what happens to it. I have my personal reasons for not joining the military, but if it was required, I'd go. I'd have qualms about it, sure. All of my best teachers served in the military. They took jobs at private schools (the pay is generally poor) because they felt a sense of responsibility for the youth of our nation. They always had a sense of " I don't give a hoot if you don't like, you're going to leave here with what I'm trying to teach you." They were pretty much always great men who I've always held in high respect.
Originally posted by bgaty
reply to post by mrwupy
You can sit behind your keyboard and preach all you want, but unless your within the age to be drafted you really hold no respect from me . Can i ask you a few questions? have you ever been to war? were you ever drafted? Maybe you have, and maybe you were drafted for Vietnam, but all im trying to say is that you might mean well, however ill be damned if im drafted and taken out of college to fight in a war that was wrong to begin with.