posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by Andrew E. Wiggin
Forcing service on unwilling americans is, in its self, un-american.
Maybe I could agree with this, if you added the notation 'in time of peace' to the end of it. In times of national emergency, it is not un-American,
nor is it unusual. We have had a draft during times of war throughout our history.
You seem to be having this problem with reality. Do you seriously believe we live in a world where war will never be necessary? Do you think that the
previous wars were some sort of fairy tale we tell children so they can tell theirs? Do you even know what war is?
War is the last resort of any sane entity. It is when open fighting breaks out, and people are slaughtered for no reason than they are in the war zone
without the proper uniform on. It is when the guy in front of you exists only to kill you as quickly as possible so he can kill your friends beside
you. He isn't interested in talking out problems or negotiating. And sadly, we still have people like this in the world. We threw out one such gang
when we liberated Iraq (unfortunately it seems Bush is very good at snatching defeat from the jaws of that victory, but that's another topic). There
What would you do if we were invaded? Wave a white flag and hope they only torture you? Try to talk to them before they blew your head into another
zip code? Or would you fight, and want others fighting with you?
The draft is a terrible option, but it is also one that must remain available in case of need. Those drafted are in extreme danger, yes, for
patriotism alone, yes, but if they were not drafted, they could be easy targets on our own soil, along with everyone else. May it never be necessary
to use a draft again, but better to have it and exist, than to not have it, and all perish.