posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 12:48 PM
I don't understand why you picked 17. You can go right to the official web site and see the minimum age for selection, which for the United States
You have a lot of "what if's" for this to happen, but let's explore them. First we are at war. Next, there are not enough volunteers. Once we
reach this point and someone who is 18-20 is drafted lets look at your points. It isn't worth entertaining the idea of 16-17 being selected because
the law states 18+ so lets toss that out.
"not old enough to vote, drink, smoke, watch porn, go into clubs, or even watch R rated movies, but he is old enough to go kill another human being
and see the horrors of war, and himself get killed for the politicians he never got to vote for."
This eliminates most of this because he is now 18+. If a person is under 21 and in the service, they can be served on select locations..there are
exceptions to that rule. Your thought process for your last 2 items concern me. Is that what you think war is? That we go to war to have a human
being kill another? Yes, war has horrors, but the goal is not to go and kill others. It is to defend your country. Avoiding death is always the
best route. And to get killed for the politicians he never got to vote for? I hope you mean the founding fathers, the politicians who created the
countries to begin with. If a person dies in a war, they did not die for any politician. He died for his/her country. The beliefs of that country,
the men and woman who live in that country. If you were given two choices, what would it be? Your country overrun by another, taken over and
millions of innocent lives killed. Woman, children. Or a draft that while ending the lives of young men, could save the lives of those same innocent
people? War is not an easy choice, but choosing the lesser of evils.
Take a moment and put war into perspective. Ask a mother if she would kill to defend her child. If she would die for her child. Does that make her
a murderer? An evil person? Or a hero?
Let me ask you a "what if" question. There is no right answer because it's a what if but...
What if the draft was not active in the past? Would Hitler have won? Would America have fallen to Japan, Russia, Germany, so on and so on. Once
America fell, then how many other countries would follow suit? Is not being able to drink a beer that much of an argument?