posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:35 AM
Originally posted by P3ACE0WAR
Originally posted by LoverBoy
reply to post by P3ACE0WAR
I provided you with the definition of slave twice. The US military is a force that you join VOLUNTARILY. I will not repeat myself again because
someone cannot read a definition.
You're a slave because you're owned by the army, you can't even defend that. You can't even defend the fact that you can't follow orders.
By the way, you didn't VOLUNTEER, you signed a contract making yourself a slave.
You state that we (soldiers) are slaves and that we didn't volunteer for our job. How do you work that out?
I've been in the army for 15 years full time and 6 years part time before that. I know that I volunteered to sign my contracts. I know that I can go
onto the computer, tick a few boxes on a form and be out of the forces in a year. I know that any soldier who joins up has a window of opportunity of
several months when they first join to quit and they'll be out in a month (called Discharge as of Right or DAOR). I know that after a minimum time
served you are free to sign off and be out in a year.
That doesn't sound particularly like slavery to me. It sounds like a job.
OK the long discharge waiting period is unique, but this is to ensure that everyone doesn't quit as soon as they hear they are up for deployment,
thereby rendering the forces ineffective. The minimum service time is to ensure that people don't just join, get a trade and some excellent training
and quit the second the training's finished. The army has to get some return for it's investment. Many employers have minimum contract periods for
I hate it when people who have never served come on this site full of rhetoric and shouting about the evils of the serviceman. I don't like insurance
brokers, but you don't see me slagging them off every time I touch a keyboard.