posted on May, 9 2011 @ 10:13 PM
The draft in this day and age is no longer something that should be or even considered. The only reasons why it should be considered is if there is a
mass shortage in the numbers of people serving in the armed services. The way a draft works, from what I have heard by people who served when there
was one, is that the military services would put in the number of persons required, and then it was simply each person would be inducted into the
different branches as was required. The only way to get into the service of choice was to join, thus avoiding the draft fully, or by dodging it by
immigrating to another country.
But there are other questions as to the standards that they would require in a draft. The country is more diverse, and social values change, would
the military be willing to change to allow those that they would find undesirable into the military to serve their country? Women are not
traditionally drafted, and as the current conflicts have shown, many children are often left in the care of relatives while both parents serve. Then
there is the one little issue that is dogging the US military currently, and that is to either allow or not allow homosexuals to serve openly in the
US military. And any current draft, if the policies have not changed, all the person has to do is show up and tell them that they are gay, and thus
not able to serve in the military. Currently the military has always stated that such is undesirable and not allowed. If there was to be a draft,
then the military would have to change its policies and the UCMJ to accommodate the changes in society, or it will find that many of the people that
is called, will be excused as they would be considered undesirable. Another way, and this is also another way that a person could get out of military
service is to declare themselves to be a conscious objector, and refuses to fight or kill another being. That route would require that they stick to
their words, even in the face of imprisonment.