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Debate Score:44
Arguments:25
Total Votes:56
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Do you think Military Service should be mandatory in the U.S?

Yes

Side Score: 12
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No

Side Score: 32
1 point

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Side: Yes

Conscription is the worst form of anti liberty. Military service should be voluntary.

Side: No
2 points

No. A volunteer military force is essential to personal liberty and high morale.

Side: No
Qymosabi(203) Disputed
2 points

That attitude is part of what's wrong with this country. Greed at the expense of others with no personal risk of (your) children or the ones that (you) love. The wealthiest create conflicts in the name of religion and the false perception of a future democracy or Republic for the people that they (claim) to be liberating. If service were mandatory at least some caution would prevail.

When you use the word (Morale) i don't think you really understand our military. Once in it ....each other is all you've got. Morale cannot be simplified by the word volunteer. Their are alot of other things that play into that discussion, A PX , beer, and narcotics just to name a few. I know you don't believe this but until you've lived overseas for over a year you'll never really understand the little things that can cause a person to snap... or say fuck it.

If you went into the military by force your state of mind wouldn't dwell on the fact that you were forced. Our military is the greatest experience on the planet....bar none.

Side: yes
Bohemian(3861) Disputed
2 points

When you use the word (Morale) i don't think you really understand our military. Once in it ....each other is all you've got. Morale cannot be simplified by the word volunteer. Their are alot of other things that play into that discussion, A PX , beer, and narcotics just to name a few. I know you don't believe this but until you've lived overseas for over a year you'll never really understand the little things that can cause a person to snap... or say fuck it.

It's funny because you don't know who I am or what I do. I am in the military and I have been deployed; Afghanistan 2009. Far be it from you to lecture me what it is like overseas. I know what it is like overseas. It doesn't require a great imagination to see that someone who is conscripted against their will is not going to perform equally as someone who volunteered. Performance in a war zone is essential as mistakes can get people killed.

If you went into the military by force your state of mind wouldn't dwell on the fact that you were forced.

You don't seem to understand the mentality of the average person. Generally people do not like to be forced against their will into life threatening situations in unfamiliar places under inferior living conditions. To say they might dwell on this fact is the understatement of the century.

Side: No
2 points

I believe that people can do whatever they want as long as it hurts no one else. So, if they made this mandatory, it would be going against my beliefs.

Side: No
2 points

As George W. Bush showed us, a voluntary military is far more efficient than a drafted military.

Side: No

If I was forced to go to battle, I'd flee to Canada! Most people would, and we would lose haft our population over night.

Side: No

No, joining the military is a way of indocrinating people to fight for reasons that are rarely moral, they use nationalism and patriotism to corrupt the minds of thoese who join, mandatory military service in my mind can only be justified in circumstances where the existnece of the country is in danger but even then arguments can be made against it

Side: No

No

Thank God there are enough wonderful and dedicated people who willingly put their life on the line to protect us.

They love freedom but just don't want to lift a finger to help. Moochers.....and cowards.

Side: yes
garry77777(1794) Disputed
0 points

"Thank God there are enough wonderful and dedicated people who willingly put their life on the line to protect us"

Do you really think the actions of the US military have protected you? This is completely at odds with virtually all information on the subject, the fact is since the invasions of afghanistan and Iraq terrorism has sky rocketed, your coutnries actions have made the world a much more dangerous place than before, and we all have to live on this planet so your precious military has done the opposite of protect you, it was motivated by imperialsim, power, control of resources etc. It had nothing got to do with protecting you and you are an amazing idiot for thinking otherwise.

"They love freedom but just don't want to lift a finger to help. Moochers.....and cowards."

If there were less people like you in the world the world would be a much better place.

Side: yes
Republican2(349) Disputed
1 point

the fact is since the invasions of afghanistan and Iraq terrorism has sky rocketed

Recently (as of 6 months ago) there have actually been a lot less. A good sign that we may have killed enough of them to weaken their coercive power. US occupation in the middle east is simple really; kill as many insurgents as possible until they are too weak to continue their activities in the manner they currently are. All that continued terrorism tells us is that we haven't killed enough of them yet.

Side: No

For the life of me I cant believe the cowards here makes me sick.

Side: No
garry77777(1794) Disputed
4 points

"life of me I cant believe the cowards here "

Really? How many wars have you fought in? what military action have you seen? Have you ever risked your life for a cause begger than yourself, i think labelling others cowards based on your own indoctrination makes you worse than a coward, although i haven't quite worked out the logic yet :0

Side: yes

In the U.S and everywhere else it is not exactly what I think should be mandatory. During a waring state in America at least, children at the age of eighteen can go to war and are trusted with a weapon while they cannot even have a cigarette or alcohol. While I do not like either, it doesn't make sense to allow something more drastic than the other two.

Side: No
1 point

No, but some sort of community service should be. For example, if you would not like to fight, then you can build roads, schools, fire stations, man police stations, work as a guard, etc. There are plenty of ways to build a country besides defending it.

Side: Community Service
1 point

A volunteer force is plenty for the time being. We are not engaged on such a level nor taking casualties on such a level that we need a draft or a mandatory service.

Side: No
1 point

No. That would be unconstitutional .

Side: No

Plenty of people don't care for the military. It should not be forced on anyone.

Side: No
1 point

I used to think mandatory service after high school would be a good idea.

But after serving my country for four years and doing two tours in OIF, I CHANGED MY MIND.

Not everyone is for for military duty. Especially not combat like I was in.

You need to be fit and focused and courageous and loyal.

A good percentage of today's younger generation is sorely lacking in these qualities.

Like guys that come here and say they want a war and think cuz they

Play power Rangers they know something about it.

LOL

Yeah....I'm talking to you.

Side: No
Pantagruel(984) Disputed
1 point

You need to be fit and focused and courageous and loyal.

A good percentage of today's younger generation is sorely lacking in these qualities.

Is that not one of the benefits of military service: to develop these traits?

Side: No
1 point

Yes, you are correct. Service can increase or enhance those traits and abilities.

But I think candidates need to already have an adequate baseline of these. Some are incorrigible. Some simply too unfit to make it through basic training.

Side: No