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voc June 1st, 2017 3:06am

Should people in the United States be forced to join the military when they turn 18?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/03/17 4:30 am

Not everyone can be in the military for medical reasons

4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
06/01/17 10:07 pm

No, would be a waste of time, talent, and money.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
06/01/17 5:41 am

No, I don't wanna fight for the interests of the bourgeoisie.

Mandatory prescription is one of the things I find most concerning about Marxism Leninism. Violence is a sensitive issue morally, and not everyone is up for being a soldier, even when the cause is just.

Finny Conservative Lesbian
06/01/17 4:15 am

Not everyone's fit mentally nor physically to serve.

06/01/17 2:37 am

Universal service (even if it is non military) should be mandatory

voc I am...what I am
06/01/17 4:05 am

That's slavery, not freedom.

06/01/17 5:28 am

No...that's called paying it forward

krayzewolf New Hampshire
06/01/17 6:03 am

No, forcing indentured servitude is the same thing as slavery.

voc I am...what I am
06/01/17 6:04 am

If you're forced into service, that's slavery. You can't force someone to "pay it forward"

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
06/01/17 3:16 pm

Lol not only does this guy have no idea what freedom means, but he also doesn't know what "paying it forward" means. Classic.

05/31/17 11:09 pm

Why when someone at 18 could have better options and add more value to our country doing something else rather than joining the military.

05/31/17 10:49 pm

No. Maybe at 81, though. That would make some good movies.

voc I am...what I am
06/01/17 4:17 am

No! That would make for some AWESOME movies!

voc I am...what I am
06/01/17 4:15 am

That's slavery not freedom

gluxford1 Arizona
05/31/17 10:06 pm

No. Soldiers are more committed and war-ready when they join the military out of choice rather than by force.

jarod California
05/31/17 9:31 pm

No no no no no

05/31/17 9:02 pm

Too many people. It works in Jerusalem because they have few people and good use for them in mildly safe jobs.

Zach21 California
05/31/17 8:59 pm

No. Just no.

presrvd Phoenix
05/31/17 8:22 pm

No, no, no, no.

voc I am...what I am
05/31/17 8:06 pm

I think that would be taking away freedom, not adding to it.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
05/31/17 8:11 pm

Same comment for Taxes, Social Security & Obamacare.

voc I am...what I am
05/31/17 8:12 pm

So are you for or against forcing kids into the military?

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
05/31/17 8:17 pm

I voted for but like everything else there is no simple answer. I don't think it should be a single choice mandate but a multi option highly incentivized program. No gender exclusion. If you chose to opt out you pay higher taxes for ever.

voc I am...what I am
05/31/17 8:20 pm

I can't go along with that. If someone if voluntarily willing to risk their lives that's one thing, but forcing people to do it, or telling them they will pay more if they don't, isn't right. I shouldn't have to make the choice to risk my life or pay more.