Essay On Mandatory Draft

“Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state” – Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson believed that everyone has a duty to fight in America’s wars, which was correct. When our country has been at war, it has been proved that not only the soldiers fighting for America had a role, but also everyone at home had a part to play in it. Although people who were home did not physically fight for our country, they made contributions to help the war effort. However, many experts believe that the United States should increase its military by reinstating a mandatory draft. America should not reinstate a mandatory draft in peacetime because it would be a violation of freedom, some people wouldn’t fit in, and there is already an abundance of volunteers. To begin, reinstating a mandatory draft in the United States would be a violation of the freedoms for which our very country stands for. America is known as the “Land of the Free,” and in fact, this …show more content…
Many factors hold firm against the argument regarding a mandatory draft. For one, it would be a huge violation of the American citizen’s rights and it would be frowned upon by many because our country is one who advocates freedom and if the United States did mandate a draft, it would be a move of hypocrisy. Also, many brilliant minds could be wasted if there ever was a draft because of a war. The opportunity for their talents to be put to use elsewhere with the possibility of contributions being made elsewhere, would be crushed. Another fact is that some people just wouldn’t fit in in a training/warlike environment. If the unfortunate event came to be that a draft was put into place because of a war, it wouldn’t even be necessary because of the abundance in volunteers already and the inevitability that more people would enlist to help fight for their country if the war is seen as

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