The Importance Of Mandatory Military Service

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Since the beginning of time many governments have drafted individuals, mostly, men, whenever they needed larger military forces during wartime, than they felt they could get through voluntary enlistments. Although the United States has relied on all-volunteer military for most of its history, it was forced to draft men to fight the Civil War and the wars of the twentieth century (Ruschmann, Mandatory Military Service 10).Why people or nations would try to conquer and destroy each other baffles me.Over what to say the least. Can’t disputes be settled in a more reputable, civilized and non-violent manner? In (Mandatory Military Service 10) Paul Ruschmann ask the question “Who serves when not all serve? It seems to me that it’s always poor who …show more content…
Why would the elite enlist in the military, why should they? They can support themselves and their families so they are not pressed for cash so desperately that there’s a dire need to join the military. People with few opportunities in civilian life are more likely to enlist in the military and Stephen …show more content…
It is usually the poor who always struggles, they are marginalized and used. The military is always coming up with new ways to reel in the poor, the minority and the under privileged .Often in the form of monetary bribes. To beef up recruitment success, the military has hiked bonuses and education benefits, creating that Rep.Rangel calls an “economic draft” designed to lure the poor who cannot afford other career options (The CQ Researcher, Draft Debates 665).They target the working class inner cities and rural areas with high unemployment. The reality is this that, sadly they get killed in the war never getting the chance to really reap and enjoy the monetary rewards offered them. This saddens and angers me deeply .It is always the poor who die poor and the rich lives on to enjoy their riches. Reinstate the draft I say and let every citizen rich and poor, black and white do their civic duty and go to combat. Fighting for one’s country should be fairly shared by all racial and economic groups. Nobody wants to go to war, but the burden of service cannot only fall on volunteers who, no matter how patriotic, are attracted to the military for financial reasons. I believe that it is incredibly unfair that one segment of society makes all the sacrifices. Many argue that mandatory enlisting of boys and girls in the military is somewhat infringing on

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