The Draft in America “Should the United State of America adopt the idea that every American citizen should serve at least 2 years in the military?”, in my opinion, this is a terrible idea. America is “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”. Going into the military should be a personal choice.What would this benefit anyways? This is, in my opinion, a bad idea, this would change the course of America’s history as we know it.
Perspective is everything. You need to think about one thing in different perspectives. Imagine walking into a neighborhood with people that are in situations, such as, being hungry or in poverty and you are wealthy so you do nothing. However, if you were living in their shoes, you would be begging for a meal or even a roof over your head. This is the reason why there needs to be more volunteers for community service to help others that do need the help, even if they don’t ask for it. In this article, “Should the United States Establish Mandatory Public Service for Young Adults?” by Kent Ansen (2013), the proposition that the author made is an interesting one and one that I believe in but I think that it should be suggested rather than mandatory.
For the purposes of my comparison I will be referring to the plan outlined in Richard Stengel’s “A Time to Serve” article. Potential downsides to the individual might be what is mentioned above, that somebody might take a job that I may desperately need for their volunteer work that I would otherwise have received out of necessity. Considering that I am a student at the moment, this consequence does not weigh too much on my opinion. One that does though is the moral factor that “if everybody has to” engage in civic service, “then it’s not voluntary” at all, and I wouldn’t otherwise feel the satisfaction that I was helping somebody out of altruism (Kinsley 1). Though this weighs down on people morally it isn’t all that bad either because an incentive to volunteer can be beneficial to the individual. If I were to be offered “$19,000 by the time” I’m twenty for dedicating “at least one year” of my life to “national or military service”, then I would certainly benefit from it because that money could go towards paying my college tuition or my first home (Stengel 2). The benefits to me for serving my country are relatively significant, and in the process it helps out my country thereby making required service a win-win for the individual and
Even though mandatory military service is has already been mandated in some countries, but it shouldn't be mandated in any other countries. There should be freedom given to these young adults that recently graduated teens. Mandating military service is a heartbreaking mandatory law to families. First and foremost, mandatory
Young people in some countries are forced to serve two years in the military in some countries. I believe that we should not have a similar policy because some people want to do something else other than being in the military, we would have too many people in the military, and it would cost a lot of money. It is not fair to force people in the military. They can respect their countries in other ways. There are a lot of reasons why young people in the United States should not have to serve in the military for two years.
The topic of mandatory national service has been around for years now, and there will always be arguments on whether it should be enforced or not. Some may say that it takes away our freedom, but is it not what gives us freedom in the first place? The United States’ military, national service, as well as community service is based on volunteers. That is what makes this country great, but there are less volunteers as years go by. Crime increases, streets are not safe anymore, Americans are oblivious to what is happening around the world. There are so many opportunities to give back to the country, yet, not many care. Today’s generation is based on social trends, and self-gratification. There is also the fact that many young people do not know what to do with their life after high school, some continue to college or focus on work, others do not work nor study. Therefore, all young men and women should be required to give two years to national service because it can help solve problems as well as build the community back together.
Mandatory Military Service in the United States The idea that members of a community have the duty to defend it, is as old as civilization itself (Ruschmann 10). The United States has an extensive history, starting with the original thirteen States of involuntary conscription in time of conflict. Citizen’s service is a standard principle of American military service, which places the obligation of service upon citizens to serve and to ensure that the state require those citizens to serve (Dalehite and Birskyte 1). With this obligation, young people will be imbued with a sense of “duty” and being part of the collective effort in which everyone will have and do their part for the benefit of the nation. Thereby, military service in the
Think also, the possibility of forcing young criminals between the ages of 18 and 25 to join the military. Maybe due to joining the military, these young criminals would be reformed into honorable, self-respecting individuals or become leaders of our great nation. In addition, if military conscription were implemented, the tax payers would not have to pay for the juvenile criminals to be locked up in maximum or minimum security centers.
Every able-bodied American should be required to serve a minimum of two years of military service. We are the first line of defense; whether it be of our county or ourselves. Many are more than willing to turn this responsibility over to someone else. As a society,
Many countries require young people to serve two years of military service, and as we continue to have military conflicts across the world, some people have proposed that the united states adopt a similar type of policy of mandatory conscription. I believe that a two-year period of national service should be obligatory for all 18 year olds. It’ll help strengthen the character of youth, and will help increase the collective conscience of a nation and the restraint of leaders when considering military action. As we have 18 year olds go into the military, they should get the option in whatever kind of public service that suits his or her interest. Different genders across the world are frequently given different responsibilities. For example,
I believe that the United States should perform one year of community service by the age of 30. The reason why i think that is because i think it would help people understand eachother and bring us all closer together in many ways. One way is that it would pay good so there would be less homeless and less people fighting to feed there families. I believe that kids and odulats would be more thankfull and respectfull for what they have and try harder to become something after they see what they can do.
Compulsory National Service was accepted by many Americans back when the nation was starting to become a powerhouse and wars were beginning to emerge. However, forcing young adults to join or at least register for the military at the age of 18 or is wrong because it is against their
Can we continue to support individuals who abuse their welfare benefits? The public assistance programs created during the 1930’s that have provided a safety net for people living below the federal poverty level. Chemical dependency screenings and monthly account audits are presently needed to thwart the irrational spending of supporting welfare recipients that misuse their benefits to obtain illegal drugs or alcohol. I feel that drug screening new applicants or beneficiaries who currently receive public assistance should become mandatory to strengthen the integrity, accountability, and health of our welfare program in America.
Making military service mandatory sound like it would be a good idea. This can give discipline, makes stronger citizens, but the reality is doing this takes away freedom and goes against the very foundations of what America is supposed to be. Mandatory military service should not be required for American citizens.
Another benefit of mandating the service of young adults is that they would be disciplined and setup for success in life as a productive citizen of the United States. Military boot camp is designed to break the recruit down to where they are not better than any other recruit, and then they train them to do their best in every task they approach. This creates unrivaled discipline and extreme excellence in every operation the United States military executes. Not only will this be useful while in military service, but also when they begin to operate in the working world. This requirement will unify the working force as a result of the mandated service. Businesses will be able to work efficiently and accurately in all that they accomplish. Again, this will improve the United States as a country. Why would the United States refuse this mandate? The only reason would be that they bring the law down to the lowest denominator of the few people who argue with the benefits. These people might say that not all people are designed to be in the military. However, the military has jobs for every make and model. Every talent is useful to the military. Making young adult serve in the military for two years would actually give them time to figure out what their future career is meant to be. Some people cannot ever be satisfied, and would object to anything! On the contrary, decisions that have the abundance of benefits as mandating service for young