Pros And Cons Of Military Service Mandatory

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A large number of countries make military service mandatory. Some propose that the United States should adopt a similar policy. I believe that the United States should not make military service mandatory because it should be a choice, volunteers are more committed, training is hard, there are other ways for citizens to contribute to this nation, and the government will have to pay more. Firstly, serving should be an individual’s choice. Mandatory means that there is no choice or something is required. Mandatory drafting will only put unmotivated people in the military. This will make the United States forces unreliable and weak. Instead of being specifically in the military, each person should have the option to participate in a public service of their interest that does not involve war. Mandatory national service is a violation of freedom and is unconstitutional. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (Dafurr).” There is no doubt that forcing service upon people is wrong when it comes to control of their life. The government has no right to force any citizen to serve against their will. Mandatory service violates the Thirteenth Amendment's prohibition on “involuntary servitude (Somin).” Secondly, volunteers have volunteered for a reason. In time of national threat,
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