Reinstating the Military Draft

878 Words Aug 4th, 2012 4 Pages
Reinstating the Military Draft
The military draft has been used several times throughout the United States history. It has been used for different conflicts such as the World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. By 1973, the country switched to an all-volunteer military service, abandoning the concept of the military draft (Brisbane, par. 1). Congressman Charles Rangel planned to introduce a legislation calling for the draft reinstatement. If a military draft is reinstated, everyone, no matter what social class the person is, will have to do his or her part in the defense of our country.
Of course there are people who oppose the military draft by saying that it is not very democratic and that it violates the freedom this country
…show more content…
For example, people who do not want to fight are unlikely to be very motivated, whereas volunteer armies are far more likely to be patriotic and motivated. Citizens who may have been very patriotic may become disillusioned with their country after being forced to participate in a war they do not want to fight in. (Richards, par. 4).
The people that favor the military draft, such as former talk show host Montell Williams, who is a retired Naval officer himself who started with the U.S. Marines say that the armed forces are too stressed with fighting two wars at the same time. Montell Williams said, “Why don't we spread out that stress and start making more people put on the uniform and defend this democracy?” ("Reinstating DRAFT Could Stop Bad Military Behavior," par. 3). Having to fight 2 unpopular wars attract very few people to join the military out of desperation, therefore the same soldiers are being sent multiple times to the areas of conflict, bringing more stress to the soldiers and the families they leave behind. People in higher social class have no need to join the military service and take advantage of its benefits; therefore, the majority of the service members that compose our military are the lower class. In the case of a military draft reinstatement, the military itself will be one of the main beneficiaries. It will receive a marked increase in its force strength. It will get an influx of young women and men for
Open Document