The Military Draft is Unconstitutional Essay

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There is a Time and a place for everything, for instance there were times when a militarized force wasn’t nearly large enough for an impending war as necessary to stand even that of a fighting chance towards victory. Our nation’s solution to this problem was creating the military draft, which most recently was used during the Vietnam War. The military draft, or Selective Service System, is Conscription, or in other words “forced labor demanded by some established authority” (Worddiq). “From 1948 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled through voluntary means.” (Landscaper) 2/3 of the American troops entered in that war were volunteers, while…show more content…
At the constant incline of students enlisting in the military and the re-enlistment rate of soldiers being "137%" of the predicted rate, there would be no physical need for a draft. (Griffin)The constant growth of the American Military only proves the fact that a military draft isn't as necessary as it was in previous years, or previous wars, such as the Chinese Civil War, Greek Civil War, First Indochina War, Korean War, and lastly the Second Indochina War, or Vietnam War. A draft at this time in American history would cause the nation’s debt to raise more, due to the cost for equipment on all drafted soldiers, training, and the shipping or flying to their necessary stations. The Government would also have to pay the draftees for their services causing the nations treasury to further plummet into oblivion, however with no draft in place the chances of a soldier in the American Military with no real desire to be there, or without actually being physically fit or durable enough to last being enlisted, are slim to none. A draft for any military, not just the American military alone, would exclude those in which would voluntarily give their service to their Country, State, Province, or any other geographic area with its own military. Sheldon Richmond argues that, "The draft has no place in a free society because it is slavery; the kind that can get you killed or put you in a position where
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