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    Reinstate the Draft ? Good Idea or Not

    Do you think bringing back the draft would work these days

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    1967

    Thanks all great answers.

    1967

    I became eligible for the draft 1967 I joined the Navy to get out of Vietnam, so I ended doing two tours anyway. The service made me grow up fast. We need it now for our youngsters as they are sure without direction, respect and love of our country. Thanks to all for your excellent comments.

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    Definitly. Not only will the draft turn boys into men, but it will help educate and create tradesmen out of the many low lifes that fall to drugs and crime. The US would have less druggies, criminals and a safer nation. An increase in our military population can be used to protect our own borders and help curtail the illegals from entering the USA. Think about it, less welfare and less illegals results in a richer and smarter country. Honestly, are you happy with the current situation?

    I'm all for it, there are things they could do besides serve in the armed forces. emergency service, coast guarding, helping police, etc. Service wile learning a trade, 4 years before collage or 2 years after education.

    Yes I think that everyone should share the pain, most notably politician's sons&daughters. Maybe they would wake up if someone from their family got wounded, maimed, or killed!

    President Nixon formed the Gates Commission to look into ending the military service draft, implemented under President Johnson. The Gates Commission issued its report in February 1970, describing how adequate military strength could be maintained without conscription. The draft was extended to June 1973, and then ended.


    Worst thing a US President ever did.......in my opinion

    If our economy keeps heading south.People will start joining the armed forces.Just to have a job.

    The military is more professional than when I soldiered for six years active duty. I prefer sharing a foxhole with people who freely joined as compared to Draftees who were part of my world.


    Still there are a myriad of reasons for a draft. Chief among them is helping to ensure that young people mature before entering society. The military has a way of mentoring and kicking butt when necessary. Maturity is earned and soldiers tend to return home with a perspective that school and non-military cultures cannot provide.


    For those who are too immature, effeminate or unable to enter the military due to mental or othe issues, the civilian sector could easily accommodate with two years of labor in various insitututions such as state hospitals, transportation, farm work etc.


    Yes, a draft should be reformed and required immediately following high school graduation.

    great idea because there would be a much greater public outcry against war since nobody wants their relatives drafted.if there had been a draft, cheney and his puppet bush could have never been able to wage a useless war against iraq.

    Never should have ended the draft. I regret that I was not allowed to serve due to a medical condition. I was shot in the chest several times and had most of my right lung removed at 17.
    YES. I was involved in the training of what we called in Australia National Service Trainees in the 1950s Every 18 yr old male had to do 90days full time (my area) and then two years in the Citizens Military Force CMF> In the CMF they did one 2hr parade a week at night, one weekend a month and 2 weeks camp each year. During the 90 days we trained them in drill, rifle, Light Machine Gun (BREN GUN) Owen machine carbine, (Close quarter sub machine gun)hand grenade. They learned cleaning and firing all these weapons. In addition there was map reading, bayonet fighting and camoflague. They also had training on the weapon of their corps, in my case Anti Aircraft gunnery. I trained 14 intakes from 1952 until 1957. The pride in themselves that these young people got was something to see. They marched in as civilians and marched out as basicaly trained soldiers. They learned respect for authority, mateship and how to defend the country that they owed so much. I know I jibbered on but I am fanatical about this subject and was never sorrier to see in disbanded.
    YES. I was involved in the training of what we called in Australia National Service Trainees in the 1950s Every 18 yr old male had to do 90days full time (my area) and then two years in the Citizens Military Force CMF> In the CMF they did one 2hr parade a week at night, one weekend a month and 2 weeks camp each year. During the 90 days we trained them in drill, rifle, Light Machine Gun (BREN GUN) Owen machine carbine, (Close quarter sub machine gun)hand grenade. They learned cleaning and firing all these weapons. In addition there was map reading, bayonet fighting and camoflague. They also had training on the weapon of their corps, in my case Anti Aircraft gunnery. I trained 14 intakes from 1952 until 1957. The pride in themselves that these young people got was something to see. They marched in as civilians and marched out as basicaly trained soldiers. They learned respect for authority, mateship and how to defend the country that they owed so much. I know I jibbered on but I am fanatical about this subject and was never sorrier to see in disbanded.

    But the draft should be in place just in case there is a national crisis and a draft needed

    No I think a draft would not be in the best interest of a professional volinteer military

    Headless Man

    I agree, but a couple years of service for what this country does for us (military or not).

    the best thing that could happen in along time

    GOOD IDEA, GOOD IDEA, GOOD IDEA, GOOD IDEA, GOOD IDEA.


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