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Ending the Draft, were we wrong?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Averageman, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. Averageman

    Averageman

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    As a product of the all volunteer Army I enjoyed working with professionals that wanted to be there and did their jobs well; but as a Nation, were we wrong?
    I ask this because it would seem so many people have no investment in America, no "Dog in the Fight" as it were.
    I heard a quote that an unnamed Marine Colonel said "The Marine Corps is at War, America is at Wal Mart."
    There would seem to be a lot of truth in that.
    Perhaps required service would again awaken Patriotism in it's true nature a pride in what we are and can be.
     
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    True. No Draft, no investment in America.
     

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    Easterbrook Wagon Burner

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    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    screw a draft. no way in hell i would want some liberal hippie draftee having my back downrange.
     
  6. Averageman

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    Perhaps the number of liberal hippies is due to not having a draft?
     
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    When you're down range, they'll have your back just like a volunteer. Its their back YOU'RE watching.


    Just like the draftees in vietnam, and the stop loss'd guys in OIF/OEF.
     
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    The draft is next week. I want my team to draft DeCastro.
     
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    I'm all for a draft.

    If we had one we would not be so quick to go to war and waste so many American lives for absolutely nothing.
     
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    If we had one we would not be so quick to go to war and waste so many American lives for absolutely nothing.
    Exactly
     
  11. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    didn"t the draft birth the hippy subculture and throw gas on the liberal fire?
     
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    The draft didn't stop "police actions" like Korea, Vietnam, or other actions.
     
  13. JJohnson

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    Which explains the lack of liberal hippies the last time the draft was in effect. Oh wait...
     
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    it kept them for going on for 10 years + though.
     
  15. Averageman

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    Which explains the lack of liberal hippies the last time the draft was in effect. Oh wait...
    Take a liberal hippie kid and drop his butt in some third world cess pool and he see's what real poor people look like, what hunger really looks like, what disease really looks like, some place where kids have worms and you can't drink the water.
    Then bring him home, where the poor have flat screen TV's, microwaves and if you are hungry you go to a drive through, sick go to the E.R.
    Then you have someone proud of America and their service to keep it free.
    Most of the Hippies you speak of were on a College campus working hard to stay out of the draft.
     
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    Yup, force some kid to go to a third world country and kill some people there, and see his friends get killed. Sounds like freedom and liberty to me!

    /end sarcasm
     
  17. chickenwing

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    Draft? Um no thanks. I don't see how forcing someone to in service to fight in some third world crap hole awakens patriotism. Sounds more like crazed nationalism.

    If you want people to invest into these conflicts, stop funding them through DEBT. Set a war tax.

    Isn't there still a draft anyway? I remember filling out a draft card.
     
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    Anyone who has ever had *a job* can say that one of the WORST situations to be stuck in is to be with someone who just doesn't want to be there. I would think this would apply to military service as well.
     
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    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    physically able to serve 2 years minimum in order to vote. works in Israel.
     
  20. Just_plinking

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    Yep, seems sort of fascist to me. I'd go if I was drafted, but I don't support the draft.

    On second thought, I can think of some scenarios where I wouldn't show up. These seem far fetched, but so does having a draft.
     
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