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The Gunslinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 08:44 PM
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55. Yea we need more ways for the government to control our lives
mandatory military enlistment - hell no.
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  -America should have mandatory military enlistment for its youth HypnoToad  Feb-03-07 11:45 AM   #0 
  - Obesity would INCREASE (not to mention homosexuality)  rocknation   Feb-03-07 11:46 AM   #1 
  - actually  Rosemary2205   Feb-03-07 11:53 AM   #11 
     - Actually, obsesity is a bigger problem among the poor.  pnwmom   Feb-03-07 03:02 PM   #49 
  - I fundementally agree with you, but...  Texas Explorer   Feb-03-07 11:48 AM   #2 
  - Actually, if you had mandatory military enlistment at age 50  pampango   Feb-03-07 11:49 AM   #3 
  - I agree... Tom Barnard ought to be drafted; he's about that age...  HypnoToad   Feb-03-07 11:52 AM   #7 
  - I agree considering the fact that those who profit from wars is always that age group  noahmijo   Feb-03-07 11:52 AM   #8 
     - "War is old men talking and young men dying"  pampango   Feb-03-07 11:55 AM   #14 
        - War is old RICH men talking...  Union Thug   Feb-03-07 12:03 PM   #20 
           - I agree with you in this case, but I do believe that the young  pampango   Feb-03-07 12:10 PM   #24 
           - war is rich kapitalists talking  sweetheart   Feb-03-07 12:28 PM   #33 
  - Anyone who has engaged in sexual activity should not be allowed in.  Tom Joad   Feb-03-07 11:51 AM   #4 
  - I will concede that your first point may be true for military people. Although  bluerum   Feb-03-07 11:51 AM   #5 
  - True, but  HypnoToad   Feb-03-07 11:54 AM   #13 
  - Not to say that all well off and rich people will try to avoid service. You  bluerum   Feb-03-07 11:59 AM   # 
  - That is why we need to make no exceptions for this  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 12:21 PM   #31 
  - Arab citizens of Israel are not required to serve, only Jews  Jonathan50   Feb-03-07 09:06 PM   #57 
     - Yes some elite units are Arabs  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 10:34 PM   #62 
  - The overweight basic trainees got "special" treatment when I was in basic.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-07 11:58 AM   #16 
     - Yea,,, they got to be the runners! eom  bluerum   Feb-03-07 12:01 PM   # 
  - I OPPOSE THE DRAFT  Dracos   Feb-03-07 11:52 AM   #6 
  - Well, that's sure a brave stance.  TahitiNut   Feb-03-07 11:54 AM   #12 
     - Yeah, Caps lock rocks me back on my heels every time.  11 Bravo   Feb-03-07 11:59 AM   #17 
  - If we had a system like the Swiss militia system, I would have no problem with this.  Selatius   Feb-03-07 11:52 AM   #9 
  - Yep! n/t  Poll_Blind   Feb-03-07 12:15 PM   #28 
  - Not while I vote. The ends wouldn't justify the means. - n/t  porphyrian   Feb-03-07 11:53 AM   #10 
  - America doesn't need, or want, that large a military.  HereSince1628   Feb-03-07 11:56 AM   #15 
  - I've heard that military that is there doesnt' want ppl who don't want to be there  halobeam   Feb-03-07 11:59 AM   # 
     - A lot of reservists and guard don't want to be there and they  HereSince1628   Feb-03-07 12:11 PM   #25 
  - No, it is not "All our country."  Union Thug   Feb-03-07 11:59 AM   #18 
  - Time Equals Money  lwfern   Feb-03-07 09:06 PM   #58 
  - The rich still would manage to get out  liberal N proud   Feb-03-07 12:01 PM   #19 
  - Switzerland, sweeden, at this point even Germany  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 12:24 PM   #32 
     - Sweden, Switzerland & Germany are not threatening countries like others  liberal N proud   Feb-03-07 12:41 PM   #35 
        - You asked and I gave you examples  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 08:42 PM   #54 
  - i wouldnt be opposed to social work of some kind. but not military only  seabeyond   Feb-03-07 12:05 PM   #21 
  - I would support some kind of national service, so long as lifelong free education and  Union Thug   Feb-03-07 12:08 PM   #23 
     - Contemplate the logistics and costs of full time mandatory service  HereSince1628   Feb-03-07 12:16 PM   #29 
     - Not if its done right...  Solon   Feb-03-07 01:39 PM   #43 
        - There are over 20 million people in each of the age groups you mention  HereSince1628   Feb-04-07 08:07 AM   #69 
     - I'd support "lifelong free education" as long as every adult ...  TahitiNut   Feb-03-07 12:40 PM   #34 
  - I totally agree with mandatory service(civil or military)  NavyDavy   Feb-03-07 12:07 PM   #22 
  - Bullshit! Until we cut this military budget back by 90%, to a true defensive  Peace Patriot   Feb-03-07 12:11 PM   #26 
  - I think the Israeli model has proven an effective tool to break down....  Poll_Blind   Feb-03-07 12:12 PM   #27 
  - And you think compulsory killing of Iraqis is "helping our country"?  Peace Patriot   Feb-03-07 01:48 PM   #44 
     - Your first sentence shows you missed my point entirely.  Poll_Blind   Feb-03-07 02:06 PM   #45 
        - My point-and the reason I go on about it-is that you leave out the CONTEXT  Peace Patriot   Feb-03-07 08:24 PM   #53 
  - Ask not ...  Benhurst   Feb-03-07 12:18 PM   #30 
  - Die Jugend soll dem Staat treu dienen!  JVS   Feb-03-07 01:08 PM   #39 
  - Kids that should NEVER be near weapons  shadowknows69   Feb-03-07 12:45 PM   #36 
  - Been to the movies lately?  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 08:47 PM   #56 
     - Its something i'm on the fence about  shadowknows69   Feb-03-07 10:32 PM   #61 
        - I write games for a living  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 10:45 PM   #65 
  - This is a stupid idea  Sir Jeffrey   Feb-03-07 01:03 PM   #37 
  - No fucking way.  JVS   Feb-03-07 01:07 PM   #38 
  - I agree, I think it would make more people think twice before supporting war. nt  Katherine Brengle   Feb-03-07 01:08 PM   #40 
  - no thanks  Bright Eyes   Feb-03-07 01:09 PM   #41 
  - rather than military, i would say "national service"...  QuestionAll   Feb-03-07 01:13 PM   #42 
  - another thought....  Bright Eyes   Feb-03-07 02:20 PM   #46 
  - No thank you  sanskritwarrior   Feb-03-07 02:22 PM   #47 
  - USMC 69-71 here  Jonathan50   Feb-03-07 10:13 PM   #60 
  - War with Iran comes  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-03-07 10:53 PM   #66 
     - Actually being an infantryman today takes  sanskritwarrior   Feb-04-07 12:04 AM   #67 
  - fuck. no.  WindRavenX   Feb-03-07 02:28 PM   #48 
  - It's our country. They're my children. And you can't have them.  pnwmom   Feb-03-07 03:04 PM   #50 
  - NO. You will not indoctrinate my son in militarism.  Zhade   Feb-03-07 03:53 PM   #51 
  - Shall you lead the way by putting on the uniform yourself?  Prisoner_Number_Six   Feb-03-07 04:01 PM   #52 
  - Yea we need more ways for the government to control our lives  The Gunslinger   Feb-03-07 08:44 PM   #55 
  - I could get on board with that  Anaxamander   Feb-03-07 09:08 PM   #59 
  - The statement assumes that everyone is a player.  fla nocount   Feb-03-07 10:41 PM   #63 
  - LOL!  tyj2   Feb-03-07 10:44 PM   #64 
  - The term mandatory and freedom seem at odds :) (nt)  The Straight Story   Feb-04-07 12:26 AM   #68 

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