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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-14-07 06:30 PM
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1. Against.
Sorry, but Lincoln freed everybody.

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  -I'll bet your definition of this term varies with your position on the issue Husb2Sparkly  Aug-14-07 06:29 PM   #0 
  - Against.  Warpy   Aug-14-07 06:30 PM   #1 
  - I'm for it, as defined thus:  Ron_Green   Aug-14-07 06:33 PM   #2 
  - I define it exactly as you do, but  tkmorris   Aug-14-07 06:43 PM   #4 
  - You mean a market-based approach?  Ron_Green   Aug-14-07 06:53 PM   #7 
  - I Totally Agree With Your Philosophy, But I Worry That We're Both Naive?  Toasterlad   Aug-14-07 08:30 PM   #18 
  - No system is perfect, and some kids of privilege would still slip through the cracks,  Ron_Green   Aug-15-07 12:16 AM   #21 
  - Many middle-class kids choose to serve. nt  Jed Dilligan   Aug-15-07 02:09 AM   #41 
  - I define it the same way. How about a LIFETIME tax break for those who step up voluntarily? n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-15-07 02:04 AM   #40 
  - With that definition I am for it as well  ThomWV   Aug-14-07 07:28 PM   #10 
  - Yup. With "A minimum of ..." that's my preference as well.  TahitiNut   Aug-14-07 07:36 PM   #11 
  - Good definition --  Katherine Brengle   Aug-16-07 09:19 AM   #52 
  - In this time of crumbling infrastructure it could be a good thing  tularetom   Aug-14-07 06:34 PM   #3 
  - It depends...  TygrBright   Aug-14-07 06:49 PM   #5 
  - It is not service if you are getting paid for it.  roody   Aug-15-07 01:47 AM   #38 
     - Conscript soldiers didn't serve, then? (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-15-07 02:42 AM   #43 
  - definition: "fascist bastards forcing young citizens into the job of legally killing humans"  Buzz Clik   Aug-14-07 06:49 PM   #6 
  - well we already have  hfojvt   Aug-14-07 07:22 PM   #8 
  - Not if "military service" is the subtext. Hell no.  sfexpat2000   Aug-14-07 07:25 PM   #9 
  - What if it were a choice between 2 years in the military or 3 years in the Peace Corps ...  TahitiNut   Aug-14-07 07:38 PM   #13 
     - I couldn't sign off on anything that involves military service even  sfexpat2000   Aug-14-07 07:41 PM   #14 
  - For.  Bluebear   Aug-14-07 07:38 PM   #12 
  - What if non-military service entailed a longer-term obligation?  TahitiNut   Aug-14-07 07:42 PM   #16 
     - I don't think so, because then you would be enticing military service due to a shorter obligation  Bluebear   Aug-14-07 07:59 PM   #17 
        - I'd pick "not get shot at for three years" over "get shot at for two" ;)  Posteritatis   Aug-15-07 01:24 AM   #32 
  - I'm definitely forgainst it. - n/t  porphyrian   Aug-14-07 07:42 PM   #15 
  - The problem I have with such a service is this..  The Vinyl Ripper   Aug-14-07 08:31 PM   #19 
  - Slave labor. My taxes do enough to make the rich richer. Thank you.  lonestarnot   Aug-14-07 08:33 PM   #20 
  - Thank you  lastliberalintexas   Aug-15-07 12:24 AM   #22 
     - agreed we need a new deal not a draft  pitohui   Aug-15-07 12:31 AM   #24 
  - completely FOR it.  QuestionAll   Aug-15-07 12:30 AM   #23 
  - I'm for national service  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-15-07 12:36 AM   #25 
  - i'm against "compulsory" service  welshTerrier2   Aug-15-07 12:45 AM   #26 
  - well, thank the deities that we don't have compulsory national voting.  bbgrunt   Aug-15-07 12:51 AM   #27 
  - Against, if the Government wants my kids to work for them then  MiltonF   Aug-15-07 12:53 AM   #28 
  - Not if put forward by this regime.In the best case,I'd like to see service to the country...  Hekate   Aug-15-07 01:08 AM   #29 
  - For it 100%  autorank   Aug-15-07 01:17 AM   #30 
  - everything you describe would put a worker out of work!  pitohui   Aug-15-07 01:41 AM   #36 
     - Because we had these programs during the new deal  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-15-07 02:13 AM   #42 
     - Dey turk errr jerrrbs!!! n/t  spindoctor   Aug-15-07 04:45 AM   #45 
  - The broader the definition, the less I dislike the idea  Posteritatis   Aug-15-07 01:20 AM   #31 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-15-07 01:24 AM   #33 
  - Against. Remove compulsory and I'm fine with it.  greyhound1966   Aug-15-07 01:28 AM   #34 
  - Remove "compulsory" and it won't happen.  Ron_Green   Aug-15-07 12:22 PM   #48 
     - Those damn whipper-snappers, No respect for their elders,  greyhound1966   Aug-16-07 12:41 AM   #50 
        - Sure, that's part of it, but not the whole story.  Ron_Green   Aug-16-07 09:13 AM   #51 
  - Cleaning streets and roadsides, planting trees, tutoring kids  rucky   Aug-15-07 01:33 AM   #35 
  - wow, all things people used to be well paid to do  pitohui   Aug-15-07 01:46 AM   #37 
     - all taxpayer funded. n/t  rucky   Aug-15-07 01:24 PM   #49 
  - For. "National Service" doesn't have to mean carrying a rifle, driving a tank, or flying a bomber.  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-15-07 02:01 AM   #39 
  - I am for and I don't think there is any ambiguity, just practical issues  spindoctor   Aug-15-07 04:43 AM   #44 
  - For it  cgrindley   Aug-15-07 06:02 AM   #46 
  - I define it as traveling half-way around the world to blow up brown, black, and yellow people  Selatius   Aug-15-07 06:16 AM   #47 
 

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