Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Draft part 2

The idea of a draft has become a hot topic in my locale. Many people feel it would be "fair". It seems the general public feels the Army is full of malcontents forcibly sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Hmmm.

Not withstanding the few soldiers that lament(whine)"I didn't sign up for this! I signed up for college money!" most soldiers raised their right hand and enlisted with their eyes wide open to the fact that we are at WAR.

I am a recruiter. I make my applicants well aware of what exactly is expected of them. Before they are ever sitting in front of me they have weighed the risks and know what they are signing up for. We R da Military. A majority of them are interested in benefits but bottom line?? They want a chance to learn discipline and serve their country. Hooah.

I would be for a draft under only one circumstance. If we had a draft similar to Israel's draft. EVERY ONE serves. Period the end. Every person from age 18 to 20 is in the service. Everyone. Each young adult would be given the opportunity to serve in one form or another. If you are severely handicapped you could do public service. THAT is "fair".

That won't be the draft we get. We'll get a draft with loopholes for those who are creative (or rich) enough to take advantage of them. Frankly an all volunteer Army is doing a great job. Why mess with a good thing?? If it ain't broke don't fix it.


Blogger mauser*girl said...

You're right - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Except the government operates more along the lines of, if it ain't broke, BREAK it.


I think the number one reason why we won't have a draft is that it would require a hell of a lot of extra FUNDING. You have to clothe, house, feed, and train those draftees with something.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 6:46:00 PM  

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