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Old 03-21-2018, 12:52 PM   #50
Andrew NDB
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Originally Posted by CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy View Post
What about conscientious objectors or people who disagree with America's foreign policies?

I have no desire to sacrifice my children on the altar of the American military-industrial complex simply in the hopes that other children are getting their $hit together at boot camp and in some third world country's sand hills.
When I think, "kids should do mandatory time in the military" I'm not necessarily thinking they would need to be deployable in the field during this time -- whatever "this time" is, if it's a year, two years. Just train, learn responsibility, learn to work as a team in unison with others on a base and on expeditions, learn about guns, how to fire, how to take them apart, etc.. The equivalent of doing time in a sort of light National Guard.

Then if they want to fully enlist when it's over, give them incentives.
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