Law School Discussion

Poll

Do you think there should be mandatory national service for each and every American?

Yes
9 (45%)
No
11 (55%)

Total Members Voted: 20

Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?

Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 05:32:43 PM »
Yes, because then I'd know wether i want to do army JAG or not

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 05:56:09 PM »
It could change the way Americans conceive of nationhood, the necessity (and/or justifiable instances) of warfare, the treatment of (and benefits bestowed to) soldiers and/or peace corps/national guardspeople, the division of labor in our country.  It could also help to create a smarter/better national infrastructure/military.

Yes that's what we need to instil some good old the state is everything facism in this courty.

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2009, 05:57:14 PM »
There should have been a prerequisite poll asking who favors repealing the 13th Amendment.

There's a 13th Amendemnt now? Man I have been in law school a long time, these keep passing these things and I'm allways the last to know

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2009, 07:28:20 PM »
Yes. Would probably serve to give degenerate teenagers some sense of work ethic/nationalism.

Yes, because we all know that nationalism was the cure for all the ills of the 20th century.  :)

Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2009, 08:14:27 PM »
It could change the way Americans conceive of nationhood, the necessity (and/or justifiable instances) of warfare, the treatment of (and benefits bestowed to) soldiers and/or peace corps/national guardspeople, the division of labor in our country.  It could also help to create a smarter/better national infrastructure/military.

Yes that's what we need to instil some good old the state is everything facism in this courty.

better than the socialistic sense of entitlement we have now  ;D

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 09:24:17 PM »
Absolutely not.

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 09:51:32 PM »
There should have been a prerequisite poll asking who favors repealing the 13th Amendment.

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2009, 08:02:16 AM »
Yes. I think that it would be good experience for people who might otherwise have trouble beginning their adult lives. And I think it would promote civic involvement, thereby creating a more invested populace, which would lead to less apathy, which would lead to fewer bull secret wars.

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Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2009, 08:28:27 AM »
Yes. I think that it would be good experience for people who might otherwise have trouble beginning their adult lives. And I think it would promote civic involvement, thereby creating a more invested populace, which would lead to less apathy, which would lead to fewer bull secret wars.

I think so too.  Both the larger points you made (good way to get some non-academic experience & good way to get ALL Americans more conscious of their civic roles) were good ones.

Re: Should there be mandatory national service for Americans?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2009, 09:52:16 AM »
Certainly, it may have some positive effects, but I worry about what it would later do to government abilities.  If the government can compel people to civil service at a certain age, what is to stop them from abusing this authority, increasing it, making it more subjective...there are a myriad of ways by which the system could be abused, none of which are outweighed by the benefits of this system.  The government already exercises far too much power over our personal lives - let's not make things any worse.