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Steph0804 replied...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 8:07 am

I actually live in one of those countries where the men have to join the military for two years...  But I'm a girl :P

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nutmeg123 replied...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

((its not february anymore...))

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pheebz88 replied...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

No, I don't believe that we should have a similar policy in the United States.  One of the main reasons people wanted to and still want to immigrate to the United States is that entering the military is optional.  If we started enforcing this rule, we would do to the immigrants exaclty what they didn't want. I also don't think that we can enforce a rule like this because we are a democracy.  According to the Constitution, we have the right to make our own decisions.  If we have the right to make our own decisions, we cannot be forced against our will to serve in the military for two years.

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WriterMolly replied...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Honestly, I believe that there will always be people who are willing to serve their country. For many, fighting is human nature, so therefore I think that military service should not be a requirement for those who have no desire to.

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dmimima replied...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

There isn't any reason that the US would need to force people into the miltary. I feel like their is more than enough people who willingly join the miltary. People who honestly that is what they want to do after high school. I've come across a lot of kids who told me that was their dream was to graduate then go to the miltary. So that being said we definitely don't need to force people into joining the miltary.

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Mar. 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

After reading these posts, it seems like people are forgetting about a major point here: we DO have a required military service protocal when we are at war and in need of troops. It's called a draft. We did it during the vietnam war. Resisting or fleeing a draft is a punishable crime, you know.

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IMSteelThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I don't particularly like to get involved in these kinds of conversations, but...in answer to your most nessecary post, I think that, although military strength is good on the side of defence, but I have several reasons to disagree with the idea of forced military service: 1. People should be free to choose what they would want to do, and many people would not want to be forced into service.  If you look through History, armies have been misused, and people pressed into service, and much of the time, it does not end well. 

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Sparkle1popsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

But why would Russia invade us?

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Dikinz replied...
Jan. 5 at 7:53 pm

Since we all are free people, i think that we should choose weather we want to participate i or stay out of it, because the majority of people are against war. 
Something like that. 

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Animatrix replied...
Jan. 6 at 7:10 pm

Valid point!

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LordHelen replied...
Feb. 1 at 11:59 pm

Personally, I agree with the idea of the U.S. as a free country. Doesn't forcing someone to participate in something take away some of that freedom? Also, many people, like me, are opposed to war. It would be wrong to force them to do something they don't approve of. Besides, my dad was a marine and I can safely say that the U.S. military is not yet desperate enough to force girls to go to war, putting their lives on hold for something they may not even want to do.

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JzudKaar replied...
Mar. 13 at 8:59 pm

But what if what you believe is wrong is simply survival. What i your death is guaranteed unless soemthing is done. Is fighting, then still unworthy of your attention. Even if you could aid the salvation of millions of lives?

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NOIZTHIMSThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 17 at 5:23 pm

haiku? awesome...
what, military?                                                                     the government rules us all                                             I say, strongly, no

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NOIZTHIMSThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 17 at 5:23 pm

oops, format got messed up, but you can figure it out

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