10 July 2008

Draft is Ok, despite 14th Amendment

Personally, I think they’re both wrong. The moral argument against the draft has been well established:

The draft is a form of slavery. There is no way around it. Compelling a person to work for the state is involuntary servitude. ... Conscription is slavery, and if it returns, any arguments over whether America is a free country become obsolete. No nation is free when its government seizes not just the products, but the very means, of labor from its young.

Conscripting young people to do public service is just as much a form of slavery as conscripting them to go and fight in a war.

wrong, the one exception is defence of your home country.

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