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If the United States of America passed a bill requiring mandatory military service to all people upon leaving high school, what would be the effects on our society?

 
Rnurse

Asked by Rnurse at 9:30 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am 100% in favor of mandatory national service at 18, or after high school. I don't think that it must be military. Other options should be Americorp, Working in a national park, etc.

    We would have a stronger, more reposible population; less crime; better participation in communities, etc.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:25 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Young people will actually learn some manners, and some discipline.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 9:32 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • kids would mature faster, I think and get a job sooner. And these wars would stop because now you son may go.
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 9:34 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • More kids would get higher education. Too many kids now are getting out of high school and doing nothing. I do agree that it would help with some of the disrespectful ingrates running around too. My FIL thinks that everyone should do a mandatory 2 yr enlistment. I personally am sorta on the fence. I mean some kids are good, have plans, and want to better themselves already and it wouldn't be fair to make them postpone their plans to do a mandatory service. It has pros and cons like everything else.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 9:47 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • That is an interesting question. They do this in Israel. Maybe people would be more patriotic and have a better attitude toward their country.
    Iamgr8teful

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:39 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I agree that people would be more respectful and patriotic. I think it would also help with giving young people some much needed skills and direction for their lives.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:40 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • The military would go bankrupt, the quality of the military would deplete dramatically, we would lose potential doctors, teachers, business men, etc. We would have even more people with PTSD, our healthcare would get even worse because of more free healthcare given to more people. It would be a disaster. Leave it voluntary.
    Laura2U

    Answer by Laura2U at 10:26 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • a lot of pissed off people!
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 9:32 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I think it would highly decrease the instances of failure to launch.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:46 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • It would be a major boost to our country & our young people personally.
    ghostwriter777

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 9:51 PM on Jul. 12, 2010