One way to reduce all the unemployment and achieve our objectives in Afghanistan would be to bring this back. I know some of the Dems in Congress have thought of this.
With a larger armed forces, we could also deal with Venezuela, and they have oil!! In fact, I don't see why were in an unwinnable situation now (Afghanistan) when we COULD be getting cheap oil in Venezuela. I'm sure a 'new' government down there would happily sign oil deals with Exxon and such.
I know a draft would be unpopular but just phrase it as a 'make work' project and we'd be home free. American voters will swallow just about anything, based on recent voting.
You probably should have left the last 2 sentences out, or instead written, "I know the idea of a draft would be unpopular, but we can call it something else, say, 'Third World Gap SysAdmin' or 'an expansion of the peace corps.'"
The same logic of forcing someone to pay taxes should carry over into other aspects of life. You obviously aren't allowed, under majority rule, to not pay taxes. If a draft is brought back, then you have to go.
Let's be consistent. Trying to be consistent is good, yes?? How is encouraging consistency trolling?
Having served in the military, there were times I would look around and think how greatly it would be improved through a draft. Sure it would force people to join who don't want to be there, but a large percentage of service member already don't want to be there, anyway. These people start a countdown to their EAS the minute the sign up.
If you could get people to accept it -- which they wouldn't, a draft would definitely improve the military.
I would have no problem having mandatory military service, but only if it was strictly for homeland defense. Now, if they started saying "well in order for us to ensure our security at home, we have to invade (insert country)", then I'm definitely against that.