Voluntary Military Service Essay
During my life I have lived in six different places over sixteen years and have spent years of that time …show more content…
America is currently at war with Iraq and the death count is constantly rising. If mandatory service for every one between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six existed for both sexes our nation would be in chaos. Young adults with their whole life ahead of them face the risks of being crippled mentally and physically possibly permanently and ultimately death. Men with families face the same risks as well as the threat of returning and not being able to support their loved ones anymore. Women would be forced to leave their children to face equal risks and like anyone else in a war zone may be killed. Although even with these losses the hardships of mandatory service it would not stop the war or end with the war. The scars from any war run deep but one in which the whole nation is hindered could destroy our country.
Our country’s economic state from a war with a stable home front is in dire need of help. In the event of mandatory service the funds poured in to the war would increase significantly. All the money spent on training, supplying and paying our troops would become a burden on government funds and eventually lead to tax increases. American homes would suffer with