Perhaps a draft is what America needs ... this time with no deferments for the privleged.
Somehow I think that if such a draft were instituted, then our society (and congress) would think twice before committing our young men and women to die for some politician's dream in a war in some far away foreign land
It's all to easy to be a warmonger when it's not your *** (or your son's or daughter's life) on the line.
I think what America needs is to make a Constitutional Amendment barring any form of the draft. Any war that doesn't have enough volunteers can't be that popular, now can it. And if America is attacked and people don't defend it, then the occupiers must be better than the government's become.
I see absolutely zero good reason to have a draft. Call me a hippie if you must.
See now, my father and I have this theory: instead of sending all of our testosterone-filled 18 year old boys to get their arms and legs blown off, let's make 35 the *minimum* age for being drafted. Then we'll *really* see how much popular enthusiasm there is for the adventures we undertake.
Then again me 'n Pa have all sorts of cockamamie theories about things.