Why Mandatory National Service is Both Unjust and Unconstitutional

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by RootBeerMan, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2016
    This is a subject that keeps popping up here, from time to time and, oddly enough, it's usually progressives/liberals/Democrats that seem to be enamoured with the concept of mandatory "service" to the state. These same folks would be the first to decry the institution of slavery, and yet they fail to recognise that the very thing they are promoting is slavery to the state and the whims of statists. Professor Ilya Somin over at the Volokh Conspiracy just addressed this issue at a panel on mandatory national service. He more than makes the case that it is wrong and unjust. Sometimes people need reminding that "No means no" applies to ALL human interactions, including those instigated by government.


  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    America’s biggest problem is a lack of mixing between social classes and between states.
  3. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    Seems to me America's youth would be united across class and geographic lines in protest against mandatory national service.
  4. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    I’m sure as hell not going to war at the behest of our oligarchs and arms dealers.

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