Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
I get his bitterness obviously...what i dont get is his reasoning. He says he joined because of Afghanistan, but didnt agree with Iraq. He could have just as easily been sent to Afghan and gotten shot there. Would he have been ok with that instead?
I wont get into the whole "rich guys sending poor kids off to fight and die" debate too much. I do think it should be a requirment for every citizen to serve in the military. We all live here...we all reap the same rewards. We should all share the same burden/risk to help defend those freedoms, benefits and rights.
Bull. Military service should be voluntary. There is nothing we make totally involuntary in adult behavior really. You have a choice whatever career you want to pursue, forcing someone into it is anti-freedom and anti-capitalist. Frankly the military folks DO defend freedom with force but I feel like I (and 150 million other taxpayers) foot the bill for the military budget to begin with. All of us contribute. Whether you carry a gun, whether you teach our children in schools, nurse the sick, or pave teh roads.