Conscription, also known as compulsory military service, is the practice of requiring military service of all qualifying individuals within a nation. Chiefly known for having been employed during the First and Second World Wars, the duration of modern-day conscription can range anywhere from two weeks to two years. But does conscription foster hyper-nationalism and unhealthy aggression? Is the government sending the message that war is inevitable? Or is conscription simply a means of building character and strength?
Yes, military conscription should be banned.Show moreShow less
Military conscription is unnecessary in the modern world and sees more detriments than benefits.
A modern-day draft would entail that everyone must serve— even those who may not be physically or mentally capable of doing so.
Mental illness is even less accounted for by law. Instead, exemption boards seem to hold onto the opinion that if it cannot be seen, it does not exist.