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Should there be mandatory national service?

Multiple countries around the world require mandatory national service for citizens who are of a certain age, gender, and health. This institution has been highly controversial in recent decades, due to the rise of democracy and creation of paid and voluntary standing militaries.

No, mandatory service should not exist

Mandatory service should not exist because it is an infringement on individual rights and freedoms. Mandatory service forces people to serve in conditions that have a high risk for danger and death.

Mandatory service requirements infringe on civil rights

Mandatory national service is a violation of civil and individual rights. Mandatory national service forces citizens into harmful and dangerous situations against their will, with little to no benefit.

Mandatory service requirements are easily manipulated

Mandatory national service requirements can easily be manipulated by the wealthy to avoid conscription and service. This would make mandatory service requirements affect certain populations disproportionally.

Yes, mandatory service is essential

Mandatory service is essential to keep a nation's economy, safety, and political system thriving. Citizens should give back to their nation by serving to keep it safe.

Mandatory service keeps the country safe

Mandatory national service ensures there is never a shortage of people to keep the nation safe. Mandatory service requirements maintain stability in the safety of the nation.

Mandatory service promotes patriotism and unity

Mandatory service provides a sense of patriotism and duty for citizens. An increased level of pride from an individual to their nation leads to a healthier population.

Mandatory service can save governments money

Mandatory service can save governments money on ads and commercials to promote volunteer service. Mandatory national service also helps keep the economy stable because people who serve their nation are more likely to keep steady jobs and give back to the nation.

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This page was last edited on Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020 at 06:45 UTC