Should the U.S. Install mandatory milatary training for all young adult U.S. Citizens?

Discussion in 'General' started by rook, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. rook

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    We were talking about it in my Government class today and it got me thinking about it a lot. President Obama would like to install a plan similar to that, hestates:

    : "People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to serve.... I will set a goal for allAmerican middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students to perform 100 hours of service a year...."

    Sounds a bit absurd to me..Do you think this is a good idea or bad?

    Here's the video link of Rahm Emmaunel, Chief of staff, discussing it:

     
  2. the takeover

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    no
     
  3. mytmouse76

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    if by service they mean in your community sure...by if they mean military hell no...

    i don't know how you can do 100 hours of military service tho so i'm thinking he means in your community...
     
  4. imreallydirknowitzki

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    /Thread.
     
  5. goinham

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    dude really thought obama was talking about military service.
     
  6. lazy b

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    This ain't Israel fam. Obama is talking about community service which I actually think is a good idea. Nothing wrong with giving back to the place you grewup in.
     
  7. tsx24

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    anything mandatory is a bad idea
     
  8. rook

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  9. justscoreda100

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    I would use religious exemption to get out of it.
     
  10. rko2004

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    Community service is one thing but I'm not doing anything military wise. Period. No offense to anyone.

     
  11. cincoseisdos

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    I know Japan and Korea use this aside from Israel. I think Venezuela too
     
  12. revtommy34

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    As a person in the military, I think military service should always be something a person volunteers and signs up for.
     
  13. rook

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    I agree with all...He's said he want's us to do it because many other countries have this as a law for all citizens of that country and it has themprepared...Smh yeah w.e. man.
     
  14. essential1

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    was your response to someone telling you what the hell he meant, to post the same video?????????????? [​IMG]
     
  15. big j 33

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    That interview is from 2006, and Obama specifically mentions community service, they're not directly related.
     
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  17. trelvis tha thrilla

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    terrible idea
     
  18. rook

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    In the statement i posted earlier, by service he means military. Trust me we watched the film in class. If it was community i would've said Communityservice man [​IMG]
     
  19. ninjallamafromhell

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    Everyone should do at least bootcamp.
     
  20. wildershoe

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    No... and I pray that I am out of college before he gets this passed.
     
  21. essential1

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    Education fail.... Man I studied his and McCain's candidacy INSIDE AND OUT

    http://change.gov/americaserves/

     
  22. da703trailblaza

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    We should not be required or mandated to do anything that is not part of our own will. Government intervention FTL
     
  23. mytmouse76

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    i'm all for giving back...hopefully it'll help people realize the world is bigger than their lil life...

    100 hrs is nothing if you have four years to do it...

    50 in middle and HS? most kids aren't doing anything that productive with most of their free time anyways...
     
  24. big j 33

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    If that's the case then post the full statement, not highlighted excerpts where he doesn't mention specifics, you want us to discuss thisbut you don't give us the full information.

    Do you really think he expects 50 hours of military service from middle school kids? How would that even be implemented or effective?
     
  25. djprestige21

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    It would definitely make America more productive.