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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Dec 14, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Mandatory Military Service
Military service is not required in the U.S. Proponents of required service argue that it isn’t fair that a small percentage of Americans serve in the military to protect the rest of the population. Opponents argue that the requirement is unnecessary because modern warfare is fought less and less with ground troops and more with unmanned technology including drones. See recent mandatory military service news
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One year of boot camp including martial arts and sniper training. 7 months ago from a Democrat in Harlan, KY
I think there should be a system of national service for all which could be performed in many different ways. Perhaps a ranking system where military service earned the highest points towards fulfillment, but a variety of community services, on a part... 1 year ago from a Democrat in New Baltimore, VA
Service should be a choice, if "military service" means leaving the USA's borders, but the educational aspects of the military could be potentially valuable. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Guyton, GA
The state militia system should be revived and a year service in the state militia ought to be required. The revival of the state militia should also follow the constitution with regard to the "well regulated" clause of the second amendment to... 1 year ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Yes, but first people who want to provide military services, then criminals, then unemployed people and those who did not go beyond high school, then employed people who are in ot graduated college. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Matawan, NJ
The US should look into the military service that Switzerland has and institute a similar policy. It could also help with gun violence, as most citizens would be properly trained in using and caring for a gun. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Durham, NC
No, a year of peaceful service instead. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Yes, but the service should be public service, with military service as one option. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Geneva, WA
Yes, for those building a criminal record as well as those who do not pursue employment or further education. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Medford, MA
Every citizen - no exceptions - should provide a year of service in some form. Peace corp, environmental corp, health care or other service. Military service is one form, and education should be a feature. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Mountain View, AR