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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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Mandatory public service, which could include military or other government branch. 3 years ago from a Green in Marlboro Meadows, MD
Every 18 year citizen should provide a year of some kind of service, military, conservation, health care, etc...in exchange for free tuition for the same amount of time up to four years!. 3 years ago from a Green in Goldenrod, FL
Two years of service to the country should be required, but it does not have to be in the military. Working with inner city youth, updating infrastructure, etc. should be able to count. 3 years ago from a Green in Shannon, IL
No, but they should be required to provide a year of some form of public service (teaching, community development, firefighting, military, etc). 3 years ago from a Green in Lake Oswego, OR
We should have a job corps with focus on education and skills and craft - but not mandatory. Military service should also not be mandatory unless we arein a declared war and the country as a whole has voted for conscription. 3 years ago from a Green in Cambridge, MA
Omit "military". Every young person, barring mental or physical handicap, should be required to give two years of service. Our lack of service requirement of some kind promotes narrow thinking with regard to the larger world in which we live. ... 3 years ago from a Green in Lake Monticello, VA
Initially, no. However, the proposal of a mandate with less focus on military training and more focus on education and skill development is intriguing. If military service became mandated, that is the form of that mandate that I would prefer. 3 years ago from a Green in Five Forks, SC
Tough question, so I'll remain undecided. There should inherently be choices available for something like this, otherwise it would feel- regardless of whether or not it is- unconstitutional to many people. Depending on the type of military service,... 3 years ago from a Green in Lancaster, PA
One year of any kind of social work should be required. 3 years ago from a Green in San Diego, CA
The age should be 20, with service for 6 months, and include exemptions for disability, religion, physiological reasons, education, and alternative national service. 3 years ago from a Green in Morrisville, NY
No, but there should be non-military service opportunities available and incentivized to young people. Sending young people into an overseas conflict shouldn't be the only way for a government to help people get out of poverty and serve their country. 3 years ago from a Green in San Francisco, CA
One year of any kind of service would be a better idea. Expand programs like AmeriCorps to give 18 year olds an opportunity to serve their country, gain job experience, and earn tuition credits without being required to join the military. 3 years ago from a Green in Sunbury, OH
If there is compulsory service for all 18 year old citizens, there should be no exemptions and include non-military options. 3 years ago from a Green in Prien, LA