Essay on Draft: United States and Elaborate Body Paragraphs

Submitted By zeyneti
Words: 594
Pages: 3

FCA’s: * Clarify topic/purpose in introduction—end with strong conclusion (15 points) Zeyneti Kilic * Elaborate body paragraphs with sufficient/relevant details (30 points) * Use proper punctuation (5 points)

For over 60 years, Selective Service and the registration requirement has served as a backup system to provide greater manpower to the US army. During the Vietnam War, more than 1,500,000 civilians were drafted. Majority of American citizens disagree with the draft, as so do I, because it goes against the main idea that our country stands for—freedom. Others argue saying that America would not be the same today if it were not for the draft. As an American citizen, I genuinely believe that the draft would be more of a disadvantage rather than a benefit.
During the Vietnam War, millions of citizens were drafted into a war they did not believe in or wanted to support, so called “doves.” These individuals did not want to fight or be involved but were forced to be in the action. America stands alone on the key phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as said by Thomas Jefferson. The draft goes against the right to live, the right to have liberty, and to be happy. The government forces you to take position in a combat that you could easily have your life end in and not die a proud American. It should be an individual’s choice to risk their life for their country, not the governments.
America has the most powerful military in the entire world and many volunteers that would be glad to have a position in the army. Also, if we were to go into a war with a country, America would have the support of many other countries, such as: Canada , UK, France, and other NATO countries. The draft should be the last resort in any military action if it were to still to exist; only if the countries in a great peril, should the draft be used. How can a person fight for freedom when they aren’t free themselves? "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin. Finally, putting untrained, inexperienced civilians in a battle field with a