Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 3:19 p.m. EST by puff6962
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A military draft should be reinstated, one that would require equal numbers of draftees from each 10 percent increments of income levels in our population. This would provide a military that is representative of each cross section of our population. It would mean, however, that those who came from families in the upper 20% ranges would more likely be asked to serve. I think that this stipulation, alone, would place a damper on any more foolish wars (I could be wrong). But, the powerful don't usually like to send their kids off to war. Also, it would revive some semblance of service and shared sacrifice to our country. It's simply disgusting that many GI's have went through 14 deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan, or have been "stopped out." This is a forgotten army....it has served admirably....but this can simply never be allowed to happen again.