Four Decades Later, ROTC Welcomed Back to CUNY
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  • rheddles

    “Luckily, this regrettable era has passed”


  • Now how about a return to the draft? Professional armies have a tendency to subvert republics over the long-haul. America is a long-haul republic no?

    • Anthony

      Maybe that’s a good idea. Maybe not. One of the best aspects of our professional military is that it provides opportunities for people of modest means to improve themselves. Basic economics tells us that with thousands of conscripts to choose from, the pay and benefits for military personnel with go down a lot.

    • John Stephens

      The problem with conscription is that it simply isn’t practical to induct everyone, and arguments invariably break out about who goes and who stays.

  • Anthony

    “As divisive as the Iraq War was for the recent generation, college
    campuses saw nothing like the juvenile anti-military movements from
    forty years ago.”

    This is because no one is forced into the military against their will.

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