The Choice Is Yours Essay

599 WordsNov 13, 20113 Pages
The choice is yours Many people believe the Armed Forces are a good way to teach discipline. I am not saying that it is not , but no one over the age of 18 is going to want to be forced to drop what they are doing or getting ready to do with their lives. They most likely already had plans on what they wanted to do. The only way you could get someone between the ages of 18 and 35 is by force. Considering that most seniors in high school, freshmen in college and some younger teachers are between the ages of 18 and 35, there would be more of them in foreign countries fighting battles that do not even affect them than at work or at school getting an education. The odds of dying when recruited to the Armed Forces are higher than any death rate. Most people do not consider that it takes more than two years to train a respectable soldier. If we are only teaching them the basics and sending them out into battle the death rate rises. They then become nervous because of lack of training and the death rate rises even more. If we are sending our soldiers are over there and they are dying for no reason we are eradicating our own people and slowly killing our future generation. Furthermore, people between the ages of 18 and 35 most likely have their entire lives planned out. Being automatically recruited changes their lives instantly. Their whole life is taken away and only because the Armed Forces require two years of service. We are taking peoples’ lives and putting them at stake, with little training, and expect them not to die. If they didn’t die the Forces are going to find an excuse to keep them longer than two years “forcing” them to give up their plans. This would force their children to get accustomed to life without a mother or father and constant moves. A child is not easily accustomed to constant moving, changing friends, new schools, and not even being

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