I believe that a military is not an inherently bad organization but that it must exist because there is a need for it to exist.
I feel bad for many of the people in the service because they are only there because they had nowhere else to go. It is a fact that military recruiters often target the bottom 10% of high school students.
I cannot approve of any organization, government or private, that openly discriminates about who can be a member. The US Supreme Court has ruled that the military may discriminate but that doesn't make it right any more than it did for Dredd Scott.
I do not believe that a draft is ever the right answer. My dad promised me ages ago that if the draft was ever instituted he would pay for my airfare out of the US.
I believe that our country needs a strong military to keep itself safe. I'm also a pacifist and I believe that war should be used only as a last resort; mainly, to fight people who would otherwise attack us. The War in Iraq has been a source of death and destruction, but it hasn't done anything good. If there were a draft again and I were drafted, I'd try to get out of it for religious reasons or ethical reasons, or else I'd move. We're in a sticky situation, now, as our soldiers--many of whom signed up after 9/11 to protect our country--have been overseas for five or six tours of duty. That's a ridiculous amount and it takes a greater toll on them each time. A draft would probably help remedy that situation, but most other people don't want to be involved in this mess. Thankfully, a draft would be politically unpopular, so I see it as unlikely to happen in the near future.
First off we dont have a draft and second of all if we have a poorly kept army just because we dont want our troops eyeing there fellow soldier or worse than i dont want a well kept army. And on another note i would apreciate it if you not insult our troops because they are brave men and women who serve there country honorably.