Posted by juicyjew1 on October 5, 2012
For many years in Israel men and women would take a rite of passage into the military. Men would serve for three years and women for one and a half. In Israel this is the norm and many young adults look forward to their time in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). I think that the United States should put in place a similar type of conscription.
I feel that many Americans ,especially young Americans, have become soft and lazy. What is even more frustrating is that the population seems to be okay with this. I have observed that many teens lack discipline in school and don’t have the will to work. If American youth does not make an effort to try to keep up with the more educated European population it could be disastrous for the country.
If America adopted Conscription the youth would seriously benefit. Military experience gives soldiers tools that civilian life can not offer. The one gains in the military is something employers and any level are searching for. Soldiers are trained to be leaders who can handle high stress situations. The amount of effort and discipline required to be a soldier rivals almost every job in civilian life. Team work and communication is instilled during service and never lost.
If a Conscription style military was used in the United States the qualities found in soldiers would be instilled in every young adult. This would create a generation of intelligent, strong, and disciplined individuals ready to get America back on her feet.