Military Draft

A Military draft is the practice of a government forcibly conscripting members of the population into the armed forces. This is a violation of the right to life, an initiation of force by the state against the individual, and a betrayal of the purpose of the government.

A free nation will have no lack of volunteers to defend their freedom against aggression. A man will fight for his freedom. He won't fight for some cause he doesn't understand or believe in. Volunteer armies are an excellent check on statist governments declaring arbitrary and unnecessary wars -- if there is no conscription, the statists will have no army for their power-lust causes.

Copyright 2001 by Jeff Landauer and Joseph Rowlands