Do you think an active draft would slow or prevent the government from going to war?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 20, 2006
“Oh, most definitely. The possibility of a draft is one of the only things keeping them at bay, I would imagine.”
“No, I don’t. I think those folks just do what they want. If they instituted a draft for elected officials and their children, then it might help.”
“I do, because the people who are making the decisions would be affected directly rather than indirectly. Those who voluntarily join know they’re putting themselves at risk. If it was an active draft, that’s not the case, is it? It’s being demanded of them.”
“No. An active draft might encourage it, actually. If they really want to start a war, they’re going to find soldiers to do it. An active draft might just help them.”