posted by Katalina .
I'm trying to find some quotes that talk about the power of the individual, especially in relationship to the government. I'm writing a paper on why mandatory military service prevents people from achieving their own goals, some of which, such as a firefighter, a teacher, or a doctor, are just as important as a soldier. I'd like a quote that explains about how much the individual can accomplish, and why the government should never extinguish that right. Thanks for your help.
Now on the right, you may want to read the article on National Service, which allows other than military service.
Being a mom is just as important as being a soldier, that is not the issue. The main issue I see is the obligation for citizens to do civic service for their country (fellow man). There are arguments pro and con, and military service is just a part of it.
In the US, the draft has been historically unfair in its selection. Rich kids got off (See George W Bush, Dick Cheney), poor kids went to war.