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[–] ggolemg 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It doesn't really matter as a question. If we've learned anything the government (US) can and does whatever it wants whenever it wants with or without your knowledge or approval. It's as simple as that. Even if there's a law against it, they'll just change/amend/repeal/override said law.

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[–] mr_skeltal [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not American but I totally agree, I guess what I mean to say is will todays average lazy comfortable western citizen comply with conscription? That's obviously hypothetical and would depend on circumstances. If the US was being invaded for example I would foresee no shortage of people signing up. If, however, it were a war in the Middle-East or Eastern Europe/Russia I don't think many Americans would be as eager, you get me?

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[–] ggolemg 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do, and I don't think you can compare conscription to voluntary enlistment, they are opposites. The only way conscription: "the draft" would work now is if the government was willing to punish those who choose to not participate or at the very least say that there is a punishment. The US has a history of forced labor, this wouldn't be any different.