In a brief article on AntiWar.com today, Ron Paul argues that a draft or mandatory service requirement is not inconceivable in the United States today, but ought to be out of the question in a free society. Moreover, he continues, any apparent “need” for a draft is all too often created by none other than flawed foreign policy:
I am convinced that there are more threats to American liberty within the 10-mile radius of my office on Capitol Hill than there are on the rest of the globe. If we get our troops off of foreign soil, those perceived enemies of our liberty abroad are much more likely to stand down and let us be. We have more than enough troops to mind our own business and defend ourselves. It is only for world domination that we have a troop shortage.
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