Freedom isn't Free

Freedom isn't Free - Marotta 1 Marc Marotta Thinking about...

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Marotta 1 Marc Marotta Thinking about Ethical Controversies Professor Fried 22 October 2007 Freedom isn’t Free According to premise 9, “The US should establish a mandatory National Service system so that every citizen would be required to serve some time before the age of 25: a year in a half in the military, or two years in some other form of (Public) service…” This premise challenges the thesis as a whole because you can force people into doing anything they don’t want, and if you do you will not get satisfactory results. If you force someone to choose between a year and a half in the military and two years in public service a lot more people are going to choose public service over risking their lives in the military. This then challenges the thesis, “It is the responsibility of a citizen to make sacrifices for the country when these sacrifices are needed.” (Line 5) If all citizens must be required to join the military in a time of need, it is going to create an army that is all about quantity with no qualitative skills. Forcing those who do not want to
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Siteman during the Fall '07 term at Suffolk.

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Freedom isn't Free - Marotta 1 Marc Marotta Thinking about...

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