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The Few the Proud the official slogan of the United States Marine Corps There is meaning behind that slogan it is not just propaganda being tossed around by the government It means that there are very few people in the Marines though they are small in numbers their patriotism and pride got them to be the most feared and respected military branches in the world That is living proof that sheer numbers of people cannot make a strong military but patriotism a drive to succeed and morality can Unfortunately not everyone has those characteristics and not everyone is military material Therefore requiring all high school graduates to serve two years in the military would not make our military but it would break it When people think about the military they think about young people who are well disciplined patriotic people who have pride in their country But for one moment think about the consequences that the military and our country would suffer if all high school graduates were to enter the military It is safe to say that a good sized portion of our nation consists of slackers leeches and people who just do not care Mixing these people in with the moral outstanding citizens of our military would have a negative effect Some people might think that military time will shape these people into the ideal citizen but I believe that it will only make them hate our country even more and put more negativity into our society Whether the governments intentions were to make our people more moral or to make our military a huge superpower both intentions would fail miserably If you want a good reason why making military time a requirement look at the Taliban Another large thing gets in the way of the government launching this plan and it is the all-mighty dollar A small percentage of our high school graduates enroll into the many military branches and taxpayers
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