Flat draft or free market?
That last post made me think: should enlistment be a capitalist venture or random / lottery style? By this I mean should we recruit those who will go for the least amount of incentive or should people be selected at random to serve in the military?
I’ve heard some people complain that the rich are buying the poor to defend this country. Should defense be a burden that every citizen bears or just those who will accept the compensation for the task? I understand that everyone bears the burden in taxes, but defense cost more than that for those who die in combat.
What would be the consequences of a draft? It seems unlikely that a random draft would yield soldiers that are more fit for service. Would people, upon being candidates for service, be more appreciative of those who have fought before, or would we just end up with an unwilling army?