June 24, 2016
Congress has been debating the merits of adding women into Selective Service to be drafted with men during times of national emergency.
Sen. Rand Paul has suggested that it would be better to end the draft.
The Libertarian Party agrees.
"The draft is simply slavery by another name. Drafting people to go abroad and kill or be killed is barbaric and a discredit to our military and country," says Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.
If a national emergency is so severe to merit mobilizing extra troops, Americans from all backgrounds, ages, and genders will pitch in to do what is needed.
The Libertarian Party urges elected leaders to end the draft and also to pursue foreign policy which is less dependent on military might.
The United States has many tools of foreign policy at our disposal that do not require force. Military force should always be a last resort and only in defense.
The Libertarian Party is the only political party in America devoted to protecting all rights, of all human beings, all the time. The Libertarian Party also strongly condemns the use of force except in self defense.