Conscription may have been good for the country, but it damn near killed the army.
— Sir Richard Hull

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
Ron Paul conscription quote

They talk about conscription as a democratic institution. Yes; so is a cemetary.
— Meyer London

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
— Roger Nash Baldwin

Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription.
— William Lyon Mackenzie King