Do they want to serve their country for the sake of serving their country or do they simply want to make some sort of political statement?

There is No Constitutional Right to Military Service

By Jayme Evans
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

“Our past experience as military leaders leads us to be greatly concerned about the impact of repeal [of the law] on morale, discipline, unit cohesion, and overall military readiness. We believe that imposing this burden on our men and women in uniform would undermine recruiting and retention, impact leadership at all levels, have adverse effects on the willingness of parents who lend their sons and daughters to military service, and eventually break the All-Volunteer Force.