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rolleitreks Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 04:58 PM
Response to Reply #20
28. Nonsense.
I'm a little tiny eeny-weeny part of State and will contribute to its functioning in ways of my choosing.
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  -The Modern Draft -- Yes, we need it, but NOT just military Dems2002  Nov-19-06 03:15 PM   #0 
  - K&R  musette_sf   Nov-19-06 03:17 PM   #1 
  - THIS THREAD IS MISGUIDED -- READ THIS INSTEAD  Dems Will Win   Nov-20-06 03:41 PM   #70 
     - respectfully disagreeing n/t  musette_sf   Nov-20-06 06:31 PM   #71 
  - I don't agree that everyone needs to give four years of their life.  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 03:24 PM   #2 
  - Three whole months?  acmejack   Nov-19-06 03:32 PM   #4 
  - While I think an argument can be made  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 03:32 PM   #3 
  - So am I  alarimer   Nov-19-06 03:37 PM   #7 
  - But it's OK for poor kids to have to do so?  bobbolink   Nov-19-06 03:38 PM   #10 
  - Hardly the point...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 03:54 PM   #15 
  - Yes, it IS THE POINT.  bobbolink   Nov-19-06 03:55 PM   #16 
     - No, others are dying for a bunch of rich motherfuckers...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 04:07 PM   #21 
        - Yup, slavery is what I'm advocating. Just like all those slaves in Switzerland...  bobbolink   Nov-20-06 01:33 PM   #66 
  - Nobody is pointing a gun at their head and saying they have to  Hippo_Tron   Nov-19-06 05:25 PM   #36 
     - I think universal education is a MUCH better option...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 05:30 PM   #38 
  - What does it mean to be an American?  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 04:51 PM   #24 
     - So many points...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 05:05 PM   #30 
     - That would be the more doable option for now  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 05:16 PM   #32 
        - I think that no matter how you try to work it  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 05:19 PM   #34 
           - Which could be helpful as well  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 05:24 PM   #35 
              - My uncle owns a successful electrical contracting company...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 05:28 PM   #37 
     - Guess what - not everyone served in WWII  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 07:12 PM   #41 
     - Stratification of society has a lot more to do with the stratification  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 07:22 PM   #44 
  - Do you REALLY WANT TO GIVE A MADMAN A BIG ARMY????  Warpy   Nov-19-06 03:32 PM   #5 
  - How reactionary!  acmejack   Nov-19-06 03:35 PM   # 
  - You're STILL advocating forced servitude...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 04:26 PM   #22 
  - But it WILL BE  Warpy   Nov-19-06 09:33 PM   #51 
  - Shit doesn't have to taste bad either.  endarkenment   Nov-20-06 09:32 AM   #54 
  - It's not the size that matters  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 05:07 PM   #31 
     - Maybe they wouldn't want to have a child at 18, but what if they did?  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 07:17 PM   #42 
        - Give me a break  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 08:07 PM   #48 
  - Oh great....  BlackVelvet04   Nov-19-06 03:35 PM   #6 
  - Other, much more progressive countries, have a mandatory service.  bobbolink   Nov-19-06 03:40 PM   #12 
     - Which other progressive countries?  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 07:17 PM   #43 
     - Ever heard of Switzerland?  bobbolink   Nov-20-06 01:16 PM   #62 
     - I don't care what other countries do.....  BlackVelvet04   Nov-19-06 07:23 PM   #45 
        - "I don't poll other countries to determine what my opinion will be."  bobbolink   Nov-20-06 01:17 PM   #63 
           - I don't know, was there? If you are  BlackVelvet04   Nov-20-06 01:26 PM   #64 
              - Neither does he.  bobbolink   Nov-20-06 01:31 PM   #65 
                 - How stupid.  BlackVelvet04   Nov-20-06 03:17 PM   #67 
                    - Changing the content, not the process.  bobbolink   Nov-21-06 04:33 PM   #75 
  - As a member of my county's Selective Service Board....  Aviation Pro   Nov-19-06 03:37 PM   #8 
  - Forget it, AP.  acmejack   Nov-19-06 03:40 PM   #11 
  - Obviously all that stuff is not for people like you either, huh?  acmejack   Nov-19-06 03:38 PM   #9 
  - Ah, maybe you should do the numbers....  HereSince1628   Nov-19-06 03:48 PM   #13 
  - Now that you've thought about that, think of what just the payroll burden would be  HereSince1628   Nov-19-06 04:00 PM   #18 
  - If I'm ever forced to sign up I'm coming to the army center with a joint in hand and...  951-Riverside   Nov-19-06 03:51 PM   #14 
  - Over my dead body. The State has no claim to my time. n/t  rolleitreks   Nov-19-06 03:57 PM   #17 
  - In a democracy, you ARE 'the state.'  TahitiNut   Nov-19-06 04:03 PM   #20 
     - Yeah, even though it's clear that the "State"  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 04:27 PM   #23 
     - In some ways  realpolitik   Nov-19-06 06:36 PM   #39 
        - I'm not sure it IS reciprocal...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 06:39 PM   #40 
           - vote blue  realpolitik   Nov-20-06 09:55 AM   #55 
     - Nonsense.  rolleitreks   Nov-19-06 04:58 PM   #28 
  - I agree. Add the Public Health Service to the services.  TahitiNut   Nov-19-06 04:01 PM   #19 
  - Agreed  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 04:53 PM   #25 
  - You first. n/t  H2O Man   Nov-19-06 04:53 PM   #26 
  - and get rid of Haliburton and KBR...  QuestionAll   Nov-19-06 04:58 PM   #27 
  - You've got the top post....  dev   Nov-19-06 05:05 PM   #29 
  - LOL -- Good luck with that  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 05:18 PM   #33 
  - My children come from a long line of draft dodgers  hedgehog   Nov-19-06 07:29 PM   #46 
  - We'll all just sit back and enjoy watching the lions tear apart the Christians  Dems2002   Nov-19-06 08:16 PM   #49 
  - Agree wholeheartedly K&R nt  jannyk   Nov-19-06 07:30 PM   #47 
  - I think that if anything were implemented, it should have to be phased  pdxmom   Nov-19-06 08:18 PM   #50 
  - ah gees  iamthebandfanman   Nov-19-06 09:36 PM   #52 
  - Civil War WWI WWI Korea Vietnam  endarkenment   Nov-20-06 09:29 AM   #53 
  - There was a draft at the outset of WWII, Korea and Vietnam  rockymountaindem   Nov-20-06 10:12 AM   #56 
     - The draft was actually activated PRIOR to our entry into WW2. 1940, iirc.  TahitiNut   Nov-20-06 10:24 AM   #58 
        - Exactly n/t  rockymountaindem   Nov-20-06 11:02 AM   #61 
  - As an individualist, I am against any sort of draft.  EdwardM   Nov-20-06 10:19 AM   #57 
  - do you mean "individualist"  musette_sf   Nov-20-06 06:33 PM   #72 
  - I'm close to being a pacifist, but after teaching in a college where  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-20-06 10:36 AM   #59 
  - Remember when in California the  Cleita   Nov-20-06 03:34 PM   #69 
     - If I were running the world of higher education, students would have  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-20-06 07:57 PM   #73 
  - Service earns you citizenship, and only citizens can vote.  Beelzebud   Nov-20-06 10:37 AM   #60 
  - The best post on this yet.  Cleita   Nov-20-06 03:23 PM   #68 
  - Show me the budget  Jed Dilligan   Nov-20-06 08:36 PM   #74 
 

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