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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #61
72. No, there are plenty of happy idiots...
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 10:06 AM by lumberjack_jeff
who are happy to volunteer someone else's kids. They proudly call it the "hit the public with a 2 x 4 approach".
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  -Should they reinstate the draft? Tiggeroshii  Nov-19-06 04:03 PM   #0 
  - Not only no, but hell no.  tritsofme   Nov-19-06 04:04 PM   #1 
  - And in what world would types like the Bush pack not be able to  sarge43   Nov-19-06 04:08 PM   #3 
  - George I wasn't able to weasle his way out of serving in WWII.  Crunchy Frog   Nov-19-06 05:46 PM   #31 
  - There is a draft right now - a draft that sucks in kids who don't have  IndyOp   Nov-19-06 04:09 PM   #5 
     - The military is one option.  tritsofme   Nov-19-06 04:21 PM   #15 
     - A host of other option for these young people...  IndyOp   Nov-19-06 05:32 PM   #27 
     - The signing in the Army is VOLUNTARY the Draft ISN"T  lovuian   Nov-19-06 06:31 PM   #40 
     - Is that a joke?  PassingFair   Nov-19-06 06:41 PM   #44 
     - so why not work to improve their lot...  tomp   Nov-19-06 07:38 PM   #57 
  - only for those that vote republican  goddess40   Nov-19-06 04:07 PM   #2 
  - No. During wartime -- maybe.  Buzz Clik   Nov-19-06 04:08 PM   #4 
  - WITHOUT COLLEGE DEFERMENT ONLY...  upi402   Nov-19-06 04:10 PM   #6 
  - What about medical deferments?  Maddy McCall   Nov-19-06 04:15 PM   #9 
  - Doesn't matter - the Draft "Lottery" will probably be controlled by Diebold anyway...  file83   Nov-19-06 04:18 PM   #12 
  - excellent point! nt  tomp   Nov-21-06 08:45 AM   #70 
  - Serve in Conservation Corps, or Urban Corps.  bahrbearian   Nov-19-06 04:40 PM   #19 
     - Or...the Texas Air National Guard.  Maddy McCall   Nov-19-06 05:15 PM   #25 
        - Do you think the military is ready for that shit again,,,the monkey  bahrbearian   Nov-19-06 06:22 PM   #36 
  - Yea, because America's college campuses are filled to the brim with neocons  tritsofme   Nov-19-06 04:23 PM   #16 
     - ...with other priorities  upi402   Nov-19-06 04:26 PM   #17 
  - No, but Rangel is absolutely correct.  longship   Nov-19-06 04:14 PM   #7 
  - Touche`  etherealtruth   Nov-19-06 04:15 PM   #8 
  - Yes and bless him for putting it front and center. n/t  sarge43   Nov-19-06 04:21 PM   #14 
  - Bingo!  Minnesota_Lib   Nov-19-06 05:52 PM   #33 
  - impeachment is off the table...  tomp   Nov-19-06 07:30 PM   #53 
  - A Military Draft Is Unconstitutional  RestoreGore   Nov-19-06 04:16 PM   #10 
  - Great quote...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 04:38 PM   #18 
  - You're welcome n/t  RestoreGore   Nov-19-06 05:43 PM   #30 
  - That's been claimed in the courts (including SCOTUS) and repudiated.  TahitiNut   Nov-19-06 04:42 PM   #21 
  - Then point it out in the Constitution  RestoreGore   Nov-19-06 05:42 PM   #28 
  - That would be only SOME of us...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 06:27 PM   #37 
  - You know ...  TahitiNut   Nov-19-06 06:43 PM   #45 
     - What--you don't like the term "authoritarian?"  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 06:51 PM   #49 
  - Here ...  TahitiNut   Nov-19-06 06:36 PM   #42 
  - Institutionalized Servitude...  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 06:00 PM   #35 
  - stop u.s. imperialism!  tomp   Nov-19-06 07:33 PM   #54 
  - You think we're in DEBT now....wait until they reinstate the draft...  file83   Nov-19-06 04:16 PM   #11 
  - yes if only everyone goes  madrchsod   Nov-19-06 04:21 PM   #13 
  - A period of national service should be required of *EVERYONE*.  Tesha   Nov-19-06 04:40 PM   #20 
  - why? service isn't service unless it's voluntary.  tomp   Nov-19-06 07:34 PM   #55 
     - Funny, my dictionary doesn't mention "voluntary" in any of its definitions.  Tesha   Nov-20-06 07:19 AM   #66 
        - one could choose to emigrate?  tomp   Nov-21-06 08:44 AM   #69 
  - NO. Not as long as there is a 1% chance that some Republicon  theophilus   Nov-19-06 04:50 PM   #22 
  - Absolutely  Coyote_Bandit   Nov-19-06 04:50 PM   #23 
  - that would end all corporate war, make a now deferment draft for the rich kids  sam sarrha   Nov-19-06 05:04 PM   #24 
  - It might end more conventional wars  tritsofme   Nov-19-06 05:24 PM   #26 
  - Only if they make it so the kids of the rich and powerful  Crunchy Frog   Nov-19-06 05:43 PM   #29 
  - No way, no how,  Art_from_Ark   Nov-19-06 05:50 PM   #32 
  - Let me guess about the vote split:  survivor999   Nov-19-06 05:55 PM   #34 
  - That would make a good poll itself:  Sapphocrat   Nov-19-06 06:29 PM   #39 
  - over 40, no kids, no draft. nt  tomp   Nov-19-06 07:36 PM   #56 
  - Well, The Volunteer Army Has Certainly Brought A Halt To Their Stupid Adventures  loindelrio   Nov-19-06 06:28 PM   #38 
  - It still seems like an end-run around the responsibility  Mythsaje   Nov-19-06 06:31 PM   #41 
  - We Need To Make Any War Authorization A Third Rail Issue,  loindelrio   Nov-19-06 06:45 PM   #46 
  - no, no draft whatsoever at anytime under any conditions.  tomp   Nov-19-06 07:44 PM   #58 
     - No, I Am Not Mad. And, Um, If They Screw Up With Their Wars Of Choice  loindelrio   Nov-19-06 07:57 PM   #59 
        - you're the one arguing FOR a draft.  tomp   Nov-21-06 08:36 AM   #67 
           - Not Really  loindelrio   Nov-21-06 10:32 AM   #73 
              - not really?  tomp   Nov-21-06 10:38 PM   #75 
                 - Really n/t  loindelrio   Nov-21-06 11:48 PM   #76 
  - I was active duty in the military for 5 years  madville   Nov-19-06 06:40 PM   #43 
  - Sorry to call yuo on it  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-06 06:45 PM   #47 
     - No problem  madville   Nov-19-06 06:54 PM   #50 
        - Ah ok you were living off base  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-06 07:00 PM   #51 
  - Yes the country needs it  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-06 06:46 PM   #48 
  - Hell No!  Blue State Native   Nov-19-06 07:29 PM   #52 
  - Anybody who supports a draft should put their money where their  Telly Savalas   Nov-19-06 08:01 PM   #60 
  - Isn't that...what supporting a draft IS?  BullGooseLoony   Nov-19-06 08:10 PM   #61 
     - Why wait for the draft though?  Telly Savalas   Nov-19-06 08:20 PM   #63 
     - No, there are plenty of happy idiots...  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 10:05 AM   #72 
  - There are pros and cons either way  cooolandrew   Nov-19-06 08:16 PM   #62 
  - Sure. If "they" want moms to declare war on them.  LWolf   Nov-19-06 08:23 PM   #64 
  - I voted HELL NO but do need to explain exceptions  NoBushSpokenHere   Nov-19-06 08:24 PM   #65 
  - They should reinstate PEACE.  HughBeaumont   Nov-21-06 08:42 AM   #68 
  - It's simple. Do we need a draft? If "no", then it's the stupidest idea ever.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-21-06 10:04 AM   #71 
  - 41% Yes? Is this DU?  Beelzebud   Nov-21-06 10:34 AM   #74 
  - I sure as shit think it's a backwards and lousy idea.  HughBeaumont   Nov-22-06 11:43 PM   #78 
  - Hell No!!!!!  genieroze   Nov-22-06 10:57 PM   #77 
 

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