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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:23 AM
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I Can't stop...I'm balling like a baby
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Doug Soderstrom, Ph.D.

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Due to a craze of events around the world, the United States may find it necessary to reinstate the draft; that is, the U.S. government might be forced into telling our nation's youth that they have no choice but to honor the call of Uncle Sam, don a military uniform, and go to war.

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The 1960's protest of the Viet Nam War showed that nothing will destroy a government faster than that of forcing young people to fight a war the people back home do not support. However, if such a thing occurs once again, it will make the Viet Nam era's protests look like mere child's play. In the 1960's it was just the hippies, the liberals, and college-age folks who were against the war. However, this time it will be mainstream America, the parents of our own children, who will be in the streets protesting; Cindy Sheehan multiplied by as many parents as it takes to bring down a government utterly dominated by a cohort of Bush-Cheney crazies, fundamentalist sympathizers, and corporate-stained politicians.

But what about the kids? What advice might one give to young people who may well be forced to make such a horrid decision; one of fighting in a war they do not believe, five years in prison, or perhaps even compelled to leave the country of their birth.. the kind of burden no self-respecting country would place upon its children
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Please read........

http://www.populistamerica.com/advice_from_an_old_man
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