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WinterStorm Donating Member (790 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:04 PM
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Can the Amish be drafted?
If the draft is brought back will the government be able to draft the young adults from the Amish communities?
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:04 PM
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1. I do not believe so.
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:09 PM
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6. Concientious objectors
A conscientious objector is one who is opposed to serving in the armed forces and/or bearing arms on the grounds of moral or religious principles.

From this web sight:

http://www.sss.gov/FSconsobj.htm
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:20 PM
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11. conscientious objectors can be assigned jobs like medic cant they? nt
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:27 PM
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13. I believe they can
I think they did it that way in 'Nam, possibly in WW2 as well.

From this web sight: http://www.sss.gov/FSconsobj.htm

"The person whose beliefs allow him to serve in the military but in a noncombatant capacity will serve in the Armed Forces but will not be assigned training or duties that include using weapons."
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:06 PM
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2. they will probably have to file for religious deferments...
im not sure... good question.

-LK
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:06 PM
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3. I doubt it
I don't think anyone could dispute their bid to be conscientious objectors.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:07 PM
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4. No. They do not believe in violence to solve matters
In theory, anyway.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:09 PM
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5. They would make effective anti-reporter snipers
not liking cameras and all...
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:13 PM
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7. since it is rumored that college deferments
will no longer apply if the draft is reinstated on June 15,05, I've often wondered if the Amish and Quakers, both traditionally granted immunity from the draft, would no longer be able to do so.
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WinterStorm Donating Member (790 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:18 PM
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8. All young adults will be fair game
Edited on Thu Aug-19-04 02:31 PM by WinterStorm
The Bush twins should be the first two to be drafted.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:18 PM
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9. Thinking of taking up a religion?
:evilgrin:
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WinterStorm Donating Member (790 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:20 PM
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10. Scratching head right now
Can they draft devil worshipers :evilgrin:
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judge_smales Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:24 PM
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12. I'm pretty sure that


the military wouldn't really want them. There's just no way they could be made into good soldiers.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 02:34 PM
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14. Yes, but they can only use wooden "pop" guns they make themselves
:evilgrin:
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