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chaz4jazz Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 01:45 AM
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13. I, for one, am in favor of a draft
I was drafted in 1961 for two years in the US Army. I believe in a draft and not in an all volunteer army. Having conscripts in the military makes the corps elgalitarian. I believe everyone from students to workers etc. should serve out country. But, not now, not with these maniacs in charge. If there was a conscripted army before this Iraq debacle I believe there would already have been marching in the streets to end this illegal regime and illegal war. The reason there were such great demonstrations in the sixties was precisely because there was a draft.

A free nation needs an army of citizens to protect it from REAL threats, real dangers. An all volunteer army is loyal to the executive to a fault.

My opinion.
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