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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:31 am
by Junglestud
I am all for service, but don't think making it mandatory is a great idea...



Subject: Mandatory Draft Legislation Please Read
Mandatory draft for boys and girls (ages 18-26) starting June 15, 2005, is something that everyone should know about. This literally effects everyone since we all have or know children that will have to go if this bill passes.
There is pending legislation in the house and senate (twinbills: S89 and HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so the draft can begin as early as spring, 2005, just after the 2004 presidential election. The administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed now, while the public's attention is on the elections, so our action on this is needed immediately. Details and links follow. This plan, among other things, eliminates higher education as a shelter and includes women in the draft. Also, crossing into Canada has already been made very difficult.
Actions:
Please send this on to all the parents and teachers you know, and all the aunts and uncles, grandparents, godparents. . . And let your children know - - it's their future, and they can be a powerful voice for change!

This legislation is called HR 163 and can be found in detail at this website: http://thomas.loc.gov/ Just enter in "HR 163" and click search and will bring up the bill for you to read. It is less than two pages long. If this bill passes, it will include all men and all women from ages 18 - 26 in a draft for military action. In addition, college will no longer be an option for avoiding the draft and they will be signing an agreement with Canada which will no longer permit anyone attempting to dodge the draft to stay within it's borders.
This bill also includes the extention of military service for all those that are currently active. If you go to the selective service web site and read their 2004 FYI Goals you will see that the reasoning for this is to increase the size of the military in case of terrorism. This is a critical piece of legislation, this will effect our undergradates, our children and our grandchildren. Please take the time to write your congressman and let them know how you feel about this legislation.

http://www.house.gov http://www.senate.gov

PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:22 pm
by mofiki
this is a crock of shit they are in the process of geting rid of 7000 people in the airfrce alone i realy dont think they going to get rid of these people to go and draft any more

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:03 pm
by Kloked1
this rumor has been floating around for months, Military.com was trying to tack the original author down for a while. BTW congress would have to approve the draft by a 2/3rds majority, and there aren't enough ultra-right wing republicans to do that.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:36 am
by z28kindaguy
Man that's stupid. Does Bush want to take over the world but doesn't have enough military?


I can't even start to say how stupid this is.