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  •  Exactly. (0+ / 0-)

    But it is your memory that few burned draft cards? It could be that it just got a lot of notice, like how we supposedly spit on returning warriors.

    •  I don't remember any draft card burning (1+ / 0-)
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      HappyinNM

      There were plenty of anti-war marches and some anti-draft rallies. I was in the Twin Cities at the time, not eligible for the draft because I completed my service in the National Guard. Mrs. Cocinero made food for the guys at an anti-draft office.

    •  Exactly! "Like Spitting" (2+ / 0-)
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      Josiah Bartlett, True North

      My sense at the time was that many more cards got burned than returning warriors got spit on.

      Still, Wikipedia, however, seems confident with an estimate of 25,000 card burnings between 1965 and 1973.

       This does not include  the cards that were "returned" to the Dept. of Defense, or those turned over to pacifist organizations -- the idea being to make the gesture and the commitment, but not to violate the statute.

      Since fewer than 100 draft resisters were convicted of card-burning, it's hard to tell how many of the burned cards were genuine and how many purely symbolic.

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