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    This country initiated conscription in the autumn of 1940.  The bill authorizing it was for a term of one year only.  It was renewed in 1941 by one vote, which gives you a sense of just how strong isolationist sentiment was in the US at that point.  My uncle was drafted into the Army in October of that year.  He was home on leave on December 7th, attending a New York Giants football game at the Polo Grounds.  His unit was immediately sent to guard the Panama Canal Zone.  He spent the entire war stationed there.

    Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

    by JJB on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 10:48:10 AM PDT

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