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    I used to be of the opinion that it would be be good to have a draft or compulsory service

    • to be more fair and just (pace Rangel)
    • to discourage military adventurism (like Iraq)
    • to keep a citizen army instead of the developing a separate warrior/mercenary class

    I've changed my mind. One reason is that with Bush in office we have an unelected anti-constitutionalist who makes war for sport. If we give him a bigger army, he'll use it to make more  mischeif in the world.

    But the main reason is that my younger daughter is 17, and it will be a cold day in hell before I'll see her sent off as grist for Bush's meat grinder.

    My own draft number was 300, during a year, 1971, when they only called up the first 35 numbers or so.

    yr frn,
    jrs

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    by jsundman on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 03:47:24 PM PST

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