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Old 03-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #1
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Government Prepares for Selective Draft

So, if you are highly skilled in computers and languages....

Look out.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation...3_draft13.html
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A frightening thought, isn't it?
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nah, it's all part of being a citizen of the US. If enough people really object, a law can be passed against it.
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live in peace , prepare for war ,


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It looks like Congress is cold to the idea anyway across both political parties (except for those few die-hard Rangel-esque loonies) and only Congress (not the President) can authorize the draft.

The government can "prepare" all they want, but, barring some freak war, a draft is very unlikely. And, hopefully, I'll be too old for it, if it ever happens.

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I am concerned that there may be pressure from the electorate to approve a "selective" draft. Partially due to the fact that many units are now being reactivated for the second and third times.
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nah, it's all part of being a citizen of the US. If enough people really object, a law can be passed against it.
Said the child who doesn't remember Vietnam. You'll be singing a different tune when your number comes up.
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Unless LivLov is female...LOL and has no worries about the draft.
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Pardon me for not being born.

Either way, it sounds so highly unlikely that this draft will ever bee needed, much less allowed by Congress....
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If we are spread any thinner....do not count on it.....one more term of Bush and we may very well be spreading out a little more.
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Unless LivLov is female...LOL and has no worries about the draft.
I am female and if I were male, I wouldn't pass the physical (feet problems). I'm skilled with computers though...maybe by the time the US actually needs another draft, women will be drafted too. Now there's equal rights for ya.
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If we are spread any thinner....do not count on it.....one more term of Bush and we may very well be spreading out a little more.
key phrase = one more term of Bush
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Unless LivLov is female...LOL and has no worries about the draft.
Which makes it even easier to throw caution to the wind and pretend any draft at all is acceptable.
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