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Old 09-26-2004, 12:58 AM
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Default The Return of the Draft in the US?

There has been much talk of George W. Bush reinstating the draft (if reelected) as early as 2005. Not only that, but there is an act currently being propsed to change the draft a little:

-the ceiling age for being drafted will be raised from 24 to 34

-College students will only be able to defer for ONE SEMESTER, and seniors for one academic year.


As if there weren't already enough reasons why not to reelect Bush, now this comes up. I know it won't ever be discussed in the media, so I urge everyone who reads this that lives in the US to tell everyone they know about this, or I'm sure that the word will never get out to the populace.

I now fear for my life. I Bush gets reelected...my life could be ruined, quite literally. I'm in college, and if that act gets passed, and Bush reinstates the draft...*shudders*
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:16 AM
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Zam. If Bush gets re-elected, you still have 1 more choice. You can come to Canada as a refugee of war. Right now we have been raising a petition to keep refugees of this war in Canada (which we have dubbed illegal as a war) and therefore it would hopefully be more empowered if this news reaches us (which is likely). Again, we've taken refugees from the Vietnam war, what makes this one different?

Worst possible scenerio: Bush reinstates draft. You have 2 choices: come to Canada, or prove that you're insane. *sigh*
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:20 AM
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...or go to jail.

I can't believe that this is happening; I'm going to be glue to the cable Senae and House channels until this bill is done with one way or another.

I'm, of course, really upset about this right now, since I'm sure whether I'll be at college for in Iraq next fall. I cannot put into words how terrible this is.


All right, Kenny; I guess I'll have to come and live at your house if the draft is reinstated. -_-


But what really worries me is that if Bush gets reelected, I think the draft WILL come, and Kerr'ys chances don't look very good right now.

*starts to plan a campiagn to tell college students about the draft so they'll vote against Bush*
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My house? You can live with Dial-up? Whoa!

i'm not even sure if they let you live in just any random shmoe's house either if you're up here. Well at least you're not in jail...then sent to fight anyway.

Crap how's Kerry going to lose? HOW?

and uh...can't they like hire some guy to like shoot Bush or something? (is it legal to say this stuff in America?)

And technically speaking, if oyu prove yourself insane, you dont' have to go, right? :-/
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Old 09-26-2004, 02:54 AM
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My house? You can live with Dial-up? Whoa!

i'm not even sure if they let you live in just any random shmoe's house either if you're up here. Well at least you're not in jail...then sent to fight anyway.

Crap how's Kerry going to lose? HOW?

and uh...can't they like hire some guy to like shoot Bush or something? (is it legal to say this stuff in America?)

And technically speaking, if oyu prove yourself insane, you dont' have to go, right? :-/
Heh, I'd rather deal with dial-up that blazing days in the desert...

Is Kerry going to lose? Well, I hope that he won't, but most people actually buy into Bush's lie, so it's not looking too pretty at the moment.

Someone to shoot Bush, and can we say things like that in America? Heh, I wish on both accounts. As to the latter question, I'd like to say that one can, but once the Patriot Act II passes, the gov't will be able to arrest citizens and even rebuke citizenship to people without evidence or charge. It sometimes seems like I'm in the world of George Orwell's 1984... -_- And I'm completely serious.

And, I have a theory. Most presidents that have been assassnated were killed near the beginning of their second term. I figure that one can always hope for that to happen if Bush gets elected...
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Well...at least I have 12 sorry years to spend for my life IF the draft is reinstated. Meh, I'm going to stand my ground, I'd probably be in the military even before the age of 24

First, I should join the military at early high school so I can become an officer and far away from the front lines as possible. I'm better at utilizing my brain than my brawn.

Meh, reinstating the draft is unnecessary, IMO. We have more than enough people needed overseas. The combat there isn't even major. It's just that those cowards are using cheap tactics such as car bombs against our troops.

I already have a schedule for if the draft is reinstated:

Age 18: Joins military and gets promoted to PFC
Age 19: Gets promoted to specialist, then corporal.
Age 20: Gets promoted to sergeant.
Age 21: No progress, for no one can be promoted from sergeant unless passing college.
Age 22: No progress, for no one can be promoted from sergeant unless passing college.
Age 23: No progress, for no one can be promoted from sergeant unless passing college.
Age 24: Hopefully I would be a graduate by then and promoted to Second Lieutenant. If I am lucky enough to get myself landed on West Point, maybe even a higher rank.
Age 25: If I'm not above captain by then, I'm going to Canada.
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Yeah, but I have no aspirations of joining the military whatsoever. I'd rather commit seppuku than put my life on the line for George W. Bush.
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There has been much talk of George W. Bush reinstating the draft (if reelected) as early as 2005. Not only that, but there is an act currently being propsed to change the draft a little:

-the ceiling age for being drafted will be raised from 24 to 34

-College students will only be able to defer for ONE SEMESTER, and seniors for one academic year.


As if there weren't already enough reasons why not to reelect Bush, now this comes up. I know it won't ever be discussed in the media, so I urge everyone who reads this that lives in the US to tell everyone they know about this, or I'm sure that the word will never get out to the populace.

I now fear for my life. I Bush gets reelected...my life could be ruined, quite literally. I'm in college, and if that act gets passed, and Bush reinstates the draft...*shudders*
Get married. I am pretty sure they dont draft married peeps.
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Default Re: The Return of the Draft in the US!?!!?!?!

What're your sources? I saw a joke article on this topic once; scared me half to death until I learned it was a fake. ¬_¬

Heh, I can see I'm not the only one who'd rather have the bastard killed than have him serve for another four years. And Zam, you're the first Christian I've seen who actually opposes Bush; good for you. It's refreshing to see someone who thinks for himself.

As for me, I'm not in college yet, but if it ever came to this, I'd much rather go to prison than join the army; no lie. I'm just as patriotic as anyone else, too, it's not as if I'm "neglecting to give back to my country", it's just that this War is completely groundless, so forgive me for saying it's not exactly something I can say I want to stake my life over.
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Default Re: The Return of the Draft in the US!?!!?!?!

They do, I am pretty sure.

If the draft is reinstated, then this country is fricking doomed. My whole family, (Except for a few. ) is voting agenst him, I hope others do too.
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Default Re: The Return of the Draft in the US!?!!?!?!

Elimin8, I have doubted the sources after my intial scare; I plan to research this topic extensively to find out exactly what's going on, and I'll report back on this once I do.
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Elimin8, I have doubted the sources after my intial scare; I plan to research this topic extensively to find out exactly what's going on, and I'll report back on this once I do.
Please do so.... I am really frightened about this talk of draft... I am 17 right now... and I am turning 18 in February.... I'm gonna try and stay tuned to ths thread to learn more... I would vote for Kerry even though I'm a Republican... more moderate (In between) But more of my veiw are rep so I declare myself as that... bah... Bush is so dumb... I can't stand the guy sometimes...
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I've begun to launch my research project on this, and I'll post my final report once I'm through.
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Please do so.... I am really frightened about this talk of draft... I am 17 right now... and I am turning 18 in February.... I'm gonna try and stay tuned to ths thread to learn more... I would vote for Kerry even though I'm a Republican... more moderate (In between) But more of my veiw are rep so I declare myself as that... bah... Bush is so dumb... I can't stand the guy sometimes...
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*slaps Kenny*

Gather your senses Man!!! XD lol

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