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Will you dodge the draft?

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posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 09:53 PM
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Don't turn this into a debate. But, if you are in the U.S.A or U.K and are male or female 18-26 years of age, post whether you will dodge the draft or not when it comes.




posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 09:57 PM
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I'll go first. If i were within the age bracket, i would dodge it. I would refuse to fight in Bush's war. Plain and simple.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 09:58 PM
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If I was of draft age I don't think I would announce my intentions to the world.

Kind of hard to "dodge" officers with orders from your government that way.


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posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:00 PM
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If you're not in the age bracket, don't post whether you would or not here. Keep it on topic.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:03 PM
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If a draft were to happen I would definitely not only accept whatever happened, I would probably enlist. Whether or not I agree with the reasons behind this war, it is my civic duty, as a citizen of the United States, to uphold the laws of this country. So, if a law were passed to make military service compulsory, then I would follow the law.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by rrobert5425
If a draft were to happen I would definitely not only accept whatever happened, I would probably enlist. Whether or not I agree with the reasons behind this war, it is my civic duty, as a citizen of the United States, to uphold the laws of this country. So, if a law were passed to make military service compulsory, then I would follow the law.


And die in a senseless war to increase the profits of Bush and his cronies ?
We're not living in the eighteenth century now; War is not honourable, neither is it glorious to fall in battle - if it ever was.

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:10 PM
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I'm not subject to the draft, but I do request that the US dodgers head south instead of north, this time. Its Mexico's turn, and besides they need to replace all those citizens who have flooded into the US.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by Pisky

Originally posted by rrobert5425
If a draft were to happen I would definitely not only accept whatever happened, I would probably enlist. Whether or not I agree with the reasons behind this war, it is my civic duty, as a citizen of the United States, to uphold the laws of this country. So, if a law were passed to make military service compulsory, then I would follow the law.


And die in a senseless war to increase the profits of Bush and his cronies ?
We're not living in the eighteenth century now; War is not honourable, neither is it glorious to fall in battle - if it ever was.

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori


I asked nicely not to post anything like this. Could a mod delete this please?



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:22 PM
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I'm in the age bracket and currently stuck in the UK.

But yes I would dodge the draft because I consider myself a very patriotic person. There you go edsinger, quote that.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by RedDragon
Don't turn this into a debate. But, if you are in the U.S.A or U.K and are male or female 18-26 years of age, post whether you will dodge the draft or not when it comes.


Wow i have never met a genuine oracle before. What else is destined to happen in the future, Marty Mcfly?

Conscription or not, I am enlisting in the military after college.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 11:39 PM
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First off the draft is unconstitutional--involuntary servitude (if I remember right, Fifteenth Amendment).

Secondly, I'm almost 32 so I think I'm all right there!

Third, if I were in the age bracket, I'd be pulling the religious card. I don't believe women should be in battle--the Bible forbids it anyhow. Do they do religious exemption?

Besides, they probably wouldn't want me anyway. I have pins, screws, and staples freezing a joint in my ankle and I walk with a limp.


[edit on 11/28/2004 by Amethyst]



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 11:55 PM
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I'm still in the "Oh, we're not going to have a draft" phase, however, I want to see how the draft would go. However, I would look for a nice Canadian to marry.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by Amethyst
First off the draft is unconstitutional--involuntary servitude (if I remember right, Fifteenth Amendment).



Its the 13th Amendment.There are a couple promising legal strategies you might avail yourself of in attempting to elude the draft, but the 13th Amendment dodge isn't one of them. A couple chumps tried it during the Vietnam era and were pretty much laughed out of court and into the ranks. The amendment was meant to prohibit slavery and has never been successfully applied to military service.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 01:54 AM
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Depends. WWII circumstances, I might go. Vietnam circumstances, I might not go.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 02:59 AM
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Originally posted by RedDragon

Originally posted by Pisky
And die in a senseless war to increase the profits of Bush and his cronies ?
We're not living in the eighteenth century now; War is not honourable, neither is it glorious to fall in battle - if it ever was.

I asked nicely not to post anything like this. Could a mod delete this please?


Since nothing I said was against Simon's Terms and Conditions, I doubt this will happen. However, since it is possible that the draft age-range could eventually be extended, I will answer the original question.

No, I will not fight for Blair. I will fight to defend Britain (as my grandfathers did in WW2) but I will not die in the Middle east just so Tony Blair can continue brown-nosing the Bush Administration.

[edit on 29-11-2004 by Pisky]



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 03:40 AM
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Is that not what ATS is about? Debating? Oh well. If you insist. I would dodge the hell out of the draft. I would dodge it like Saddam dodging a cruise missle. Have fun trying to find which cave I'm in if the draft ever comes... ~crosses the Mexican border~ Whoo Hoo!



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 06:59 AM
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Hey dodgers, your IP adresses have been duely forwarded to the Recruitment office, watch for a yellow Hummer to pick you up soon



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by Amethyst
I'm almost 32 so I think I'm all right there!


35 is the cut off for the military - unless you have a
special skill, then there are exceptions.
Also - Call backs of veterans can happen at any age
if they have special skills that the military needs.

WWII was pulling people in at all ages up to 35.
I'm sure if this war on terrorism was to get to that
level, there would be a draft and it wouldn't be
just for the 18-25 year olds. Everyone would be
expected to pitch in to defend America.

People here are quoting the constitution saying that
being drafted is unconstitutional ... but they seem to
have forgotten that if they don't go to war to defend
America there won't be a constitution to protect them.



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 07:53 AM
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Not only will I dodge it, I'll resist it.


I will resist as publicly as I can.


I will do everything I can to compel others to do the same.


I feel that is my civic duty.


How can you say you believe in something if you won't even stand for it?


I'll stand.


X



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 07:59 AM
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Lol, I'm suprised the flames havent come out already on this. I definately would not take part in Frher Bush's war, I didn't vote for the loser either time. Canada would probably be the most inviting to me since they have large game to hunt, so a prolonged hunting trip to the north would be in order in the event of a draft.



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