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Originally posted by Skibum
I think the current status of it is dead. There was a bill introduced before the election by democrats to start the draft, but it didn't get very far.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
The congressman's 'spew' has been quite sensible to my ears.
He sees that the burden of war has been shouldered in greatest part by the minorities and impoverished in this country. He wants to change that, and I agree wholeheartedly with him on the issue.
Why should those who benefit least from wealth have to die to preserve it? I think the man's argument is sound, at least in its estimation of the lopsided system. However, there is a catch...
The rich won't fight, even if there is a draft. They'll buy their way out of it, which leaves who else, the poor and minorities to pick up the slack.
All that a draft will bring is more misery to those who the bill promised to protect.
This is classic Washington.
Your whole argument is skewed, because it leaves out the important fact that everyone in the U.S. military is a volunteer. And if your contention that "The rich won't fight, even if there is a draft. They'll buy their way out of it" is true, how does the draft solve the 'problem' as you see it? Oh, it doesn't? Then why are you for it? This is just another lame democrat attempt to embarass the administration and that's your sole reason for saying you support it
Originally posted by junglejake
Aiee, so a draft is good if it's proposed by a democrat, but if Bush were to reinstitute the draft: Rebellion!
That stuff cracks me up!