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Originally posted by Black_Fox
Under what circumstances do you see a draft being brought back?
Originally posted by Sir SolomonAs for ways around the draft, you can always "accidently" break your leg, or if you sign up to be a what was it...something observer, not sure, I will research it and see if I can't find the term
posted by Black_Fox: “I've been noticing the military has changed its stance on who they allow in. Raising the age, and changing their stance on visible tattoos. Leads me to wonder just how thin the military is stretched and how low recruitment is. [Edited by Don W]
With a war with Iran looming and the war in Iraq still ongoing, where are they going to find the people to fight these wars. [Edited by Don W]
When I turned 18, I received a letter to sign up for the draft . . if I didn’t I was subject to 1 year in federal prison or 1 million dollar fine. So I signed up. Do you think they will reinstate the draft? Even if a draft is used, it won’t have the desired effect. Seeing that most people are waking up to the fact these wars are not justified. Would you go if drafted? [Edited by Don W]
posted by deltaboy: “You talking about Selective Service, kind of a backup if the U.S. feels the need to bring in manpower in a hurry. Its been in existence for over 50 years since Roosevelt. All U.S. citizens are required to register. You don't sign on, you don't get benefits like financial aid like loans or grants for school. [Edited by Don W]
posted by Kruel: “Yeah I too had to sign up for the draft. I also pay my taxes, which the IRS says are "voluntary"
If it came to a draft, I'd probably get court-marshaled, unless I felt the war was justified. I will not kill innocent people.
I do worry about the draft starting up again as the prez is now pushing for Iran. Hell, let's just call ourselves the Romans, go around taking over the known world and be done with it. [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by donwhite
Where does that urban legend that taxes are voluntary come from? It is not a crime not to pay taxes, but it is a crime not to file a tax return. If you refuse to pay your taxes, ultimately the IRS will seize your property, sell it, and apply the proceeds to your tax bill. But if you do not lie, and file all required papers, you will not go to jail.
Originally posted by donwhite
And who defines and determines just who is an innocent person? Would you have declined to fly the Enola Gay in 1945? The US does not order anyone to commit a Mei Lai incident. Those things do happen in war. But no often.
posted by Locutus: “I don’t get it, sorry . . there is no draft but you get forced in the army because your dad is not rich? (1) Is this correct? (2) Where do you live? Iran, Cuba, Columbia? (3) Or did I misunderstood it all? (4) [Edited by Don W]